Surrounded by forested hills, Siegen lies in the border triangle of the states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hessen, and Rhineland-Palatinate. Campus Herrengarten is in the center of the city, so you can plan your arrival individually.
Siegen can be reached via Autobahn A 4 (Cologne-Olpe) and A 45 (Dortmund-Giessen/Frankfurt).
Coming from Giessen/Frankfurt, you reach Campus Herrengarten via Federal Highway 54 “Hüttentalstraße” (HTS). Follow the signs to “Siegen Zentrum”.
Coming from Cologne, remain on Autobahn A 4 at the Olpe-Süd interchange. If you come on the A 45 from the direction of Dortmund, take the A 4 toward Kreuztal/Siegen-Nord at the Olpe-Süd interchange; the A 4 becomes the B 54 (Hüttentalstraße). Here, too, follow the signs to “Siegen Zentrum”.
Our building has only limited parking space. We recommend driving to the parking garages at Reichwalds Ecke, City Galerie Siegen, or the Apollo Theater.
Parking at the Reichwalds Eck garage
Enter this address in your sat-nav system: Heeserstraße 4, 57072 Siegen
Opening hours and fees of the parking garage Monday and Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. to midnight | Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. | Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. | Weekends around the clock. The first half-hour costs 0.60 €; each half-hour afterward starts at 0.60 €.
Parking at the City Galerie Siegen garage
Enter this address in your sat-nav system: Morleystraße 28, 57072 Siegen
Opening hours and fees of the parking garage Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The first half-hour costs 0.80 €; each half-hour afterward starts at 1.20 €.
Parking at the Apollo Theater garage
Enter this address in your sat-nav system: Morleystraße 1, 57072 Siegen
Opening hours and fees of the parking garage Monday and Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. to midnight | Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. | Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. | Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. | Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. The first half-hour costs 0.60 €; each half-hour afterward starts at 0.60 €.
By Bus or Train
Siegen is located on the rail lines Essen-Hagen-Siegen and Cologne-Siegen-Giessen. The building “Am Herrengarten is 3 minutes from Siegen Main Train Station by foot.
Coming from the train station, stay on the left side and take the pedestrian crossing. Across from the café “My First Kitchen”, take Fürst-Johann-Moritz-Straße past the train station pharmacist’s shop until you see the street sign “Herrengarten” on the left. Turn left on this street and walk past the entrance to “Knappschaft-Versicherung” until you reach the entry portal to Campus Herrengarten on the left. The office of the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1187 is on the building’s second upper storey.
Airport and Airport Shuttle
The nearest airports are in Frankfurt am Main and Cologne/Bonn. Each is about 2 hours by car or 2 ½ hours by train from Siegen.
Coming from Frankfurt Airport, take the train to Frankfurt Main Train Station in the city. Transfer there to a train to Siegen. Depending on the train, you may have to transfer again in Giessen. The earliest train departs at 4:32 a.m. and the last at 9:02 p.m. A one-way ticket costs about 35 euros.
Coming from Cologne/Bonn Airport, take a train to Troisdorf. Transfer there to a train to Siegen. The earliest from Troisdorf departs at 6:41 a.m. and the last leaves Troisdorf at 11:41 p.m. A one-way ticket costs about 20 euros.
Along with the possibilities to book a hotel, two central guest rooms and other accommodations can be booked through Airbnb (https://www.airbnb.de).
Nearby hotels include:
Holiday Inn Express Siegen Koblenzer Straße 114, 57072 Siegen Telephone: +49 (0) 271 33810
H+ Hotel Siegen (4-star-Hotel) Kampenstraße 83, 57072 Siegen Telephone: +49 (0) 271 50110
Hotel Jakob Tiergartenstraße 61, 57072 Siegen Telephone: +49 (0) 271 232720
Villa Trallala (Höppner) Albertus-Magnus-Straße 14, 57072 Siegen Telephone: +49 (0) 271 3134646 Telephone reservations between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., if possible.
Hotel-Gasthof Meier St.-Johann-Straße 3, 57074 Siegen Telephone: +49 (0) 271 250250
Booking via Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.de/rooms/9871516 (for 49 euros/night) https://www.airbnb.de/rooms/9038883 (for 25 euros/night)
Airbnb offers two guest rooms in the pedestrian zone directly in the city center. Each has a good view of the old city and the Nikolai Church.