How to find DLR

The location

DLR Cologne
Linder Höhe, 51147 Cologne
GPS: Planitzweg, 51147 Cologne

Easy access

  • 15 minutes from Cologne airport
  • Close to Cologne central station
  • Excellent road connections

The DLR Cologne site is located south-east of Cologne, close to Cologne-Bonn Airport.

Mobility Convention will take place at the :envihab of DLR in Cologne.

For your convenience there will be a shuttle service organized to the city center of Cologne (Hilton Hotel) on Thursday night and Friday morning.



General remarks: The DLR area is huge. If you arrive by public transport, please include a 15 minute walk to the venue (:envihab). Also, all participants are required to bring a valid ID card to check-in at the main gate of the DLR.

Arrival by train

The local trains ("S-Bahn") S 12 or S 13 leave from Cologne Central Station ("Köln Hauptbahnhof"), Siegburg and Troisdorf. The local train S 13 also leaves from Cologne Bonn Airport. Daytime departures take place every 20 minutes 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 Cologne 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 Cologne.

Arrival by taxi

Upon arrival at Cologne Central Station ("Köln Hauptbahnhof") take a taxi to "Porz-Wahnheide, DLR". Taxi stands are located at 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. +49 211 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 above: 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 lane (Porz-Wahnheide) and follow the DLR sign.

Arriving from Cologne (A59) or Oberhausen/Duesseldorf (A3): follow the indications to Cologne Bonn Airport (A59), then do not exit at the interchange "Flughafen Köln/Bonn" (Cologne Bonn Airport) 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 air

Upon arrival at Cologne Bonn Airport there are two possibilities: Take a taxi in front of the terminal and ask the driver to take you to "DLR in Porz-Wahnheide". Alternatively take the local train S 13 direction "Troisdorf" from the railway station at Cologne Bonn Airport "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 160, direction "DLR". See also above instructions "By train" and "By bus".