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Information for Visiting Researchers


Contacts at the Institute

  • Visitors' liaison, MPIfG apartments, finding an apartment in Cologne
    Ruth Hanisch
    Phone: +49 (221) 2767 100
  • Applying for a research stay
    Jürgen Lautwein
    Phone: +49 (221) 2767 120
  • Human resources, health insurance
    Heike Genzel
    Phone: +49 (221) 2767 122

Planning Your Stay, Immigration, Visas

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


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)


New in Cologne?

Hotels near the MPIfG (in German)
MPIfG Apartments
Inquiries about vacancies and booking
Ruth Hanisch
Phone: +49 (221) 2767 100


Finding an apartment online

Service in English
Pflock Zeitwohnen - Furnished accommodations (short-term rentals)
HomeCompany - Short-term accommodations

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


City government offices in Cologne

(Behörden in Köln - German only)
Website of Cologne

Culture and leisure

Cologne Tourist Office
Welcome to Cologne


New to the Region?

North Rhine-Westphalia Bonn

Visitors' Liaison

Ruth Hanisch
Tel. +49 221 2767-100

MPIfG - For Visitors | [Last updated 2015-08-13 10:55]