Since 1976 the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (PBH) serves as the main meeting point of the German Physical Society (DPG). It offers a secluded setting for research conferences, seminars, and workshops, and has proved to be especially stimulating for fruitful discussions. The main highlights of the PBH programme are international schools about advanced topics of modern physics. Usually there are 2 or 3 schools annually with 10 to 15 lecturers collecting up to 70 students and young researchers from all European countries and beyond. To live and work in a single building is an essential concept of the Physikzentrum in bringing experienced researchers and young students together.

The stately mansion housing Physikzentrum is surrounded by a park at the foot of the Siebengebirge ("The Seven Hills") on the right bank of the Rhine river near Bonn. Numerous spa facilities near the center lend the green character to the town. In the immediate neighbourhood an extensive net of hiking-paths in Germany's oldest nature preserve invites pleasant short or long walks.


Excellent public transport offers convenient access to nearby cities of Bonn (15 km) and Cologne (40 km) with many cultural and scientific attractions. Due to its central location Bad Honnef is easy to reach from all European countries.

A new lecture hall seating up to 100 participants with a modern double rear projection (140 inch screen size), interactive electronic board (70 inch size), and full video conferencing equipment was opened in June 2003. Furthermore the house offers two lecture halls (for 75 and 30 persons) and various conference and seminar rooms. Technical equipment includes data-, overhead-, and video-projection, poster- and blackboards, internet- and email-access. Up to 75 participants can be accomodated within PBH's wards with extended accomodation in the vicinity. About 90 attendees can be served in the house. A comfortable club room invites discussions and extended talks throughout the night.

Front View of PBH

New Lecture Hall at PBH

Garden Party in PBH's Park