As a guest, you will need temporary accomodation in Heidelberg. As a new staff member, you will likely need temporary accomodation before moving to a more permanent home.
The house is fully equipped and furnished with some additional things for your convenience, comfort and/or safety.
As a new staff member, you will likely find temporary accomodation first. But MPIA's International Office will also help you find a more permanent home.
The Max Planck House (MPH) is a guest house next to the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research (on the university's science campus Neuenheimer Feld). Rooms and apartments are available to all guests / newly arrived staff of Heidelberg's Max Planck Institutes.
For temporary accomodation right next to the institute, consider the MPIA guest house, available to guests and newcomers at reasonable rates.