How to find us

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The Zürich University has several sites in Zürich. The Gibbon Research Lab. is attached to the Anthropological Institute at the Irchel campus "Winterthurerstr. 190". This campus is situated in the north of Zürich (see maps 1 and 2). The address is

Anthropological Institute
University of Zürich-Irchel
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich

Map 1. Region of Zürich

By Car: From any Direction to the Anthropological Institute

If you come from:

Basel/Bern/Geneva (West):
On the freeway A1, before Zürich at "Limmattaler Kreuz" (after the "Dietikon" exit) follow the A1 (direction Zürich Nordring, St.Gallen) and you will pass through a long tunnel. After about 12 kilometres the autobahn splits. You follow the signs towards downtown Zürich City and then to City, Milchbuck. At the end of a short tunnel you reach an exit Tierspital, Universität Irchel. Don't exit! Stay in the left lane and continue for about 200 m, and you will find the direct entrance to the University's underground multi-storey car parking (Irchel)*.

Konstanz/Schaffhausen/St.Gallen/Winterthur (North):
On the freeway A1, you will pass a huge power plant ("Heizkraftwerk Aubrugg") from where you follow the signs towards downtown just as when coming from the West*.

Gotthard/Chur (South):
On freeway A3, stay until it ends, then follow signs "Winterthur, Transit" until you see signs for "Tierspital, Universität Irchel". Then follow the signs to the University's underground parking lot (Irchel)*.

Uster (East):
Don't exit until you drive past the huge power plant ("Heizkraftwerk Aubrugg"), from where you follow the signs to downtown just as when coming from the West*.

Rapperswil/Forch (South-East):
At the Hegibachplatz, follow Freiestrasse, Rämistrasse, Universitätsstrasse, Winterthurerstrasse. Where the tram tracks turn sharply left, you will find the entrance to the University's underground multi-storey car parking on your right (Irchel)*.

*From the University's car park take the elevator to the top floor (level F; outdoors), signs indicate the way to the buildings; the walk to our building takes approximately 5 minutes.

Map 2. Zürich City Map

By Train: From the Zürich Main Station to the Anthropological Institute

From the Zürich main station (Hauptbahnhof), you may take any of the following trams:

Number 10 (labelled "Milchbuck" or "Bahnhof Oerlikon") to Irchel.
Number 14 (labelled "Seebach") to Milchbuck.
Number 7 (labelled "Bahnhof Stettbach") to Milchbuck.

The ride from the main station to the Irchel or Milchbuck stops, respectively, takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Both stops lie at the edge of the campus. Signs indicate the way to the buildings. The walk to our building from Milchbuck takes approximately 10 minutes, from Irchel approximately 5 minutes (see map 3).

Map 3. Zürich University, Irchel campus site


The Anthropological Institute is located in building 42, level K (see map 4). Thomas Geissmann's office is 42K76.

Map 4. Anthropological Institute and the Gibbon Research Lab. at the Irchel campus of Zürich University.



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