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Max Planck Guesthouse

The management of the Max Planck Guesthouse is also part of the Welcome Service. The guesthouse is operated by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (AEI).
As a MPI employee or guest you can find accommodation for the first part of your stay at the Potsdam Science Park until you find permanent housing. The guesthouse offers single or double rooms and also family apartments. A stay for up to 3 months is possible. It is a perfect base for your start at the Potsdam Science Park. For information or reservations, please feel free to contact your department secretary or the guesthouse manager Eva Reis 

FAQ

Who can stay in the guesthouse?

The guesthouse is open to all guests and employees of the Max Planck Institutes.

 

What does a room in the guesthouse cost?

  • Single Room:        56,60 €/ night      566,03 €/ month**
  • Double Room:      65,27 €/ night      652,70 €/ month**
  • Apartment:           81,21 €/ night      812,13 €/ month**

Additional beds:

  • Adult:                   24,61 €/ night      246,10 €/ month**
  • Child:                    12,30 €/ night      123,00 €/ month**

* All prices include VAT and service once a week.
**The monthly price is calculated for a stay more than 10 nights.

How are the cancellation terms?

Your arrival is also possible after 6:00 p.m.. We keep your room for the whole night. In case of a no show without cancellation in due course or well founded, cancellation fees are possible:

  • 50% of the room charge when cancelling 2 weeks before arrival date,
  • 80% of the room charge when cancelling 1 day before arrival date, if the room can not be rented out to another person
  • 100% of the room charge because of no show without a specific reason.
  • In case of no show through no fault of one’s own or force majeure, the cancellation fees can be waived.

How do I find the guesthouse / reception?

The reception for the guesthouse is located in the central building at Max Planck Campus. Please find here a map of the Potsdam Science Park.

By train
Golm train station „Potsdam Golm“ is located in the middle of the Potsdam Science Park. You can reach it with regional trains from Potsdam City in a few minutes, from Berlin or Berlin airport BER in 30 -40 minutes. From the train station you only walk 5 minutes to the campus. Please check the public transportation VBB.

By bus
Bus lines 605 and 695 run directly from Potsdam Central Station to the Potsdam Science Park, station “Potsdam Science Park West”. Please check the public transportation VBB. 
From the airport BER you could take the AirportShuttle BER2 to Potsdam Central Station and from there hop on the busses 605 or 695.

By car
From motorway A10 (Berliner Ring) take the exit “Leest” towards Potsdam. If you come from Berlin or Potsdam please follow the signs to Golm or Wissenschaftspark.

Where can I get the key?

You get and return the guesthouse key at the reception in the central building of Max Planck Campus. It is open 24/7.

Email: wache@mpikg.mpg.de, phone: +49 331 567-8014

Where can I pay for the guesthouse stay?

We suggest to pay by bank transfer. You find the bank details in the footer of the invoice.
You can pay for your guesthouse stay too, in cash or by card, at the Welcome Service office in the GO:IN building (opposite the guesthouse, 3rd floor, room 309).
Payment at the reception is not possible.

Guest House Administration 
Office in the GO:IN Building, 3rd floor, room 309
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
*Cash, EC/debit or credit card.

Office in the Guest House, ground floor
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
*Cash only, please

Contact

Welcome Service Events

Cook for a Scientist / Invitation for Scientists

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We are starting the second round of this event and would like to invite you as an international scientist to take part in it.As an international it might not always be easy to get to know the locals. Nor do the locals often really know what is going on the…

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German Regulars’ Table (Language School Participants only)

The Welcome Service Language School is excited to offer a monthly German Regulars’ Table (Stammtisch) where you can practice your conversational German. Come join us an interesting discussion about daily life or current events. All levels welcome!Please contact Carolin for detailed information and the location of the meeting: school@potsdam-sciencepark.deGeneral data…

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Off-the-beaten-track Tour | Get to know your new home

Bus Stop "Luisenplatz Süd" (Bus 605 to City Center)

Welcome to Potsdam! Now that you have finally made it here you might like to know where you actually are and where everything is. We are offering you a very different kind of off-the-beaten-track guided tour of your new home city. This is not the usual tour to Potsdam but this…

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Information on German Taxes

Online via Zoom

A specialist for International Taxes will be giving an overview of the German Tax Regulations for international scientists and explaining the various prerequisites for issues such as changes to your pension, family status changes or paying taxes in both your home country and Germany.General data protection notice:The data you enter…

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Green BBQ at Business & Beer

In front of GO:IN1

Join us for some chillin’ and grillin’ at our Green BBQ at Business And Beer. The grill will be on with vegetarian hamburgers and hot dogs whichever your choice.Please bring a side dish to share. There may be no meat but definitely the heat. Enjoy something hot off the grill…

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The Welcome Service Language School is excited to offer a monthly German Regulars’ Table (Stammtisch) where you can practice your conversational German. Come join us an interesting discussion about daily life or current events. All levels welcome!Please contact Carolin for detailed information and the location of the meeting: school@potsdam-sciencepark.deGeneral data…

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Off-the-beaten-track Tour | Get to know your new home

Bus Stop "Luisenplatz Süd" (Bus 605 to City Center)

Welcome to Potsdam! Now that you have finally made it here you might like to know where you actually are and where everything is. We are offering you a very different kind of off-the-beaten-track guided tour of your new home city. This is not the usual tour to Potsdam but this…

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German Regulars’ Table (Language School Participants only)

The Welcome Service Language School is excited to offer a monthly German Regulars’ Table (Stammtisch) where you can practice your conversational German. Come join us an interesting discussion about daily life or current events. All levels welcome!Please contact Carolin for detailed information and the location of the meeting: school@potsdam-sciencepark.deGeneral data…

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German Regulars’ Table (Language School Participants only)

The Welcome Service Language School is excited to offer a monthly German Regulars’ Table (Stammtisch) where you can practice your conversational German. Come join us an interesting discussion about daily life or current events. All levels welcome!Please contact Carolin for detailed information and the location of the meeting: school@potsdam-sciencepark.deGeneral data…

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German Regulars’ Table (Language School Participants only)

The Welcome Service Language School is excited to offer a monthly German Regulars’ Table (Stammtisch) where you can practice your conversational German. Come join us an interesting discussion about daily life or current events. All levels welcome!Please contact Carolin for detailed information and the location of the meeting: school@potsdam-sciencepark.deGeneral data…

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