Visitors Center Garching

Guided tours at IPP

Visitors by appointment are most welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching and Greifswald. Guided tours are available from Monday to Friday.
We offer group tours; individuals can join 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)

The visitor tours in Garching will be available again from August 2024.

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.

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
Ingrid Kaufmann
Boltzmannstraße 2
85748 Garching
Phone: +49 89 3299-2233
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IPP Greifswald

For the time being, you can only book guided tours by telephone between 9.00 am and 12.00 pm.


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.

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
Teilinstitut Greifswald
Antje Lorenz
Wendelsteinstraße 1
17491 Greifswald
Phone: +49 3834 88-2614
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