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How to reach Hagen


By train:

Take the train to Hagen. It will take you about one hour from Cologne or Düsseldorf central station and about two hours from Hannover central station.

External link to the German railway journey planer: https://www.bahn.de/i/view/DEU/en/index.shtml. Please use „Hagen Hbf“ for the destination-field.

By car:

The three highways A1, A45 or A46 pass next to the city of Hagen. We located it for you in Google Maps. You may also search for „58095, Hagen, Germany“ in Google Maps.

By plane:

Two airports are relevant:

The nearest airport is Dortmund (external link: www.dortmund-airport.de/). From there you take the shuttle bus to Holzwickede Station and change to a local train to Hagen. The airport shuttle bus to Holzwickede Station costs around 2 Euros.
We recomment to use the Journey Planer from http://www.vrr.de/en/ using the values „Dortmund Airport/Terminal“ for for the from-field and „Hagen Hbf“ for the to-field. It will give you a connection using local trains.

The next larger airport is in Düsseldorf (external link: www.duesseldorf-international.de/dus_en/). Taking the train from Düsseldorf airportit to Hagen takes about 1 - 1.5 hour trainride. Please note that Düsseldorf airport has two train stations: (a) the train station „Terminal S“ in the basement of the terminal building serving some local trains and the regular train station „Düsseldorf Flughafen“ accessible by sky train.
We recomment to use the Journey Planer from http://www.vrr.de/en/ using the values „Düsseldorf Flughafen“ for for the from-field and „Hagen Hbf“ for the to-field. It will give you a connection using local trains. The required ticket fee is around 12 Euros for a level D ticket.


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The City of Hagen

The City of Hagen is situated on four rivers and embedded in the beautiful country side between the Sauerland region and the Ruhr area. Hagen offers both important and exciting historical references. The city is home to the FernUniversität Hagen, which is the only state funded distance education university in Germany.


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Maps and other practical information

We generated a few usefull maps using the service Field Maps at http://fieldpapers.org/. The following maps are avaiable:

  1. A map of Hagen. The map is avaiable online at http://fieldpapers.org/atlas.php?id=cg79qbxm/A1 and as PDF-file Map_of_Hagen.pdf.
  2. A map of the inner city of Hagen. The map is avaiable online at http://fieldpapers.org/atlas.php?id=gllvkqz6/A1 and as PDF-file Map_of_Hagen-Mittelstadt.pdf.
  3. A map of the area close to Hagen central station. The map is avaiable online at http://fieldpapers.org/atlas.php?id=m5m7vw3h/A1 and as PDF-file Map_of_Hagen-Hbf.pdf.

External link to the local public transport association VRR: www.vrr.de/en/


Hans Konrad Knörr | 24.09.2015
FernUni-Logo FernUniversität in Hagen, LG Angewandte Stochastik, Walkshop 2013