Coming from the north on the A1, it is best to take the A57 towards Köln-Zentrum at the Köln-Nord junction. From the exit Innenstadt it is only a few hundred meters in the direction of the university, then shortly after the TV tower at the mosque turn right into Venloer Straße. The next street on the right is on the corner of the Weltempfänger.
Coming from the east on the A3 or A4, cross the Zoobrücke bridge in the direction of the university, then as described above.
From the south, take the Universitäts- bzw. Innere Kanalstraße in the direction of the TV tower and turn left at the mosque.
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If you arrive by train, you can either go to
Cologne main station
From there take the U-Bahn 5 in the direction of Butzweiler Hof, get off at Friesenplatz, get off, wait for line 3 or 4 and get off at “Piusstraße”. The Weltempfänger Hostel is located right in front of the exit of the station.
Look for the -sign and find the station at the main exit next to the cathedral (“Dom/Hbf”).
Cologne West Station
From there take the subway line 3 or 4 out of town and get off at “Piusstraße”. Or walk 5 minutes.
Ehrenfeld railway station
From there take the underground line 3 or 4 in the direction of the city and get off at “Piusstraße”. Or walk 10 minutes.
From Cologne-Bonn airport take S-Bahn 13 or 19 to Cologne Ehrenfeld station. From there as described above.
By long-distance bus
There are various long-distance bus stops in Cologne, some of which are outside the city limits.
The best way to find out more is to go directly to the website of the long-distance bus provider.