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Getting to Bochum

The summer school will take place on the cam­pus of the Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum in buil­ding ID (see site plan of the university). The lectures will be held in room ID 04 / 471, there will be signs to guide your way. Further information how to reach Bochum can be found here, the following information should help you to find your way.


You can reach Bochum via Düsseldorf International (DUS), Köln Bonn Airport (CGN) and Dortmund Airport (DTM) in reasonable time. DUS is not only the lar­gest, but also the most ea­si­ly ac­ces­sed: there are di­rect con­nec­tions bet­ween the air­port and Bo­chum's main train sta­ti­on up to eight times per hour, and the jour­ney only takes around 40 mi­nu­tes. There is also a direct high-speed train connection from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bochum (journey time is about two hours).

Train / Public transportation

Bochum is well connected to the German high-speed train network. Bo­chum Cen­tral Sta­ti­on is ser­ved by ICE, IC, EC, re­gio­nal, and sub­ur­ban trains at a high fre­quen­cy. From there, you can reach the university ea­si­ly by ta­king the un­der­ground line U35 (Cam­pus­Li­nie, di­rec­tion Bo­chum Hu­stadt). For planning your journey please refer to the Deutsche Bahn AG.


Motorists can also easily reach Bochum via the dense network of motorways in Germany and especially in North Rhine-Westphalia. The qui­ckest route is via the mo­tor­way junc­tion Bo­chum/Wit­ten, where the A43 and A44 meet. Sim­ply take the exit Bo­chum-Que­ren­burg, fol­low the signs “Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät” and then the (elec­tro­nic) in­for­ma­ti­on boards. You can enter Len­ners­hof­stra­ße 140, 44801 Bo­chum in your GPS sys­tem: you will then pass by the Bo­chum Uni­ver­si­ty of Ap­p­lied Sci­en­ces and then reach the buil­ding ID by fol­lowing the road. Note that only a li­mi­ted num­ber of par­king spots are avail­able at the uni­ver­si­ty. You can also try to enter the following street in your GPS system: Ruhr-University Bochum, I-Nord-Straße, 44801 Bochum



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