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Guided Tours on Campus North – Large-Scale Research Sector

Campus North offers three types of guided tours for the interested public: Visits with a scientific focus, visits of the art collection, and visits for school classes.

Visits of Scientific-technical Installations

Pilotanlage bioliq

bioliq® process: Production of synthetic fuel from straw and other biomass feedstocks.


KATRIN experiment: Determination of the mass of neutrinos.


Aerosol research facility AIDA


Your guided tour consists of an introductory presentation of the main activities of KIT and a visit of several scientific-technical installations. Groups may visit up to threefacilities that can be chosen from this list.

For planning your visit, note the following information:

  • Campus North of KIT can be visited from Monday to Friday, 9 – 16 hrs. Kindly register for group visits about eight weeks in advance.
  • A guided visit takes about three hours.
  • Unless stipulated otherwise, your visit will start at the Fortbildungszentrum für Technik und Umwelt (FTU, Center for Advanced Technological and Environmental Training), the building left of the main entrance. There, the group will be met by a guide.
  • The program of the visit will start with a presentation of the main activities of Campus North, followed by a discussion and round trip on the area of two square kilometers as well as a visit of two to three scientific-technical large-scale research facilities.
  • As regards the size of the group, the number should not exceed twenty persons. In case of larger numbers, the group will be split.
  • Participants must not be younger than 16 years.
  • For the visit on the premises, a bus equipped with a loudspeaker system is required. In exceptional cases, KIT will make available a company bus to groups arriving without an own bus.

For interested individuals or small groups of less than seven persons, no separate tour can be organized. However, these persons are invited to join a group visit.


Katharina Kramer



Guided Tours to the Works of Art


The former Research Center has been collecting works of art since the late 1960s, the objective being to promote interactions between science and art. When purchasing new works of art, the focus lies on the support of young, regional, and meanwhile famous artists.


Andrea Stengel




Guided Tours for Groups of Pupils

Programs for groups of pupils are offered by the Center for Advanced Technological and Environmental Training (german).