Welcome to Göttingen and Germany!
Our online Germany Guide by the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry deals with the practicalities of moving to Germany. Many everyday things, down to banking customs and road rules, may differ a lot from those in your home country. By preparing for these differences, you will spare yourself unnecessary frustration. We hope our information will help make your stay in Göttingen as pleasurable as possible and that you will enjoy your time in Göttingen and get some great research done!
Anthony Streeter had the initial idea for this guide and compiled some of the following information. Caroline Keedy continued the project and expanded on it. Stefan Höppner took over from her, compiled the bulk of this version in the summer of 2002. In 2007, Carmen Rotte from the Press and Public Relations Office updated and extended the guide and keeps it since up-to-date.
Disclaimer: The information in this guide is for informational purposes only. Neither the authors nor the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry guarantee its accuracy nor are they liable for any damages resulting from following this information.
Some general information has been adapted from the brochure "Practical hints for your stay in Germany" issued by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, The City of Göttingen's website, the University of Göttingen's GöGuide and The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).