How to find us!


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By car

From A5: Take Weiterstadt exit (Junction 25), join B 42 leading to Darmstadt,  follow this road. After approx. 1.5 km, having passed the railway underpass, go straight ahead on to Carl-Schenck-Ring, then straight across the major junction with Frankfurter Straße (Martin-Luther-King-Ring). Follow this street to the end (1300 m), then take a left turn (railway underpass). Drive 250 m and turn left again towards "Institute Center" (Jägertorstraße).  The 5th street on your right will be Bartningstraße. You will find Fraunhofer LBF on your left in the Institute Center, after approx. 100 m.

From A3: Take Stockstadt exit (Junction 57) and follow B469/U75 to B26 towards Darmstadt. Having reached Darmstadt, turn right at the first set of traffic lights in the direction of Frankfurt. Drive for 1 km and turn right at the second set of traffic lights, in the direction of Messel, Darmstadt-Kranichstein. Drive for 1.5 km and then follow signs for "Institute Center".

GPS coordinates:  49° 54´ 13´´ N - 08° 40´ 56´´ E

Visitor parking: Parking is available on the parking deck immediately in front of the Institute. You will need to go through the posts marking the car park, and are welcome to do so!

By rail and & local public transport

By rail: From Darmstadt central station take streetcar line 4 or 5 in the direction of "Kranichstein" to the stop called "Institute Center" – travelling time is approx. 25 minutes.
Alternatively, from the Kranichstein train station, take streetcar line 4 or 5 in the direction of "Darmstadt Hbf" (central station) and get off at the next stop "Institute Center", or go by foot (10 minutes) along Bartningstraße, walking in a southerly direction.

From Frankfurt Rhein/Main airport: Take AIR bus (Airliner) leaving from Terminal 1, Exit B5 oder B6, Stop No. 14, or Terminal 2, Exit E8 to Darmstadt-Hbf, then continue on streetcar line 4 or 5 in the direction of "Kranichstein" to the stop "Institute Center";  travelling time is approx. 50 minutes.

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Fraunhofer LBF / LBF-Kranichstein


Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF

Bartningstr. 47
64289 Darmstadt

Phone +49 6151 705-0
Fax +49 6151 705-214

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