Department of Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics
Zoological Institute
Christian Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel
Am Botanischen Garten 1-9
24118 Kiel
Tel: +49-431-880-4143 (secretary)
Fax: +49-431-880-2403

How to find us?

By public transport

From Kiel main train station you can take bus number 81/82 (direction botanical garden) and exit at the final bus stop "Botanischer Garten" (botanical garden; travel time approx. 20-25 min; please check that the final destination is the Botanical Garden); the zoological institute is in the large white tower (biology tower) across the parking lot and behind the small golden building. Alternatively, take bus number 61/62 and exit at Universitaets-Sportstaetten (University sports center; travel time approx. 20 min). You then take the footpath in between the swimming pool/sports center (right-hand side) and the small departmental buildings (left-hand side). You follow the path until you reach the white biology tower on your right side (directly after the second lake on your right side and just next to the small golden building). Our department is on the second floor of the large biology tower! To plan your bus ride, check the pages of Kiel public transport (only in German)! or the pages of the Deutsche Bahn

Trains to Kiel

Please check the pages of the Deutsche Bahn for connections to Kiel.


The closest airport is Hamburg airport (airport Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel). There is a direct bus connection in between the airport and Kiel main train station/central bus station; the slow option is the Kielius bus, while the fast and more convenient option is the Kiel Exx taxibus, which takes you directly to any destination in Kiel. As another aternative, you can take the S Bahn to Hamburg train station and then a train to Kiel. Please check Deutsche Bahn for details.

Map of the University campus

View campus plan
(including bus-stops and biology tower)