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Welcome Center

The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition would like to extend a warm welcome to you as our guest.

Each year about 150 guests and young researchers from all over the world visit our Institute. It is our desire that you feel comfortable here and that your research stay is organised as pleasantly as possible. We are happy to help should you have any questions concerning your stay with us.


For organisational questions concerning your stay:

Sandra Sundt-Johannesen

Phone:+49 89 24246-217
Fax: +49 89 24246-502
E-Mail: sandra.sundt-johannesen(at) 

Workspace for Visitors

For questions concerning workspace for visitors (one-day or short-term guests) please contact:

Peter Weber, M. A. (LIS)

Phone:+49 89 24246-200
Fax: +49 89 24246-501

Guest stays

We are happy to help you organize guest stays at our Institute. Please contact gaeste(at) in case you want to visit the Institute as a guest.

We will answer your enquiry within the next two weeks. Thank you for your understanding!


Please remember to make arrangements for accommodations well in advance of your arrival. Living quarters in Munich are in short supply and are comparatively expensive. It can be difficult to find furnished rooms for only a few months. We assist long term visitor scholars and scholarship holders in this matter within our means.

Sandra Sundt-Johannesen

Tel.:+49 89 24246-217
Fax: +49 89 24246-502
E-Mail: sandra.sundt-johannesen(at) 

Useful links:
Home Company
Mr. Lodge

Travel planning

Before coming to Germany, there are a few things you should prepare for.
EURAXESS Germany, the information and advice point for internationally mobile researchers of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, has put together on its website all relevant information and a checklist, which you should observe prior to your arrival in Germany.

Here you will find additional tips which will ease your orientation in German, as well as all important information regarding visa formalities and entry.

Please consider that for your stay in Germany you will require health insurance and if necessary personal liability insurance.

For further information please contact:

Sandra Sundt-Johannesen

Tel.:+49 89 24246-217
Fax: +49 89 24246-502
E-Mail: sandra.sundt-johannesen(at)