D-31157 Ruthe/Sarstedt, Schäferberg


Dr. Benjamin Knispel
Dr. Benjamin Knispel
Press Officer AEI Hannover
Phone:+49 511 762-19104Fax:+49 511 762-17182

Albert Einstein Institute Hannover

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How to get to GEO600?

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Directions to GEO600

The gravitational-wave detector GEO600 is situated between Hannover and Hildesheim, 20 km south of Hannover near the village of Ruthe.

Visiting GEO600

Please note that the detector site can only be visited after previous date arrangementss. If you would like to get a tour of the GEO600 facilities, please contact Benjamin Knispel to coordinate the details of your visit.

Directions from Hannover

Take the road B6 (Messeschnellweg) to the South and turn right at the sign Sarstedt/Heisede. Turn right to Heisede, then left at the sign Schulenburg/Ruthe. After entering Ruthe turn right. After crossing the Leine river, turn right at the EXPO sign (resp. at the white sign "Universität Hannover/Versuchsgelände", resp. at the green sign Schäferberg). Drive along the tree nursery to the gate at its end.

GEO600 detector site from the air

GEO600 from the air

Camera orbits site at high altitude, wide shot
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