Institut für Zytobiologie
Philipps-Universität Marburg Fon: +49-6421-286 6449
Robert-Koch-Str. 6 +49-6421-286 6483 (Secretary)
35032 Marburg - Germany Fax: +49-6421-286 6414
From Frankfurt Airport to Marburg (ca. 80 min by train)
Frankfurt Airport – Frankfurt main station (Hbf) – Marburg main
After your arrival at Frankfurt airport, follow the green signs "S" (S-Bahn; commuter train) or the sign to Regionalbahnhof (regional station) in the lower level of the airport. On your way, you will find ticket counters or automatic ticket machines where you can purchase a ticket directly to Marburg. Ask local people for help if needed. From this location, move down another level to track #1. From here, the S-Bahn leaves to Frankfurt Hbf (main station) every 15 minutes. The trip takes 10 minutes with 2 stops.
At Frankfurt main station (Hbf) go to the surface level where you find the train platforms. The final destination of your train to Marburg will be either Treysa (use front part of train, since train is split in Giessen), Kassel, Hannover, Hamburg or Bremen (usually out of platform #14 or #15). The train to Marburg will take 1 h and will stop in Friedberg and Giessen before arriving in Marburg main station (Hbf).
There is at least one train per hour to Marburg. All schedules and details are indicated on a large display in the main hall of Frankfurt main station. In the middle of the hall you will find an information desk. Exact train connections can be found here: Deutsche Bahn Travel Service.
From the train station to the Institute (5-8 min walk)
To reach our institute, exit the train station to see Bahnhofstrasse in front of you. Follow this street, walk under a bridge (Autobahn), cross the Lahn River and continue until your reach the crossroad Robert-Koch-Strasse. Our institute is the second building on the right.
Marburg is a medieval town at the Lahn river, located about 100 km (60 miles) north of Frankfurt. Since it is right in the middle of Germany and Europe, it can be easily reached (e.g., 1 hour by train from Frankfurt).
Marburg has remarkable historical buildings , a long history and beautiful scenery, and a famous church ( Elisabeth Church ). We are sure that you will have a most memorable stay.
"Precise" weather information for Germany and a regularly updated local weatherforecast is available on the internet.
Accommodation - Hotels
For special rates please contact our secretary, Mrs. Gisela Lesch (Ph.
+49-6421-286 6483, Fax +49-6421-286 6414).
Pilgrimstein 29, ph. +49-6421-9180, Fax +49-6421-918444 T
The hotel is located at the junction Pilgrimstein and Biegenstraße. From the train station Marburg take a taxi to the hotel (or buses # 1,2,3,4,5,7 to Rudolphsplatz).
The hotel is located 10 min from the train station.
Elisabethstrasse 12, ph. +49-6421-59075-0, Fax +49-6421-59075-100
VITA , Hotel & Residenz, Rosenpark Marburg
Rosenstrasse 18 - 28, 35037 Marburg, Telefon + 49 - 64 21 60 05-0, Telefax + 49 -64 21 60 05-100
The hotel is located 5 min from the train station.
Hotel Sonne, Markt 14
Hostaria del Castello, Markt 19
For detailed information and alternative accommodation, please see the website of the local Tourist Bureau ('Marburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH'). The website relevant for you is available in English.