About the IBZ guest house (Ludwig-Leichhardt-House)

The International Center of Academic Exchange of Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg was built in 1999 within the framework of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation as such a guest house for international scientists. The guesthouse was named after the scientist and explorer Ludwig Leichhardt who was born in a village near Cottbus in 1813.

Fourteen completely furnished apartments of different sizes provide a temporary home for guest scholars and their families (tree one-room apartments, seven two-room apartments, two three-room apartments and two flats have four rooms). Almost all apartments have a small balcony. The garden with a playground for children invites to stay for a while. The house is centrally located, only a few minutes away from the university and the city centre.

Accessibility with public transport

The IBZ Cottbus has excellent connection, as well to the center as to the central railway station by tram line 4 or 2 and bus line 16.


14 apartments
Size of apartments: 1-4 rooms; 29 – 81m²
Fully furnished apartments
Bed linen & towels
Special features: Garden with playground, two clubrooms with kitchen, library
Free WiFi in apartments and common rooms
Parking lots
2 clubrooms with kitchen
No pets allowed
Payment methods: Bank transfer (preferred), direct debit


Contact person


BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
VB 3 C (Gebäudemanagement) / Stabsstelle International Relations Office
Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1
03046 Cottbus

Phone +49 (0) 355 69-3565 / 3415
Fax: +49 (0) 355 69-2468


Opening hours
Monday – Friday: from 8 a.m. on

During opening hours and on appointment