EMBL Hamburg is situated at the campus of DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld. Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany.

Tickets are available from vending machines at the train stations or directly from the bus driver. A three-day ticket or 24 hour group ticket are available for the whole of public transport system.


EMBL Hamburg
c/o DESY, Building 25A
Notkestraße 85
22607 Hamburg, Germany


Hamburg Airport (Fuhlsbüttel)

Public transport

Take the S-Bahn at the Airport (line S1 ─ Blankenese /Wedel) to Othmarschen. From Othmarschen take Metrobus 1 to "DESY, Zum Hünengrab" (3.30€, 50 minutes).


From airport to DESY campus (Notkestrasse 85) 40€, approx. 20-40 minutes.


Take the train to Hamburg-Altona, from there take either:

Public transport

Metrobus 1 (direction Schenefelder Holt) directly to the main entrance of DESY (bus stop Zum Hünengrab/DESY) (3.30€; 25 minutes) or take S-Bahn S1 or S11 (direction Blankenese/Wedel) to Othmarschen. From Othmarschen take Metrobus 1 (direction Schenefelder Holt) to DESY, Zum Hünengrab (3.30€; 15 minutes).


Taxi to DESY, Zum Hünengrab (15€; 20 minutes).


From motorway A7, take the exit Bahrenfeld (near the Elbe tunnel). At the traffic lights, turn in a westerly direction towards 'Wedel' (B431).

After about 2 km, turn right into the Notkestrasse, where DESY is signposted. After about 500 m turn left into the main gate of DESY.

Around Hamburg

Hamburg Public Transport Company (HVV) website

Accommodation information

The EMBL Hamburg secretariat can arrange accommodation, ideally at the DESY guesthouse or at a local hotel.