International Office and Visitors' Liaison


Contacts at the Institute

  • International Office
    Christiane Wenz

    Phone: +49 (221) 2767 100
  • Planning your research stay, applications
    Dr. Susanne Berger

    Phone: +49 (221) 2767 174

Planning your stay, immigration, visas

MPIfG visitors' brochure [PDF]
Living and Working in Germany - Max Planck Society brochure [PDF]
Working at Max Planck Society


Study and research in Germany

Researcher's mobility portal - Germany
Study and research in Germany
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
German consular services abroad (in German)


MPIfG apartments

Inquiries about vacancies and booking:
Susanne Heinrich
Tel. +49 221 2767-100


Finding an apartment online

Service in English
HomeCompany (short-term accommodations)
Zeitwohnen Rhein Ruhr (short-term rentals)

Service in German
Immobilienscout 24 (a real-estate scout)
Studenten-WG (rentals and shares for students)
Wohngemeinschaften/Zimmer in Köln
Zeitwohnagentur(short-term rental agency)

City government offices in Cologne

Website of the City of Cologne (German only)

Culture and leisure

Cologne Tourist Office
Welcome to Cologne
International schools in the Cologne area [PDF]


New to the region?

North Rhine-Westphalia Bonn

Visitors' Liaison

Susanne Heinrich and
Christiane Wenz
Tel. +49 221 2767-100

MPIfG - For Visitors | [Last updated 2021-09-16]