Uni Duisburg-Essen
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
ICB Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems
Dependability of Computing Systems

Anfahrt - How To Find Us

The building of Computer Science is situated in the north-eastern area of the downtown Essen - the corner of Schuetzenbahn and Gerlingstrasse, which is named "Viehofer Platz" (tram/subway stop). It is a brown block building consisting of seven floors. The entrance is on the north side. Signs indicate "ICB".

The entrance is at the following position:

  • N 51° 27' 40.9", E 7° 0' 57.4"
  • equal to: N 51° 27.6816', E 7° 0.9576'
  • equal to: N 51.46136°, E 7.01596°

Attention: This building is not on the main Campus Essen. Do not follow the signs leading to "Universität".

Schuetzenbahn SH
Our building:
Schützenbahn 70, 45127 Essen, Germany

Arrival by Train

Take a train to Essen Central Station ("Essen Hauptbahnhof", in German). From there take tram/subway lines 107 or 108 in north direction. In Essen Central Station you reach the tram/subway by going down the stairs in front of the south entrance of the building (in the main corridor of the station building you go south when you proceed in direction of increasing track numbers). You can buy a subway ticket at a vending machine. Don't forget to devaluate your ticket at one of the small ticket machines before you enter the tram/subway.

The tram/subway will reach the stops "Rathaus Essen" (first stop) and "Viehofer Platz" (second stop). You have to get off at "Viehofer Platz". Take the stairs in the direction of the front of the tram/subway. After having reached street level turn left. You will see our building immediately, which is very close.

Sometimes the weather is sunny in Essen. Then you can walk from the central station right through the pedestrian precinct of downtown Essen. It is about 1 kilometer and will take about 13 minutes (plus the time you need for shopping).

Arrival by Plane

The nearest airports are Düsseldorf (50 km south west of Essen) and Dortmund (50 km east of Essen). From Düsseldorf airport there are local trains (S-Bahn) to Essen Central Station. See "Arrival by Train" for the tram/subway ride from Essen Central Station to our building.

Arrival by Car

Coming from east via motorway A40: Take exit "Essen-Frillendorf". Then pass "Frillendorfer Strasse" till the second traffic light. Turn right into "Burggrafenstrasse". Then at the second traffic light turn left into "Gerlingstrasse". After the second traffic light you will see our building on the right (just before you reach the crossing to "Schützenbahn", a big street with 6 lanes).

Coming from south-west via motorway A52 (from Duesseldorf): Take exit "Essen-Süd" and follow the signs to "Zentrum". Go always straight ahead for about 3.4 kilometers until you reach our building (the street names you pass are "Richard-Wagner-Straße", "Helbingstraße", "Bernestraße", and, finally, "Schützenbahn"). After having passed a pedestrian bridge crossing "Schützenbahn" street you will see our building on the right side (Schützenbahn 70).

Note that nearby car parks are rare.


Map "City of Essen"
City of Essen
City of Essen

Map "Downtown Essen"
Downtown Essen
Downtown Essen

Map "Environment of Viehofer Platz"
Environment of Viehofer Platz
Environment of Viehofer Platz