6th IRR RetroRunning World Championship

14.-17.7.2016 in Essen, Germany

How to get there

The surrounding of the stadium (click to enlarge)

By car

Drive to Hallostrasse 50, 45141 Essen

(51°28'39.1"N 7°02'49.0"E)


From the south (for example, via Frankfurt and Cologne)

  • A3 motorway to motorway interchange Breitscheid
  • Exit on A52 towards Essen
  • On the A52 take exit 29 "Essen-Süd"
  • Exit automatically leads to Richard-Wagner-Straße
  • Follow the street Richard-Wagner-Street (later renamed to Helbingstraße, Bernestraße, Schützenbahn, Stoppenberger Straße).
  • After about 5 km follow Stoppenberger Straße . For this purpose, slightly turn right (500 m after a small railway underpass)
  • Follow the road further (it becomes Essenerstraße)
  • After about 1 km turn right into the Hallostraße.
  • After about 500 m turn to the stadium / parking lot right.


From North

  • A3 motorway to motorway intersection Oberhausen
  • Remain on the road which becomes A516 highway
  • Follow the A516 until  exit A42 towards Dortmund
  • Follow A42 till junction 12, turn direction "Essen"
  • Exit on A52 towards Essen, you will be automatically redirected to the Gladbeckerstraße
  • Follow Gladbeckerstraße for 3.8 km
  • Turn left onto Grillostraße towards "Gelsenkirchen / Katernberg / Stoppenberg"
  • After about 1 km turn left into Straße stop.
  • Follow the road (becomes Essener Straße)
  • After about 1 km turn right into the Hallostraße
  • After about 500 m turn to the stadium / parking lot right.




By train

  • ride a train to Essen Central Station
  • Follow the signs with the white U on blue background to take the subway 107 in direction to Gelsenkirchen Hbf (abbreviation for Hauptbahnhof).
  • Get out after 7 stops at Ernestinenstr. Walk into Hallostraße and follow the street signs to the stadium. Walking distance is around 5 minutes from the stop to the stadium.


By plane

Close to Essen there are several international airports:


    • From Dortmund airport there is the bus "Airport Express" which goes to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (central station). From Dortmund Hauptbahnhof there are regular trains to the main station Essen.


  • Dusseldorf Airport
    • The Dusseldorf airport is connected to a railway station with frequent trains to the main station Essen.


  • Weeze Airport
    • From Weeze Airport there is a bus which goes to the Central Station Essen. A pre-reservation is necessary for the this bus ride.


  • Cologne / Bonn Airport
    • The Cologne / Bonn airport is connected to a train station with regular trains to Essen main station. Most with a change at Cologne Central Station.

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