to get to the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz
The Max Planck Institute for Chemistry is located on the campus of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. It is conveniently accessible.
Mainz is serviced by the Frankfurt Airport. From the long-distance railway station at the AIRail Terminal, right next to Terminal 1, take the IC / ICE to Mainz Hauptbahnhof (Hbf). Or, from the local train station in the lower level of the airport (Terminal 1, indicated as Regionalbahnhof / Regional trains), take the commuter train (S-Bahn) S 8, direction Wiesbaden, to the main train station Mainz Hauptbahnhof (Hbf). You will reach the main station within about 20 minutes. You must buy a ticket in advance from one of the vending machines labelled RMV or at the counter. No tickets are sold in the train. You can find the ticket machines either on the way to station from terminal, or on the platform as well. You can select the language of your preference to proceed with. The area code you will need to enter is 65 (for Mainz), and ticket would cost you € 3.60 (three euro sixty eurocent, as on 06.06.2008).
Mainz Hauptbahnhof is serviced daily by several Intercity (IC), Eurocity (EC) and Intercity Express (ICE) trains.
Exit the Mainz Hauptbahnhof through the main hall and go to the right. At bus stop "G", take the bus line 54, 55, 58, or 68 to the third stop Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg. Cross the Saarstraße on the pedestrian bridge and follow the Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg and the Strassmannweg to the Joh.-J.-Becher-Weg. Turn left and you will see the main building of the institute on your right.
From the south via the Autobahn A60. Take the exit Mainz-Lerchenberg (exit 20). Turn right onto Koblenzer Straße and keep the left lane. Before the fifth traffic light, turn right in the direction Universität to arrive at the main entrance of the university.
From the north via the Autobahn A60. Take the exit Mainz-Finthen (exit 19) and follow the sign Innenstadt. After passing the roundabout Europaplatz take the next left in the direction of Bretzenheim and Universität. Turn left at the traffic light and again at the next traffic light to arrive at the main entrance of the university.