Location and approach

Location and approach

From the North and West

Take the A57 at the motorway junction "Köln-Nord,” direction "Köln-Zentrum”. At the end of the motorway, follow the signs to MediaPark. The KölnTurm (Mediapark 8) ist the highest building.

From the South and East

At the motorway junction "Köln-Nord” take the A4 / B55a, direction "Köln-Zentrum,” via the bridge called "Zoobrücke”, drive straight ahead to the Innere Kanalstraße. After about 3 kilometres, turn at the TV tower, then turn right in the direction of MediaPark. The highest building is the KölnTurm (Mediapark 8).

Parking

Access to the car parks from the north is directly behind the railway bridge. You can either drive into the central underground car park of the MediaPark (keep right) or follow the signs to the parking spaces of the KölnTurm (keep left).

If you come from Hansaring, you can reach the car parks via the access road at the Cinedom cinema. On the left side of the cinema, you can drive into the central underground car park of the MediaPark or you can follow the signs to the parking spaces of the KölnTurm.

A sufficient number of chargeable parking spaces is available in the public underground car park of the MediaPark. IQWiG cannot validate parking tickets.

From here you can get to the KölnTurm (Mediapark 8) by using the next staircase leading to the MediaPark square, where you can see the main entrance of the KölnTurm. Alternatively, you can follow the signs to "Köln-Turm/Mediapark 8" in the underground car park and use the underground entrance (second basement floor [2. UG]) and the elevator to the reception of the KölnTurm on the ground floor. The stairs directly behind the reception of the KölnTurm lead to the reception of IQWiG on the first floor.

The KölnTurm itself has a small number of visitors' parking spaces on the second basement floor (2. UG) of the underground car park of the MediaPark. It cannot be guaranteed that there are free spaces available, however, and the Institute has no influence on availability. You can reach the KölnTurm visitors' parking spaces by following the signs "Köln-Turm/Mediapark8" on the underground circular street.

...with the tram

  • Take the S 6 (direction Nippes), S 11 (direction Düsseldorf), S 12 or S 13 (direction Düren / Hansaring) to Hansaring Station, Travel time : about 2 minutes, or RB 25 Direction Hansaring to Hansaring Station, Travel time: about 2 minutes
  • On foot from Hansaring Station: Turn right after the electronics store "Saturn”, take the next street to the left into Maybachstraße, walk straight ahead, and then turn right into MediaPark. The KölnTurm (Mediapark 8) ist the highest building. Walking time: about 10 minutes

...by Underground

  • Line 16 (direction Niehl Sebastianstraße), Line 18 (direction Thielenbruch) or Line 5 (direction Reichensperger Platz). Change at Ebertplatz to Line 12 (direction Zollstock) or Line 15 (direction Ubierring) to Christophstraße / MediaPark Station or Hansaring Station, Travel time : about 9 minutes
  • On foot from Christophstraße / MediaPark Station: Turn right into Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring, walk across the traffic lights, turn left into Hermann-Becker-Straße and cross the bridge into MediaPark. The KölnTurm (Mediapark 8) ist the highest building. Walking time: about 8 minutes

Timetable of the cologne public transport services

From Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN) by train

  • S13 or S 19 (direction Hansaring) to Hansaring Station. Travel time: about 22 minutes
  • On foot from Hansaring Station: Turn right after the electronics store "Saturn”, take the next street to the left into Maybachstraße, walk straight ahead, and then turn right into MediaPark.

Further journey by car

  • Drive onto Kennedystraße (L84) via the approach road.
  • Take the access road "Köln/Düsseldorf” onto the A59. Drive straight ahead onto the A559 (direction: "Zentrum”).
  • Drive onto Deutzer Ring and then follow the B55 across the bridge called "Severinsbrücke” to the left side of the Rhine.
  • Drive straight ahead on Tel-Aviv-Straße.
  • Then follow Neuköllner Straße and Tunisstraße.
  • Turn left onto Victoriastraße.
  • Drive straight ahead onto Kyotostraße and Am Kümpchenshof. The Media Park (or underground car park) is in front of you.

Parking

Access to the car parks from the north is directly behind the railway bridge. You can either drive into the central underground car park of the MediaPark (keep right) or follow the signs to the parking spaces of the KölnTurm (keep left).

If you come from Hansaring, you can reach the car parks via the access road at the Cinedom cinema. On the left side of the cinema, you can drive into the central underground car park of the MediaPark or you can follow the signs to the parking spaces of the KölnTurm.

If you travel to IQWiG by taxi, the driver will take you to the underground entrance of the KölnTurm (MediaPark 8) in the underground car park (second basement floor [2.UG]). From there, you can use the underground entrance and call the reception at the visitors' terminal, and then use an escalator to the IQWiG reception.

Note: After calling the reception via the visitors' terminal, an elevator will be allocated to you electronically. Please make sure to hold the line until you are told which elevator to take (D, E or F).

Alternatively, you can also get off at the taxi rank of the MediaPark (on the access road to the Cinedom cinema). You can easily see the KölnTurm from there; it is only a short walk across the square.

Adress

Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen (IQWiG)
Im Mediapark 8
50670 Köln
Germany