Actual Notice for Visitors
Unfortunately, due to the impact of the July 14/15, 2021 weather disaster there is still a restricted traffic access to the Effelsberg observatory area. An overview on traffic limitations is available via:
A part of our astronomical hiking trails leading as Milky Way Trail from the viewing plateau in front of the radio telescope around the institute area to the starting point of the Galaxy Trail, is not accessible on the passage directly behind the LOFAR field due to the effects of the flooding! However, the viewing plateau itself is still accessible from the visitor pavilion.