About the IBZ Mannheim

The University of Mannheim owns two Guesthouses with apartments for international scholars of the university. They are located across from the Mannheim Baroque Palace, the main building of the university.

The Guesthouse in Mannheim’s square L2 houses the International Meeting Center (IBZ) which includes a common area and a kitchen. The IBZ in L2 was established in 1982 with funding from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Ekkehard Foundation of the Land of Baden-Württemberg.

The Guesthouse in Mannheim’s square M2 was given to the University of Mannheim as a gift in 1994. A special feature about the IBZ Mannheim is its affiliation with the Welcome Center of the University of Mannheim. The Welcome Center is a EURAXESS Service Centre for international scholars and supports them and their families in all non-academic


32 apartments in both guest houses
Size of the apartments: 1-4 rooms,
20m²  – 56m²
Fully furnished apartments
Kitchen equipment
Laundrette (fee-based)
Special features: Garden, guesthouse handbook, extensive consultation by the Welcome Center
Internet in apartments and common room (free)
International meeting room (350m²) at the IBZ with fully equipped kitchen im Begegnungsteil / IBZ mit 350 m² und Küche
No pets allowed
No parking lots
Payment methods:Cash, bank transfer, credit card (Master Card and VISA)


Welcome Center
L2, 2-4
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 (0)621 181 3222
Fax: +49 (0)621 181 3226


Opening hours
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Anytime by arrangement