International Guest House of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina


IBZ Georg Forster Haus


Welcome to Georg-Forster-Haus, the international guesthouse of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Our international guest house has comfortable accommodation for scholars and researchers from many countries who want to spend a period of research in Halle and is at the same time a place for intercultural and scientific exchange. These pages are meant to familiarize you with Georg-Forster-Haus and its rooms, and the events that are staged here.

Who was Georg Forster (1754-1794)?

Georg Forster ca 1785This scientist, circumnavigator, essayist, travel writer and democrat gathered experiences in many countries which made him one of Germany’s most eminent polymaths and writers in the period of late Enlightenment. More information on Georg Forster and his work is available from Georg-Forster-Gesellschaft.


There are no upcoming events at this time.


  • Closed for holidays 2022/2023

    September 19 – October 17  December 22 – January 5, 2023
    Arrivals and departures are not possible during these periods.

  • Corona Information

    Rules for the Guest House:

    Requirement for stay: 2G
    Requirement for arrival day: 2G+
    (Antigen-Test not older than 24 hours, PCR-Test not older than 48 hours)
    Approved Vaccines

    All documents have to be sent by e-mail before arrival.
    Quarantine is not possible in our guest house.


    Information on risk areas:
    Robert Koch Institute

    Information on entry, quarantine and tests:
    Corona Entry Regulations
    FAQ on entry and testing


Petra Lohse
Referentin                                    International Office            Head of IBZ management


Phone: +49 345 55 28350


Consultation hours daily from 8 am to 10 am and by arrangement.