Address and Contact Data

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Institute of Advanced Optical Technologies – Thermophysical Properties (AOT-TP)

Paul-Gordan-Straße 8
91052 Erlangen

Tel. +49 9131 85-25877
Fax +49 9131 85-25878

Email contact for general inquiries:



How you can reach us …

… by public transport:

Choose a railway connection with destination “Erlangen Hauptbahnhof”. From there, we recommend taking the bus line 294 in the direction “Sieglitzhof Eskilstunastraße” and getting off at the station “Röthelheimpark-Zentrum”. Walk a few meters along the same street in the direction where your bus leaves, then enter and follow the first street to your left (directly behind a pharmacy), which is Paul-Gordan-Straße. After you have passed a climbing wall to your right, the next long building (which has a history as a horse stable) is Paul-Gordan-Straße 6-10. You will find the AOT-TP entrance in the middle of the building, indicated with number 8.

For up-to-date connections via railway and bus, please visit the websites of Deutsche Bahn and VGN, respectively.

… by plane:

From the Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg, we recommend taking the bus line 30 to Erlangen Arcaden (cf. VGN). There, please ask somebody for the short walking distance to the bus station in front of the main station (“Hauptbahnhof”) and use the bus line 294 as described above.

… by car:

A 73 coming from Bamberg:
Take exit ‘Erlangen-Mitte’ and then stay on this multi-lane road called “Werner-v.-Siemens-Straße”. At the first traffic lights after the OMV petrol station, turn right into “Henkestraße”. At the second traffic light (t-junction), turn left into “Hartmannstraße” and then take the first street to the right, which is “Artilleriestraße”. At the second crossroads, turn right in direction “Handelshof” and then immediately to the left onto the “Röthelheim-Campus” of the university. Drive straight ahead for about 200 m and follow the turn to the right after you have passed the beergarden on your left side. Park on the right side and find the main entrance of the AOT building on the left side after additonal 20 m.

A 3 from all directions, exit “Tennenlohe” / from Nürnberg via B 4:
Follow B 4 in direction “Erlangen”. After about 2 km, leave this road in direction direction “Gräfenberg” (also the “Südgelände” of the university is indicated there). Take the second exit in the roundabout (“tothe left”) and stay on the same road called “Kurt-Schumacher-Straße” for about 4 km. Go straight ahead at the next roundabout at “Obi”, then turn left into the “Röthelheim-Allee” at the first traffic lights. “Paul-Gordan-Straße” goes off to the right after about 400 m, directly in front of a pharmacy. Drive straight ahead for about 300 m. When you see a big parking space on the left side, park your car. Walk 20 m back in the direction you came from and you find the main entrance of the AOT building on the left side.