How to reach us

Contact Details and direcctions

Address of the institute

University of Stuttgart

Institute of Smart Sensors

Pfaffenwaldring 47

70569 Stuttgart



By car

Exit highway A8 at the junction Stuttgart-Vaihingen and drive in northward direction Vaihingen on the highway A831 and B14. After the tunnel, take the right lane and leave the highway at exit Universität. Turn left at the traffic lights.

Turn right into street Pfaffenwaldring and then turn left. There you will find the parking.

Note: The IIS is located within low-emission zone of Stuttgart (information about the low-emmission zone, information about the prohibition of diesel cars). Please consider this if necessary upon arrival.

By train

We recommend to buy a ticket to Stuttgart-Vaihingen Universität to avoid extra costs for the S-Bahn.

After your arrival at Stuttgart main station follow the large green S to the underground station of the S-Bahn. If you not already bought a ticket to Universität, you can by a ticket for two zones at the ticket machines inside the main station building. All trains to Universität leave at platform 101:

  • S1 to Herrenberg
  • S2 to Filderstadt or airport
  • S3 to Vaihingen or airport

S-Bahn trains run regularly every 5 to 10 minutes. Travel time is about 10 minutes.

  • S1 to Herrenberg
  • S2 to Filderstadt or airport
  • S3 to Vaihingen or airport

By plane

Arrival terminal at Stuttgart airport is at level 1 (deepest level of airport building). The entrance to the train station is marked with a large green S. Ticket machines are available on the way from airport building to the platform. You need a ticket for two zones. Take one of the following trains:

  • S1 to Plochingen or Kirchheim
  • S2 to Schorndorf
  • S3 to Backnang

Travel time to station Universität is about 17 minutes.

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Institute of Smart Sensors

Pfaffenwaldring 47, Stuttgart

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