Are there guided tours of the institute for the public?
Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven
Guided tours of the institute are offered at the headquarters in Bremerhaven.
Your contact person is Karin Hiller, phone ++49 (0)471/4831-2138, e-mail: Karin.Hiller(at)awi.de (office-hours: Tuesdays 1500 - 1700, Thursdays 1000 - 1200).
Please make your booking at least six weeks in advance. We apologize for any inconvenience should we not always be able to accommodate your tour requests.
Biological Institute Helgoland
The Biological Institute Helgoland offers guided tours through the ecological laboratory (lobster rearing project) during the season (April - October).
As of July 2011 the Scientific Diving Centre at the Biological Institute Helgoland offers guided tours. Team members give an insight into the scientific work and operation of the Diving Centre. Meeting point for the guided tours is in front of the Diving Centre at the „Binnenhafen“.
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Please find information on the Scientific Diving Centre here.
We do not offer guided tours in Potsdam.
The institute participates regularly in the annual "Science Night Berlin/Potsdam", which is the top event in this area for people interested in the world of science. Next scheduled date is 13 June 2015.
In exceptional cases school classes and other interested groups may visit the institute, provided that staff is available and it will not affect the daily research routine. Please send your enquiry to Dr Bernhard Diekmann (e-mail: Bernhard.Diekmann(at)awi.de).
The "Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt" - our co-operation partner - offers guided tours through the Alfred Wegener Institute in List on the island of Sylt, specifically in German language.
Upon special request you can book a guided tour in English; please contact the Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten.