Short route description

The Pohlighaus (a six-story building) is located at Pohligstraße 1 - the corner of Pohligstraße and Höninger Weg. That is a 25 minutes walk from the main building of the University of Cologne.

1. Starting at the main building, follow Universitätsstraße in the direction of Zülpicher Straße (Station of tram line 9) for about 850 m.

2. Cross Luxemburgerstraße and go along Weißhausstraße for about 400 m.

3. Go straight on Pohligstraße for about 140 m.

4. The Pohlighaus is on the right.

Interactive map of the area

Click here for an interactive map of the area with focus on the Pohlighaus.

Arrival by public transportation

Starting at the main building

Going by tram from the main building to the Pohlighaus does take about the same time as going by foot. Next to the Pohlighaus are a tram station for line 12 and a bus station for line 142. The bus line 142 can be entered at bus station   Universitätsstraße, Bachemerstraße, Universität (station of tram line 9)  next to the main building.

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Starting at the main station

Going by tram is the fastest way (15-20 minutes):

1. From the main station (Dom/Hbf) to Barbarossaplatz with line 16 or 18. (four stations)

2. From Barbarossaplatz to Pohligstraße with line 12. (three stations)

The trams stops right before the Pohlighaus. Please consider that you need a valid ticket to drive with public transports. For the distance between the main station and the Pohlighaus you need a ticket of level 1b.

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Starting at Cologne Bonn Airport

Take a train to Cologne main station and follow the instructions „Starting at the main station“.  Please consider that you need a valid ticket to drive with public transports. For the distance between the airport and the main station you need a ticket of level 1b. 

Arrival by car from the north

At “Kreuz Köln-Nord” follow the signs for A57/K-Zentrum and merge onto the motorway A57. By taking the exit "Köln-Lindenthal/-Sülz" you get to the "Innere Kanalstraße". Follow this street for about 5 kilometres whereas you should consider that this street will change its name first into Universitätsstraße, then into Weißhausstraße and after around 500 metres (after the railway underpass) into Pohligstraße.
 At the second intersection after the railway underpass you will find the Pohlighaus on your right side (six storey building). 

Arrival by car from the west/south

If you come from the motorway A3, merge onto A4 at “Dreieck Heumar” into the direction of Aachen. If you come from the motorway A1 merge onto A4 at "Kreuz Köln-West" into the direction of Olpe/Frankfurt. Take the exit at "Köln-Klettenberg" and drive into the “Zentrum” direction. Follow the Luxemburger Straße for about 2.7 kilometres up to an intersection where the “Uni-Center” is located, a massive residential building with approx. 30 floors.  Turn right on Weißhausstraße into the direction of Köln-Zollstock following the signposting.  This street will change its name into Pohligstraße after about 500 metres (after the railway underpass).
 At the second intersection after the railway underpass you will find the Pohlighaus on your right side (six storey building).