Visitors Center Garching

Guided tours at IPP

Visitors are cordially invited to a virtual visit to IPP, as long as the infection control makes personal visits and guided tours impossible.  Until then, IPP is closed to visitors.

Come to a virtual visit!

For the protection of visitors and staff, IPP in Garching or Greifswald does not offer guided tours until further notice. Instead, we invite you to take a virtual panorama tour of the two IPP fusion devices

Using a computer mouse, you can look around in the plasma vessel, zoom in on individual screws or start short videos in which IPP scientists explain the experimental devices.

To explore the devices through virtual reality glasses please follow these links:




Guided tours (currently not available)

Visitors by appointment are most welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching and Greifswald. Tours are available from Monday to Friday to both groups and individuals, who are then assigned to a group.

Tours last approximately two hours and are free of charge. Please book your visit in good time by phone or in writing.

IPP Garching (near Munich)

Tours of the institute in Garching start with an introduction to the principles of fusion research. Then the ASDEX Upgrade fusion device, the pulse generators for powering the device as well as an exhibition on fusion research in the visitor centre can be visited.

Please book your visit with:

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
Ms I. Kaufmann
Boltzmannstraße 2
D-85748 Garching

Phone: +49 89 3299-2233
E Mail:

IPP Greifswald

At IPP Branch Institute Greifswald you will get an introduction to fusion, plasma, tokamaks and stellarators and the large Wendelstein 7-X fusion device is shown.

Please note that we do not offer guided tours on the following days: 22 May 2020, 24 December 2020 to 4 January 2021.

Please book your visit with:

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
Teilinstitut Greifswald
Ms A. Lorenz
Wendelsteinstraße 1
D-17491 Greifswald

Phone: +49 3834 88-2614
E Mail:

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