The MPIA Guest House

For temporary accomodation right next to the institute, consider the MPIA guest house, available to guests and newcomers at reasonable rates.

The guest house features apartments as well as ordinary guest rooms.


Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Königstuhl 17
D-69117 Heidelberg


International Office (see contact info on the right).

Arrival and departure

  • Monday to Friday
  • Check-in time: after 12:00 am
  • Check-out time: before 9:00 am
  • Keys are available at the information, Mon - Fri  9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Outside the regular working hours: keysafe 8:00 am - 10 pm (contact International Office)

Guest rooms

The guest rooms are furnished, and smoking is not permitted; 4 rooms with shower/WC (2x double bed, 2 x single bed). In the basement, there is a washing machine and a dryer.


  • First Person/night: 35 €
  • More than 15 nights: 490 €/month
  • Each further Person/night: 12 €
  • More than 15 nights: 180 €/month
  • Per child up to 12 years/night: 5 € (75 €/month)


1 night up to 6 months.


  • Rooms: weekly with change of bed linen and towels. Cleaning of the guest rooms is done exclusively by the MPIA in a weekly rhythm (with change of bed linen and towels). The announcement is made at least one day in advance. There is a shared kitchen, where everyone is responsible for cleaning.
  • Kitchen: weekly; everybody is responsible for his own washing-up.


The apartments are fully furnished and fully equipped. Smoking is not permitted.

  • 2 1-room-apartments for up to 2 persons (35qm; living/sleeping room, kitchen, lavatory, shower)
  • 2 2-room-apartments for up to 4 persons (55qm; living/sleeping room, separate sleeping room, kitchen, lavatory, shower)



  • First Person/night: 40 €; more than 15 nights: 560 €/month, plus € 85 cleaning
  • Each further Person/night: 12 €; more than 15 nights: 180 €/month
  • Per child up to 12 years/night: 5 € (75 €/month)


  • First Person/night: 55 €, more than 15 nights: 770 €/month, plus € 85 cleaning
  • Each further Personn/night: 12 €, more than 15 nights: 180 €/month
  • Per child up to 12 years/night: 5 € (75 €/month)


on monthly basis (up to 6 months; exceptions possible)

Regular cleaning

is the responsibility of the tenants

General information


Bank transfer. No credit card payment possible.


Available, working days only, in the institute cafeteria, 9:30 - 10:30 am.

Telephone & Internet

Available in all guest rooms and apartments.

Please take note

Pets are not allowed. There are NO shopping possibilities close to the guest house. On working days you can have lunch in the cafeteria after 12:15 pm. Private cars can be parked in the last row the parking lot. In case of questions, please contact Frank Witzel.

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