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Institut für Zytobiologie
Zentrum für Synthetische Mikrobiologie
Philipps-Universität Marburg                     Fon: +49-6421-286 6449
Karl-von-Frisch-Str. 14                                        +49-6421-286 6483 (Secretary)
35032 Marburg - Germany                        Fax: +49-6421-286 6414 

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From Frankfurt Airport to Marburg (ca. 80 min by train)

Frankfurt Airport – Frankfurt main station (Hbf) – Marburg main station (Hbf)

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


One can find taxi service outside of the train station.


To reach our institute by public transportation, exit the train station to see the bus station in front of you. Take bus 2, 7, or 27 to the Botanische Garten bus stop. Times and buses can be found here.

Walking directions to our institute.

About Marburg

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 medieval church (St. Elisabeth Church). We are sure that you will have a most memorable stay.

Accommodation - Hotels

For detailed information about accommodation, please see the website of the City of Marburg ('Marburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH').
For special rates please contact our secretary, Mrs. Carina Beimborn (Ph. +49-6421-286 6483, Fax +49-6421-286 6414).