HOW TO FIND US

By public transport

Underground line U35: From the main station take underground line U35 towards "Hustadt" and alight at "Lennershof" or "Uni-Center". From these stations the Botanic Garden is just a short walk away (entrance "Betriebshof" und entrance "Mensa") on N-Südstrasse.

Bus number 320 oder 375: These buses take you to a stop called "Haupteingang Botanischer Garten" ["Botanic Garden main entrance"]. From the road ("Im Lottental") a short path leads to the entrance of the Botanic Garden. Here you can also find a limited number of parking spaces if you do come by car next time.

Note: For historic reasons the entrance in Lottental is called ""Haupteingang" [main entrance], but by far the majority of visitors enter the Botanic Garden through the entrance called "Betriebshof" [service yard] on N-Südstraße.



By car

Since the postal address of the Botanic Garden (Universitätsstrasse 150) is also the postal address of the entire campus of the Ruhr-University, it is little use entering it into your satnav if you are trying to get here. Here you find the precise instructions as to how to programme your satnav in order to get straight to the main gate of the Botanic Garden on N-Südstrasse (entrance "Betriebshof").


Please enter:
Universitätsstraße 160 oder 51.444761, 7.269031 [GPS-coordinates]

"Universitätsstraße 160" is the address of a company called IDEMIA. From there it is just another 50 metres to the Botanic Garden (entrance "Betriebshof").

Parking opportunities on the Campus are shown in our PARKPLATZPLAN


POSTAL ADDRESS

Ruhr-University Bochum
Botanic Garden
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum
GERMANY

ADDRESS FOR SATNAVS

"Universitätsstraße 160" or
GPS-COORDINATES 51.444761, 7.269031

CONTACT

phone: +49 (234)-32 -23098
E-Mail

OPENING TIMES

Summer
April 01 - October 31

Outdoor: Mon-Sun 9:00 - 18:00 h

Winter
November 01 - March 31

Outdoor: Mon-Sun 9:00 - 16:00 h

PLEASE NOTE: The Glasshouses remain closed due to Corona.

Closed on December 24 and 31 as well as during storms and icy conditions

  • Admission free
  • No bicycles, e-scooters and drones
  • Dogs are allowed outdoors but only on the lead