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 takes about an hour and a half. After a short introduction into our research topics we visit three laboratories where the scientists present and explain their work.

Our Science Exhibitions

We provide insights into our research and the resulting findings in various exhibitions. We look forward to your visit and wish you enlightening experiences.

Our Science Exhibitions

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 summer vacations. Use this opportunity to visit us.

The next Dresden Science Night is scheduled to take place on June 30, 2023.

School meets Science

For students, we offer individual guided tours of the institute, taking into account the relevant content of the relevant curriculum. The tours are suitable for supplementing physics and chemistry lessons, especially from grade 10 on, especially on the topics of magnetism, superconductivity, transmission electron microscopy, new modifications of carbon, chemical analysis of solids and chemical elements. The program takes about an hour and a half. We also offer an exciting, age -appropriate program for elementary schools for about an hour and a half.


Kleine Keime der Wissenschaft

With this project, we address elementary school classes. A group of scientists comes directly into the classroom with various experiments. The children will be little researchers themselves: They learn how to HANDLE experiments, understand and thus learn scientific correlations in a playful way. This offer is aimed particularly at grades 2 to 4. It would like to contribute to gender-equitable development of young talent in the STEM disciplines. Unfortunately, the dates for school year 2022/23 are already booked up.

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.

We take part at Girls'Day

On 25 April 2024 is Girls' Day again. The main purpose of Girls' Day is to give girls an understanding of professions that are still dominated by men. Registration for our program "Frauenpower für die Forschung" is required on the official Girls'Day website.


Communication and Media

Patricia Bäuchler
Phone: +49 (0) 351 4659 249
E-Mail: p.baeuchler(at)

Dr. Carola Langer
Phone:  +49 (0) 351 4659 234
E-mail: c.langer(at)