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College for Social Sciences and Humanities

UA Ruhr | Research Alliance
Lindenallee 39–41
45127 Essen, Germany

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The College is located on the ground floor (E2) and first floor (1) of the building. From the entrance at Lindenallee 39, a short staircase leads up to the main entrance and reception. Access via the second entrance at Lindenallee 41 is barrier-free. Please proceed through the foyer and pass through the glass door in the middle to get to the elevator.


From Essen main station on foot

Walking to the College from Essen main station takes about seven minutes (500 m). Exit the station through the main entrance. Cross the street and walk straight across Willy-Brandt-Platz, then turn left onto Lindenallee. Keep right to follow Lindenallee, then keep left at the roundabout (Hans-Toussaint-Platz).

By public transport

Public transport stops closest to the College are Essen main station (Hauptbahnhof) and Hirschlandplatz (underground lines U11, U17, U18; 3-minute walk to the College). For planning your individual journey, you can use the travel planner of the regional transport association VRR, or for regional, national, and international connections.

From Düsseldorf airport station, inter-city trains (ICE, IC) and several regional train lines (RE1, RE2, RE6, RE11, S1) take you directly to Essen main station in 30 to 40 minutes.

By car

Essen can be reached by car via motorways A52 and A40. From the south, leave the A52 at exit 28 (Essen-Rüttenscheid) and proceed in the direction of the city centre (Zentrum). From the north, leave the A40 at exit 23 (E-Zentrum). Car parks located nearest to the College are Parkhaus Deutschlandhaus and Parkhaus Maxstraße.