Contact and Directions


Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)

An der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam


Phone: +49 331 7499 0
Fax: +49 331 7499 209

Getting to the AIP

By bus and train

You can find the most convenient connection for you on the VBB website (Destination: Potsdam, Sternwarte).


Tickets can be purchased before boarding the bus and train stations (ATM) or directly on the bus. If you buy your ticket from the ticket machine, please make sure to use the ticket puncher to validate the ticket before entering the bus or the train.

Arriving by car

Potsdam is located southwest of Berlin. From Berlin you can reach us by car if you take the A 115 to the exit Potsdam-Babelsberg from the Nuthe-Expressway to the exit Friedrich-List-Straße. Follow the road "Alt Nowawes“ straight uphill until you see the entrance to the AIP on the right hand side. Please note that the entrance is located on the road "Allee nach Glienicke“ not the postal address "An der Sternwarte"!

By plane

Berlin has one airport: the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). From there, you can reach the AIP by public transport (see below) and also by taking a taxi or renting a car.

A taxi from the airport will cost around €65 and take about 45 minutes. Renting a car for two days costs approximately €160.


Map of the research campus (PDF).

Job announcements

Job offers - Page with all currently advertised jobs at AIP

Application portal - Contains job announcements for which applicants can apply online


Dr. Kristin Riebe


Last update: 19. April 2023