Accomodation and Travel

Travel recommendations

Bochum Central Station is served by ICE, IC, EC, regional and suburban trains at a high frequency. From there, you can reach the University easily by taking underground line U35 straight to the stop Ruhr-Universität. The U35 (direction Bochum Hustadt) runs at five-minute intervals on weekdays and takes just ten minutes to get to the university.

Travel recommendations for long-distance and air travellers

Four airports - Dortmund, Münster/Osnabrück, Cologne/Bonn and Düsseldorf - are within a reasonable distance of the Ruhr-Universität. Düsseldorf Airport, however, is not only the largest, but also the most easily accessed: there are direct connections between the airport and Bochum's main train station up to eight times per hour, and the journey only takes a good half an hour.

Travel recommendations for car drivers

Motorists can also easily reach the Ruhr-Universität via the dense network of motorways in Germany and especially in North Rhine-Westphalia. The quickest route is via the motorway junction Bochum/Witten, where the A43 and A44 meet. Simply take the exit Bochum-Querenburg, follow the signs to the “Ruhr-Universität” and then the (electronic) information boards. Free parking is sign posted.



Accommodation is provided only for invited speakers. If you attend the workshop, please arrange this yourself. Below are some suggestions:

  • Kolpinghaus Gaststätte GmbH Bochum | Maximilian-Kolbe-Str. 14-18 | 44793 Bochum | Phone: (+49 234) 60190 | Fax: (+49 234) 65 8 52 | hotel-kolpinghaus-bochum (at)
  • Ibis Hotel Bochum Central | Universitätsstrasse 3 | 44789 Bochum | Phone: (+49 234) 33311 | Fax: (+49)234/3331867
  • Ibis Hotel Bahnhof Bochum | Kurt-Schumacher-Platz 13-15 | 44787 Bochum | Phone: (+49 234) 91430 | Fax (+49 234) 68077
  • Hotel Aleppo Nordring 30 | 44787 Bochum | Tel (49 234) 588380 | Fax (+49 234) 5883829 | info (at)

A good overview for B&B-offers can be found on the following Sites: