How to find us

Approach by car

By car from downtown Cologne over the Mülheimer Bridge or over the Zoobrücke, direction Wiener Platz. At Wiener Platz take the Clevischer Ring, after approx. 500 m turn right into Keupstraße, then left into Schanzenstraße.

by public transport

Tram and underground: Coming from the south or north, take line 4 directly to the Keupstraße stop. Coming from the west or east, take lines 13 and 18 to Wiener Platz, then continue with line 4 to Keupstraße.
Bus: Take lines 152 or 153 to Keupstraße. With the lines 159 / 250 / 260 / 434 to Wiener Platz.
S-Bahn: Take the lines S 6 or S 11 to the station Bahnhof Mülheim and then the bus 152 or 153 to Keupstraße.

There is a paved path in the parking lot, accessible from the right side of Schanzenstr. 28, that leads to an elevator via the rear entrance of the building.

Free parking is available on Carlswerkstraße. From there you can reach the ifs in about 10 minutes.
Paid parking garages, from which the ifs can be reached in about 5 minutes:
Q-Park ID Cologne (Peter-Huppertz Straße 2, 51063 Cologne)
Car Park Carlswerk (Schanzenstraße 6-20, 51063 Cologne)

Opening hours

ifs (reception)

Monday to Thursday: 9am - 4pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm

Media Centre

Monday and Tuesday 9am – 4pm
Wednesday and Thursday 9am – 6pm
Friday 9am – 1pm

Complaints channel (according to §12 HinSchG)

The purpose of this channel is to detect behaviour that violates laws, principles or ethical, social and responsible corporate governance rules of ifs, which is why we encourage staff, students, lecturers or anyone in contact with our services to inform us about such incidents.

Complaints will be treated confidentially. A report can also be made anonymously.
All reports are processed centrally by our legal advisor and anti-discrimination officer.

Do You have any questions? We will be happy to help!