Plant Ecology
Albrecht von Haller Institute for Plant Sciences
University of Göttingen
Untere Karspüle 2
37073 Göttingen

Tel: ++ 49-551 395722 (secretary)
Fax: ++ 49-551 395701

The department is housed in two buildings that are located about 4 km apart:

  • Untere Karspüle 2, 37073 Göttingen
    located in the city centre directly adjacent to the Old Botanical Garden and in vicinity to the central pedestrian area, and
  • Grisebachstr. 1 and 1a, 37077 Göttingen
    located at the northern fringe of Göttingen within the New Botanical Garden in vicinity to the Faculties of Forestry and Chemistry.

How to get to the department:
Untere Karspüle 2

By car: On the motorway A7 (Hannover-Kassel-Frankfurt) use the exit Göttingen and follow it for about 4 km to the city centre. After the underpass of the railway tracks turn left, pass the station and turn right at a large junction into Weender Straße. Take the next street to the left (Untere Karspüle) just in front of the pedestrian area. A limited number of parking lots is available at the back of the institute building (entrance: Old Botanical Garden)

By train: Station Göttingen of the ICE line Frankfurt/Würzburg-Kassel-Göttingen-Hannover/Braunschweig. From the station (city exit) about 7 min on foot. Turn left on the station square and follow the main road to a traffic light, cross here and head towards the city centre (Weender Straße/pedestrian area). Untere Karspüle intersects from Weender Straße in vicinity to the pedestrian area. Use the main entrance of the institute which is on the left side of the street. The department is on the second floor.

Nearby airports are Hannover und Frankfurt.

Grisebachstraße 1 and 1a

By car: On the motorway A7 (Hannover-Kassel-Frankfurt) use the exit Göttingen-Nord and follow the A 388 and B 27 in direction Braunlage. About 1 km after leaving the city area turn left to Nikolausberg. Take the next turn left into Grisebachstraße and after 200 m again left downwards into the New Botanical Garden.

By train: Station Göttingen of the ICE line Frankfurt / Würzburg - Kassel - Göttingen - Hannover / Braunschweig. In front of the station (city exit) take the Bus (Line 21 and 22 direction Nikolausberg) and leave at the stop "Kellnerweg" above the New Botanical Garden. Go left to the "Nordmensa", turn left upwards and after ca. 100m turn right across a parking lot towards the New Botanical Garden (the way is quite complicated - please ask for the way to the New Botanical Garden).