The west shore building of the institute and the public aquarium are located at the shore of the Kiel Fjord between the cruise liner terminal ("Ostseeterminal") and the provincial government ("Landeshaus").
By train or bus:
From main train station / central bus station (ZOB) take bus no. 41/42 (bus stop at the western exit of the train station - street name “Spohienblatt”, direction “Tannenberg” (41) resp. Suchsdorf (42) and exit at stop “Schwanenweg / Düsternbrooker Weg” (at the parking lot of the institute). Travel time app. 10 min.
Taxi takes about 5 min, walking time about 25 min (via shopping mall Sophienhof, pedestrian zone “Holstenstraße” to “Dänische Strasse” (via “Alter Markt”), and “Schlossgarten”.
The motorway A215 terminates at West Ring (1. traffic light). Drive straight ahead (“Schützenwall”) and follow the signs to "Zentrum-Fähren" (centre/ferries). After 1,2 km, 6th traffic light at “Exerzierplatz” turn right and follow the street to the water front (0,6 km). There, turn left on “Kaistraße”, drive straight on, pass-by the “Ostsee Terminal” (cruise liner terminal). To your left the old building of the art gallery appears. About 100 metres the GEOMAR west shore building is located on the right side (large white building, no. 20). Please note that parking options are very limited in the vicinity of the institute.
If you arrive by ferry from Oslo or Gothenburg you can see the GEOMAR building at the west shore of Kiel Fjord close to the ferry terminals.
From Hamburg Airport: Take the airport shuttle "Kielius" to Kiel. The bus ride takes about 90 min and terminates at the train station.
From Lübeck: By train via Lübeck main station (change there for Kiel). The train ride to Kiel main station takes about 80 min.