Institute of

Organic Farming

How to find us


The Thünen Institute of Organic Farming is located in Trenthorst, Schleswig-Holstein (Telephone: +49 4539 8880 0).

Travelling by car

From the South:

  • Autobahn A 1 towards Lübeck, exit at Bad Oldesloe, turn right and travel on the B 208 towards Ratzeburg
  • One exit after Westerau comes the village of Ahrensfelde.
  • Turn left and travel through Wulmenau to Trenthorst
  • As you enter the village you will see the low-lying manor house on your left. There you will find the institute management.

From the North:

  • Autobahn A 1 towards Hamburg, exit at Reinfeld, turn left and take the B 75 towards Bad Oldesloe.
  • After about one kilometre, turn into the second street on the left towards Trenthorst.
  • After passing through Barnitz, keep left in the direction of Trenthorst/Klein Wesenberg, turn right towards Trenthorst and at the sign turn right into the village.
  • Travel through Trenthorst, before you leave the village you will see a low-lying manor house on your right. There you will find the institute management. 

Travelling by train

The nearest train station is in Reinfeld (Holstein). Alternatively, there is a train station in Bad Oldesloe. Travel Information for the German Railroad is available here.

Travelling by plane

Travel to either Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel or Lübeck-Blankensee.