IFW, photo: Jürgen Lösel

Guided Labtours

You are interested in visiting our Institute? We are happy to arrange individually labtour programs according to your special interests. The maximum group size is ten participants. Usually guided labtours take about two hours. After a short introduction into our research topics we visit three or four laboratories where the scientists present and explain their work. These guided labtours are also suited for high school classes complementary to physics and chemistry lessons.

Science exhibition: How will we live in the future?

Until the end of October 2020, the exhibition "How will we live in the future?" can be visited on the plaza in front of the Kulturpalast Dresden. It provides insights into current research projects in the topics of life, climate and water, mobility, material, digitalisation  and cultural assets. The exhibition was coordinated by DRESDEN-concept and conceived for the public in cooperation with the 32 partner institutions. The IFW Dresden is involved in the thematic complex "material" with explanations of quantum materials and the additive manufacturing of medical stents.

We take part at the JUNIORDOCTOR Program

The JUNIORDOCTOR Program gives students in the 3rd to 12th grade an impression of research, engineering, politics and culture in Dresden. We also want to show students what there is to research and explore in our institute.

Dresden Science Night

The best way to look behind the scenes and to gain deeper insights into our research is to visit the IFW during the Dresden Science Night. It takes place every summer shortly before school holydays. Use this opportunity to visit us.


Public Relation, Media: Dr. Carola Langer (also for schools)
Phone:  +49 (0) 351 4659 234
E-mail: c.langer(at)ifw-dresden.de

Public Relation: Patricia Bäuchler (Juniordoktor, Girls'Day)
Phone: +49 (0) 351 4659 249
E-Mail: p.baeuchler(at)ifw-dresden.de

Knowledge and technology transfer: Dr. Uwe Siegel
Phone: +49 (0) 351 4659 424
E-mail: u.siegel(at)ifw-dresden.de