Institute of

Rural Studies

How to find us

The headquarters of the Thünen Institute are located on the western limits of the city of Braunschweig (Bundesallee 50, Tel.: +49 531 596 0).

Travelling by car

Braunschweig is accessible from both the German Autobahn A 2 Berlin-Dortmund (East-West) and the A 39 Braunschweig-Salzgitter (North-South).

  • Coming from Dortmund (A 2): Exit the Autobahn at Braunschweig-Watenbüttel heading towards Braunschweig. Continue on the B 214 to Watenbüttel, make a right at the second light, and follow the road for about 2 km, then you will find the entrance gate on the right.
  • Coming from Berlin (A 2): Exit the Autobahn at Braunschweig Nord onto the A 391 heading toward Kassel. Exit the A 391 at Braunschweig-Lehndorf, turn right and follow the street for about 3 km. Then you will see the entrance gate straight ahead.
  • Coming from Kassel (A 7) and Salzgitter (A 39): Exit the Autobahn from Kassel at the Dreieck Salzgitter onto the A 39 towards Berlin/Braunschweig. At the Dreieck Braunschweig-Südwest exit to the A 391 to the Braunschweig-Lehndorf Exit, travel toward Lehndorf. After about 3 km you will see the entrance gate straight ahead.

Travelling by train

Travel to the Braunschweig Hauptbahnhof (main train station). Travel Information for the German Railroad is available here.

Continue your trip from the main train station with a taxi or public transportation (public buses require about 30 minutes).

The bus lines 411 towards "Lamme" and the 461 towards the "PTB" run regularly from Braunschweig Hauptbahnhof. Exit the bus at the "Bundesallee" stop. The bus stop is located directly at the entrance to the Thünen Institute. Since the Thünen Institute headquarters are very large, either plan for a long walk or arrange for your host to pick you up a the main entrance. A walk from the main entrance to Forum, the main location for events, requires about 15 minutes.

Schedules for the public buses of Braunschweig can be found here.

Travelling by plane

Hannover Airport, transfer to main train station and then continue by train (hourly ICE and IC connections to Braunschweig).

Berlin Tegel or Berlin Schönefeld, transfer to main train station and then continue by train (hourly ICE connections to Braunschweig).

Map of the Thünen campus in Braunschweig (PDF Download)