OFFIS - Institute of Information Technology
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OFFIS – Institut für Informatik (Institute for Information Technology) is a research institute located in the industrial area of Oldenburg. It is an application-oriented research and development institute and a center of excellence for selected areas of information technology and its fields of application. The institute is divided into three research divisions: Energy, Health and Transportation, that includes the competence center of Human-Machine Interaction. It works closely together with the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, which is one of the important and highly regarded educational facilities in northwestern Germany. It specializes in interdisciplinary research in sustainable development and renewable energy, with a focus on solar and wind energy.

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Carl von Ossietzky Universität
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OFFIS – Institute of Information Technology

Escherweg 2, 26121 Oldenburg

+49 441 9722-0


The closest airport to Oldenburg and OFFIS is Bremen Airport. If you’re flying to Bremen, here are three options to get from the airport to Oldenburg (and vice versa):

By train (approx. 9 EUR). It takes about 20 min. from the airport with the tram to the central station of Bremen (Bremen Hbf), then approx. 30 min. by train to Oldenburg. By the way, it is Oldenburg in Lower Saxony (Oldenburg in Oldb, not in Schleswig-Holstein). You can check train schedules and prebook tickets here: The tram station is opposite to Terminal 1/2.
The easiest and most convenient way is to go by airport shuttle. They pick you up at the airport and bring you to the hotel or OFFIS as you wish and vice versa (return included). The fill-out form is available online and in English: Cost is about 90€ but additional people are only a few Euros extra. A normal Taxi will cost about 60-70€ or more one way!
Of course you can book a rental car at the Bremen airport. Some options include: RentalCars or Sixt or EuropCar

OFFIS is located about 3km from the Oldenburg central train station. You can go by taxi or by bus. By bus, take the 308 from central station to stop “Industriestraße” (Ticket information: VBN).

Finally, be aware that we have two buildings, the main building where we are located, and a second building. The main building is located on Escherweg 2, and should be easily identifiable using Google Maps.

Oh, and just in case you’re wondering, there’s no Uber in Bremen or Oldenburg :-).