The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

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Transport and Arrival

Monschau is literally in the middle of the continental Europe, bordering with Belgium and not fare away from Luxembourg. Due to its privileged location, there are many ways to get there.

If you come by car, you only have to follow your GPS system and use the Carat Hotel address:

Laufenstraße 82

52156 Monschau



If you fly, you should know that the nearest major airport is Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST / EHBK). This airport has international flights from Maastricht (Netherlands) and is 84 km from the center of Monschau (Germany).

Another major airport is Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN / EDDK), which has international and domestic flights from Cologne, and is 101 km from Monschau. Another two other options are the Düsseldorf Airport (DUS / EDDL) and the International Frankfurt Airport (HHN / EDFH), which are connected to Bonn with train.


Transport from Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK), in Bonn (Germany), to Monschau and vice versa will be organized. A bus will leave from Bonn at 2 pm on June 4th and will come back to Bonn on 8th June around 7 pm. Bonn city is easy to reach by train from Cologne-Bonn Airport, from International Frankfurt Airport or from Düsseldorf International Airport. Please visit the website of the Deutsche Bahn for further details:

We ask you to provide your arrival details and to let us know if you will need place in any of these two buses from Bonn to Monschau and vice versa.



Monschau has a very efficient Parking and Traffic system, which reduces automobile access to the Old Town of Monschau as far as possible; check here. If you come by car, the Carat Hotel offers a parking place with the following rates:

  • 1-2 days: 7 euros/day
  • 3 or more days: 3 euros/day
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ISS8 Contact

Ximo Mengual
Phone: 0049 (0)228 9122 292
E-mail: syrphidae8 [at]


Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
-- Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity --

Adenauerallee 160
53113 Bonn, Germany