MSc/PhD Program

How to find us

The coordination office of the Neuroscience program - International Max Planck Research School is located in the European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen (ENI-G, map), Grisebachstr. 5, rooms no. 0.033 and 0.034 on the ground floor.

From major airports by train to Göttingen:

The nearest airport is Hannover, but you will often find cheaper tickets to fly into Frankfurt International Airport. Göttingen can also conveniently reached via other airports such as Berlin or Hamburg. Regular train connections to Göttingen are available from all major German airports, often including a shuttle transfer to the main central station (Hauptbahnhof, Hbf) of the respective city, where you then need to change from a local train (or bus) to a long-distance train. Frankfurt International Airport accommodates two train stations (Fernbahnhof: long distance trains, Regionalbahnhof: local trains). All trains to Göttingen will take you to Göttingen Hauptbahnhof. The quickest way to reach Göttingen is by Intercity Express trains (ICE). Consult the website of the German Railway Company (Deutsche Bahn, DB) for schedules and ticket prices: At this website you will also be able to book online tickets.

From Göttingen train station to the ENI:

To get from the main station (Hauptbahnhof) to the Coordination Office / ENI (Grisebachstr. 5) by public transportation (bus; approx. 2 Euros for single ticket), there are two options:

The bus takes only ~14 minutes to our office. Please note that the bus is operated only from Monday to Friday every 30 minutes, the schedule on weekend is more sparsed. With both buses you have to get off at bus stop “Kellnerweg”. Walk in the same direction the bus takes. Where the street splits up, take the street on the right, turn left and pass through between two buildings which are connected by an overhead passage. Walk straight ahead, up the small hill and you will come to a parking area. Turn right and you will see a white building with orange window frames which is the European Neuroscience Institute (ENI). The Coordination Office can be reached via the main entrance of the ENI, Grisebachstr. 5 (about three minutes walk from the bus stop). Click here for bus schedules or a connection planer (unfortunately only in German) from the local bus service, Göttinger Verkehrsbetriebe (GöVB).

A taxi will take you from the train station to the ENI building in approx. 10-15 min (10-12 Euros) 

Coming to Göttingen by car:

Take exit 72 (Göttingen Nord) from the Autobahn A 7 and follow road A 388 towards Göttingen. This road will turn into a street called An der Lutter. This street will lead you out of Göttingen again until you reach a crossroad. At the traffic light, turn left (direction Universität Nordbereich). Follow the sign Universität Nord (exit on the left) and continue until you can enter Julia-Lermontowa-Weg on your right to ENI Osteingang. Parking space for visitors should be available in front of the building.