GESIS Location in Cologne

Directions & Map GESIS Cologne

Adress

Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
50667 Cologne

Tel.: +49 (0)221-47694-0
Fax: +49 (0)221-47694-199

GESIS Cologne is located in the center of Cologne near Cologne Cathedral.

How to get to GESIS Cologne

Leave the building at Cologne main station toward the Cologne Cathedral. Go to the right towards the street "An den Dominikanern" and keep straight on. You'll cross the streets "Marzellenstraße", "Postprivatstraße" and "Stolkgasse". The street "An den Dominikanern" changes now over in the street "Unter Sachsenhausen". Keep straight on and you'll see righthanded at the corner "Tunisstraße/Unter Sachsenhausen" the GESIS building. 

The building is approximately 500 m (5-7 minutes to walk) away from the main station.

Traveling to Cologne

Air

Cologne/Bonn Airport is a hub for numerous low-cost carriers. Cologne is also within less than an hour's reach to Frankfurt/Main and Düsseldorf airports. There are good connections (every 10 to 20 minutes) between Cologne airport and Cologne central station, and the travel time is only 15 minutes. The venue can be reached by foot within five minutes.

Rail

High-speed trains offer smooth connections between many German and European cities and Cologne. The high-speed Thalys train connects the city with Brussels (1:47) and Paris (3:14); the ICE directly connects Amsterdam and Utrecht with Cologne in 2:38 and 2:13 respectively. Check times and connections here.

Cologne central station is located in the city centre and the venue can be reached by foot within five minutes. Leave the building at Cologne main station toward the Cologne Cathedral. Go to the right towards the street "An den Dominikanern" and keep straight on. You'll cross the streets "Marzellenstraße", "Postprivatstraße" and "Stolkgasse". The street "An den Dominikanern" changes now over in the street "Unter Sachsenhausen". Keep straight on and you'll see righthanded at the corner "Tunisstraße/Unter Sachsenhausen" the GESIS building. 

Intercity Bus

The bus station is located in the centre of Cologne next to the central train station. Travelling by bus is often cheaper than travelling by train. Connections are especially good between Eastern European cities and Cologne. The venue can be reached by foot within five minutes.

Car

GESIS Spring Seminar can be reached via Autobahn A1, A3, A4, A57, A59 and A555. Finding a parking place free of charge and close to the venue may be rather difficult. However, there are numerous public car parks (chargeable) within short walking distance of the venue: "Börsenplatz"/Kardinal-Frings-Str., "Maternushaus"/Auf dem Hunnenrücken. 

Accommodation with special GESIS rates

Cologne hosts numerous international trade fairs. The hotels in Cologne then tend to be fully booked at very early times. If you need accommodation, we strongly recommend to book directly after your registration. You will find a list with hotels close to the venue and some useful addresses here (1.2 MB).

 

About Cologne

Cologne is centrally located in the west of the Federal Republic of Germany and right in the heart of Europe. Entering Germany is facilitated by easy access regulations for most visitors.

Founded more than 2000 years ago, Cologne is one of Central Europe’s oldest cities. With more than one million inhabitants it is Germany's fourth largest city. People from 181 countries with more than 250 cultural backgrounds add to a liberal and multicultural atmosphere.

Cologne hosts thirteen public and private universities. Its 72,000 students make it the most populous and also popular university town in Germany. The University of Cologne, partner of GESIS, and the University of Applied Sciences are the two largest of these institutions.

36 museums, more than 120 art galleries, 200 music ensembles, 60 theatres and numerous international festivals make Cologne one of Europe's leading cities for art and culture. The Roman heritage, a captivating array of twelve Romanesque churches, the Cologne Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage) and many other historic sites hold something for every taste – and of course the "Kölsch" both as idiom and local brew (we will offer a room in a typical Cologne brewery for your networking and leisure) complete what the city is most proud of: Cologne is a feeling!

More information is available from the Cologne tourist office.