Welcome to the DESY Campus!

Welcome Services is the central contact point for all German and foreign visitors, be it a guest scientist, a participant for a conference or a summer student. The following pages should help you to get prepared for a stay in Hamburg. The assistance comprises information on foreign law, reservation of guestrooms, house hunting, language courses and cultural events. Our aim is to simplify the lives of our scientists and their families and to enable them to do first steps in Germany independently.

The services are divided into 3 divisions:

The International Office provides support in regard to all necessary administrative processes, which involve a stay in Germany and simplifies the access to scientific life.
In addition to that the International Office is a centre of information: DESY people and guests from other institutes may obtain information just about anything and everything.


Through the Hostel office you can book accommodation in various guesthouses directly on the DESY premises- subject to availability.


The Housing office assists DESY campus scientists in finding suitable external accommodation.