Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space e.V. (IRS)
Flakenstraße 29-31
15537 Erkner

T +49 3362 793 - 0
F +49 3362 793 - 111

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The IRS is located between the city and the countryside on the south-eastern edge of Berlin in Erkner, Brandenburg. The route from Erkner station to the Institute takes our visitors and guests across the bridge named after Leo Hendrik Baekeland over the Flakenfließ watercourse.

Coming from Erkner station, cross the station forecourt in the direction of the Central Bus Station (ZOB). A sign already points the way to the IRS here. Cross the road at the traffic lights and climb the stairs leading to the bus station and the large Park & Ride car park. Turn right and walk directly towards the “Stadthalle” (town hall) and then past it on the left. At the end of the car park, cross the road, turn right and you will come to the Leo Hendrik Baekeland Bridge. At the other end of the bridge, please use the downward staircase on the left and follow the footpath to the IRS.

Directions from Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) "Willy Brandt" to Erkner

At Terminal 1-2, board the FEX airport express train and travel to Ostkreuz station. Alternatively, you can take the regional express RE7 or the S-Bahn train S9 to Ostbahnhof station. From Ostkreuz station (alternatively Ostbahnhof), take the regional express RE1 eastbound (to Frankfurt/Oder, Cottbus or Fürstenwalde) to Erkner station. Alternatively, you can use the S-Bahn train S3 with final stop Erkner from either Ostkreuz or Ostbahnhof.