Contact and directions

How to find us


Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

By S-bahn (suburban rail)

From Stuttgart main station or the airport, take S-Bahn (suburban rail) line S1, S2 or S3 in the direction of Vaihingen as far as the stop “Universität“ (university). Follow the exit sign “Wohngebiet Schranne / Endelbang“. From here it is a 15 minute walk to the institute (about 900 m). Alternatively, take the bus line 84, 91, 92, 746, 747, 748 or 749 as far as the stop “Nobelstrasse“.

By car

Arriving on the A 8 Autobahn from the direction of Karlsruhe or Munich, when you reach the Stuttgart interchange (Autobahnkreuz Stuttgart), turn onto the A 81 / A 381 following the signs to Stuttgart-Zentrum (city center). Continue to the exit “Universität“ (university), then turn left at the traffic lights into Universitätstrasse, which leads into Nobelstrasse about 120 m later. The entrance to the Institute Center is on the right, just beyond the “Nobelstrasse“ bus stop. Parking is available in the Institute Center’s parking garage.

Tips and information for visitors and tourists concerning the particulate emissions sticker required when driving in Stuttgart and environs can be found on the City of Stuttgart website:


From the airport to the Institute Center approximately 13 km (15 min.). From Stuttgart main station approx. 12 km (15 min.).

Our GPS coordinates (WGS 84)
N 48º 44' 24"
E 009º 05' 56"