German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Arrival by train
The local trains ('S-Bahn') S 12 or S 13 leave from Köln Hauptbahnhof (Hbf), Siegburg and Troisdorf. The local train S 13 also leaves from Cologne-Bonn airport. Daytime departures take place every 20 min for both trains so that there is a train every 10 minutes. Get off at the railway station 'Porz-Wahn' and continue from there by KVB bus number 162, direction 'DLR'. See instructions 'By bus' below.
Note: Make sure that you have a valid ticket. Tickets for local train routes must be purchased in advance. If you need a ticket, you can get one from the ticket machines.
Arrival by bus
To get to DLR Köln by bus, take the KVB bus number 162 from Porz-Wahn. The bus sign will show 'DLR'. Please be sure that you take the one saying 'DLR' as there are different routes for bus number 162. Exit at the last stop and you have arrived at the main gate of the German Aerospace Center DLR Köln.
Arrival by taxi
Upon arrival at Köln Hauptbahnhof (central station) take a taxi to 'Porz-Wahnheide, DLR'. Taxi stands are located on both, the north and south exit of the station. Taxis are available almost everywhere in Cologne. However, if you can't find one, you can call Tel. 19410 and ask to be picked up. Tell the driver to take you to 'Porz-Wahnheide, DLR'. The price will very much depend on daytime and traffic but from Cologne central station to DLR without any traffic jam it should not exceed 35 Euros.
Arrival by car
Have a look at the map on the right: Arriving from Frankfurt (A3) or from Bonn (A59): follow the indications to Cologne-Bonn airport (A59) until the exit Porz-Wahn/Wahnheide. At the exit take the right (Porz-Wahnheide) and follow the DLR sign. Due to a construction site, the motorway exit of the A 59 Köln-Porz is currently closed. Please follow the diversion via the motorway or take the exit "Lind". Then turn right onto Bundesstraße (B8) and follow onto Heidestraße to Cologne-Porz, then turn right again onto the Linder Mauspfad.
Arriving from Cologne (A59) or Oberhausen/Düsseldorf (A3): follow the indications to Cologne-Bonn airport (A59), then do not exit at the interchange 'Flughafen Köln/Bonn' but take the next exit Porz-Wahn/Wahnheide. At the exit drive left (Porz-Wahnheide) and follow the DLR sign.
Note: If you use a navigation system, enter your destination as 'Planitzweg' instead of Linder Höhe.
Arrival by plane
Upon arrival at Koeln Bonn Airport there's two possibilities: Take a taxi in front of the terminal and ask the driver to take you to 'DLR in Porz-Wahnheide'. Or take the local train S 13 direction 'Troisdorf' from the railway station 'Köln/Bonn Flughafen', which is located in the basement of the airport, to the station 'Porz-Wahn' which is your first stop after boarding the train. Continue from there by KVB bus number 162, direction 'DLR'. See also above instructions 'By train' and 'By bus'.