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Sports Science: How to get there

By car:

Be careful when using route planners: The institute can only be accessed from Grünberger Straße but not from Licher Straße. Most route planners give incorrect information on this!

Access from the south (Frankfurt):

Take freeway (A5) up to Gambacher Kreuz, Sauerlandlinie (A45), at highway junction (Autobahnkreuz) Gießen-Süd follow the direction of Gießen (A485), exit Gießen Licher Straße then follow signs to “Zentrum” (Center). After crossing the railway lines do not turn right towards Kugelberg but take the 3rd crossroad (Georg-Phil.-Gail Str.) and turn to the right (crossroads with traffic lights), then turn into Grünberger Straße. Take the first crossroad to the right (after pedestrian crossing, before JET-filling station) and follow signs to “Uni Sportzentrum”.


From northwest (Köln, Dortmund):

Take Sauerlandlinie (A45) up to highway junction (Autobahnkreuz) Wetzlar-Ost and follow the direction of Gießen (B49) all the way. At highway junction Bergwerkswald follow signs to Gießen and Marburg (A485); take exit Gießen Licher Straße, then follow directions as described above coming from Frankfurt.


From the northeast (Kassel)

On freeway (A5) take exit Reiskirchen, and follow the direction of Gießen (B49). In Gießen go towards “Zentrum” (Center), then turn left into Grünberger Straße.  Enter the first crossroad to the left (Kugelberg) (directly behind JET filling station) and follow signs to “Uni-Sportzentrum”.


By Railroad

From Gießen main station

a) Take DB train up to Gießen Licher Straße and walk slightly uphill for a little while, then enter the 2nd street to the right (Kugelberg). Follow this road and after it branches off to the left, take a turn to the right two times and you will pass two parking lots. On the right, you will find the main entrance of the university sports center. Amount of time: 18 minutes but the connection from the main station might be a problem.

b) At city bus station follow the direction of city center (Zentrum) on Bahnhofstraße (walking time: 2 minutes). Take Bus number 2 in the direction of Eichendorffring and get off at bus stop Friedensstraße, then follow the direction given under a). (Length of time: 35 minutes).

c) Take a taxi from the railway station. It takes approx. 10 minutes and costs about EUR 8.00, tip included.