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Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-0

Fax: +49 (0)41 52 87-1403

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Max-Planck-Straße 1
21502 Geesthacht

Location plan

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Getting there

Important information for users of satellite navigation:
Please note that some route planners lead to an incorrect route guidance if you follow the directions to "Max-Planck-Straße". For a correct navigation please use "Geesthacht / Grüner Jäger" as your destination.

Coming from Geesthacht:
Take the B5 to Lauenburg and follow the street another 300 meters then turn right into "Max-Planck-Straße".

Coming from Lauenburg:
Please follow the signs about 300 metres before reaching "Grüner Jäger".

Whether from Hamburg main station or Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel airport: By public transport you can reach us via various routes.

If you are arriving by bus, please contact your Hereon contact person beforehand. He/she will then register you officially. When driving onto the site, all persons in the bus will be checked.

If you are not registered, please get off at the entrance to our centre at the bus stop "Geesthacht, Helmholtz-Zentrum (Eingang)" , and contact the colleagues there.

Please note: Visitors registered for the Hereon-turnstile "Tesperhude" can take the bus to the stop "Tesperhude, Strandweg" and walk about five minutes on foot to the turnstile in Reaktorstraße. Please use our area plan for this.

For further information about connections to the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon please search under the following link. HVV Route Planner

Bus routes from Geesthacht [Januar 2024] (996 KB)

Airport ca. 60 minutes (~56 Euro)

Hamburg Hbf ca. 45 minutes (~40 Euro)

Geesthacht: Marktplatz/ZOB ca. 10 minutes (~10 Euro)


In and around Geesthacht you can choose between several accommodation options:

Accommodations in Geesthacht/Lauenburg Accommodations in Bergedorf (Hamburg)

For additional information contact the tourist office in Geesthacht (Tel .: 04152/836258).

Travel tips

  • Bikes can be taken on the premises
  • Bikes can be parked safely
  • In case of need, a repair kit is available at the guard at the main entrance


Visitors who wish to use the staff entrance on Reaktorstraße must be registered by an Hereon employee and must identify themselves by means of an identity card.

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Site plan

Site plan Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

Site plan Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

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Site plan Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon (pdf) (1,6 MB)