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Leibniz Universität Hannover
L3S Research Center


Dr. Claudia Niederée
Managing Director


Appelstr. 9a
30167 Hannover

phone: +49 511 762-17713
fax: +49 511 762-17779


Travelling by train

From Hanover Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), take the tram line (U-Bahn/S-Bahn) to Kröpke, which is the next stop. Most trams passing through the central station travel via Kröpke, for example, you can take lines 3, 7 or 9 travelling in the direction Wettbergen or Empelde or lines 1 or travelling in the direction of Sarstedt or Rethen. Alternatively, you can walk to Kröpke from the front of the central station at Ernst August Platz via Bahnhofsstraße or the underground shopping passage Passarelle/Niki de St. Phalle (approx. 10 minutes by foot). From Kröpke, take one of the following tram lines from the underground station:
  • Line 4 (Direction Garbsen) or Line 5 (Direction Stöcken) to the station Schneiderberg / Wilhelm-Busch-Museum. This is the stop directly after Universität. From the tram station, cross over to Schneiderberg at the traffic lights and continue until you reach Appelstraße (approximately 5 minutes by foot).

Travelling by car

From the city centre, follow the signs for Herrenhausen or Universität. Appelstraße is located between the university campus at Welfengarten and the Nordstadtkrankenhaus (North City Hospital) and can be reached from Nienburger Straße and from Haltenhoffstraße via Schneiderberg. Parking is available near to the L3S building at Appelstaße.

Travelling by plane

From Hanover airport, by taxi (approx. 30 minutes) or by the suburban train line S5 or bus line 471 to Hanover Central Station (Hannover Hauptbahnhof). From there, see the above section on travelling by train.