Max Planck Institutes for Informatics and Software Systems

The MPI-INF and the MPI-SWS are located side by side on the campus of Saarland University in Saarbrücken. The surroundings are very green, as the campus is situated in an area of forest between Saarbrücken and Dudweiler.

Map of the area

Physical Address:
Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Saarland Informatics Campus
Building E1 4
66123 Saarbrücken


In addition, MPI-SWS has a site on the campus of RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau. The campus of RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau is located at the south edge of Kaiserslautern close to the forest.

Map of the area

Physical Address:
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Paul-Ehrlich-Strasse, Building G 26
D-67663 Kaiserslautern

Saarland University

Saarland University was founded in 1948 and currently has around 17,000 students in 6 different faculties:

For more information visit the University’s website.


The city of Saarbrücken is the capital of the federal state of Saarland, has about 176,000 inhabitants, and is located in the southwest of Germany on the border to France.

The city’s official homepage: www.saarbruecken.de


Saarland is one of Germany’s 16 federal states. This rather small state (about 1.0 million inhabitants on 2,570.16 square km) is situated between Lorraine (France), Luxembourg, and Rhineland-Palatinate. It’s landscape is shaped by forests and agriculture. Thirty years ago, Saarland was still a region of coal mines and steel mills, but today the main economic focus is on new technologies, commerce, and services.

General information on Saarland (in English)


RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau

TU Kaiserslautern was founded in 1970 as University Trier-Kaiserslautern. In 1975, the university became independent and changed its name to TU Kaiserslautern. In 2023, TU Kaiserslautern and the University in Landau merged into RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau. Today, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau has more that 20,000 students in 16 faculties:

More information can be found on the University’s webpage.


Kaiserslautern is a city in the southern part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is the fifth largest city in Rhineland-Palatinate, with around 102,236 inhabitants.

Kaiserslautern also has an official homepage in English.


Rhineland-Palatinate is one of the 16 German federal states. It is located in the southwestern part of Germany, surrounding the Saarland and neighboring the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, and Baden-Württemberg, as well as the countries Belgium, Luxembourg, and France. Rhineland-Palatinate has around 4.05 million inhabitants, living on an area of 19,854.21 square km. The landscape is shaped by forests and hills with many castles and palaces. The state is famous for the Palatinate winegrowing region.

General information on Rhineland-Palatinate (in English).