Turn off of the autobahn A4 at the Erfurt junction, take the ramp onto the A71 towards Meiningen, take the Ilmenau Ost exit and continue on the B87 towards Ilmenau. In Ilmenau turn right at the AGIP gas station onto the “Am Vogelherd” road after the second traffic light. Then continue on straight ahead and turn left onto the second road. The Fraunhofer Application Center AST, Am Vogelherd 50, is located in the next large building on the right side (entry through the left front entrance).
Change at Erfurt central station for Ilmenau, leave train at the Pörlitzer Höhe station, walk approx. 10 minutes (straight on: Ziolkowskistraße, Kopernikusstraße, Hohe Straße, turn right and right again – you will then arrive at Am Vogelherd; Fraunhofer AST is on the left).
By taxi from Ilmenau central station Stay on the train for one more station (Ilmenau Busbahnhof).
Take a bus on route (Linie) A, labelled NPI, ask for stop "Am Vogelherd" or "IGI" which stands for "Ilmenauer Glasindustrie". From bus stop, cross the road, walk a few steps in the direction the bus was travelling, turn up the hill and turn left at the crossroads. The AST is only 200 m.
Arrive at Erfurt airport (Flughafen), drive 45 minutes or take tram/taxi to Erfurt Hauptbahnhof (central station) and complete journey by train.