Direction to the GFZ in Potsdam

The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is well connected to the railway service and to the international airports of Berlin. From Berlin to Potsdam there is an easy access by public transport. From the Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof you can walk in 15 Minutes to the GFZ Main Campus "Albert Einstein" on Telegrafenberg.

In addition to our main location at Potsdam Telegrafenberg there are three more GFZ locations within Potsdam, and three others outside of Potsdam. These are the GFZ observatory in Niemegk, the location Oberpfaffenhofen, and the Deep Crustal Lab in Windischeschenbach.

Main Campus





Map of GFZ Campus (Telegrafenberg)

Direction to GFZ Main Campus Telegrafenberg

By car

From Berlin take B1 from Berlin-Wannsee or the motorway "Autobahn" A115 to Hannover/Leipzig, Exit Potsdam-Babelsberg; follow the signs to "Zentrum" and "GeoForschungsZentrum".

From Hannover or Leipzig on motorway "Autobahn A110/E30", take exit "Potsdam-Süd/Michendorf" to Potsdam follow the B2 northbound, turn right at "Am Brauhausberg" till "Albert-Einstein-Straße"

From Hamburg or Rostock on motorway "A10/E55", take exit "Marquardt" to Potsdam along B273, follow in Potsdam the signs "Zentrum" to "Albert-Einstein-Straße".

By public transport

Departure Ostbahnhof / Berlin-Hauptbahnhof / Berlin Friedrichstraße / Zoologischer Garten / Berlin Charlottenburg / Berlin Wannsee:
Regionalexpress RE1 (direction: Magdeburg Hbf or Brandenburg Hbf)
or Regionalbahn RB21/22 (only starts in Berlin Friedrichstraße! Direction: Potsdam, Golm Bhf)
or S Bahn S7 (direction Potsdam Hbf),
destination Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof.

Departure S Steglitz:
S-Bahn S1 destination Berlin Wannsee (direction: Berlin Wannsee). Change here to RE1, RB21/22 or S7 to Potsdam Hbf.

From Potsdam Main Station take the bus line 691 to GFZ Campus on Telegrafenberg. Or take the footpath (duration circa 15 minutes).

Departure Tegel Airport (TXL):
Take the bus X9 (destination: Zoologischer Garten) and change here to Regionalbahn or RB21/22 or S7 (see above)
destination Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof.

Departure Schönefeld Airport (SXF):
Take the Regionalbahn RB22 (direction: Potsdam Hbf or Potsdam Griebnitzsee),
destination Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof.

Direction to Behlertstraße 3A

By car

The GFZ location in Behlertstraße 3A (14467 Potsdam; section 2.3) can be reached via Nuthestr./Stadtautobahn 40. From Nuthestraße drive straight ahead on
Behlertstraße. The entrance to Behlertstraße 3a is on the
right, about 200 m behind the crossing Nuthestr./Berliner Str. Pass the entrance and follow the road to the end, then turn right. Building K2/K3 is
straight ahead.

By public transport

Starting from Potsdam Main Station take tram line 93, direction Glienicker
Brücke. Leave at the stop Schiffbauergasse. The entrance to the office
complex Behlertstraße 3a is located about 30 m against the travel direction on
the northwestern side of Berliner Straße. Follow the path after the entrance to building

Direction to Heinrich-Mann-Allee 18/19

By car

By car the GFZ location in Heinrich-Mann-Allee 18/19 (14473 Potsdam; Gempa, section 2.5) can only be reached from "Leipziger Dreieck". Leave the entrance of the street „Brauhausberg“ 30 m behind you then turn right (speed limit 30 km/h!).

Coming from east direction via "Heinrich-Mann-Allee" turn right into „Friedhofsgasse“ then left into "Friedrich-Engels-Straße", and left again at "Leipziger Dreieck" into Heinrich-Mann-Allee.

By public transport

Starting from Potsdam Main Station cross "Friedrich-Engels-Straße" in southward direction and take the footpath towards "Heinrich-Mann-Allee". Cross the street, stay left and follow the footpath up to Nr. 18/19.

Direction to Helmholtzstraße 6/7

By public transport

The GFZ location in Helmholtzstraße 6/7 (14467 Potsdam; section 2.1, section 2.6, section 7.1) can be reached from Berlin Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) with local train RE1 (every 30 minutes) or S-Bahn line S7 (every 10 minutes) to Potsdam Main Station (Hauptbahnhof). Then take tram line 93 (to "Glienicker Brücke") to "Schiffbauergasse/Berliner Straße".

Departure Tegel Airport (TXL):
take bus X9 or 109 bis destination "Zoologischer Garten", there take local train RE1 (see above).

Departure Schönefeld Airport (SXF):
take local train RB destination Potsdam Main Station (Hauptbahnhof; see above).

Postal address of GFZ:

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
D-14473 Potsdam
Tel.: +49 (0)331 288-0


52° 22´57 N
13° 03´51 E
MSL 81 m