A Few Words on the History of the Max Planck House

In the 1960s, Prof. G. Melchers urged that a Guest House for guests and employees of the Institute (at that time the Institute of Biology) should be built. Thus arose, on Waldhäuser Hill, the Max Planck House as a service for the Max Planck campus in Tübingen, which opened its doors on 1 April 1962. An extensive renovation took place in the 1980s, and modernization was carried out regularly. The existing building was demolished in 2022 in order to make space for the new building.

The Team

The MPH is managed and run by a smoothly operating and well-coordinated team.
We train housekeepers and provide regular advanced training for our employees.


years of experience


meals each day

Our Team

[Translate to English:] Sonja Krainhöfner - Betriebsleitung

Sonja Krainhöfner

General Management

With vigor, heart, humor, and diplomacy she keeps the reins firmly in grip, her focus on the people, and the business running.

[Translate to English:] Roland Nehk Hauswart

Roland Nehk

House Maintenance

No one knows the house and its garden better. Wherever there is a problem, our facility manager is on the spot with advice and a practical solution.

[Translate to English:] Remegius Büdding - Chefkock

Remigius Büdding

Kitchen Management/Stollsteimer GmbH

Competent and dependable: with his kitchen team he makes possible (almost) any culinary wish.


Hilke Luhmann

Management, Training/Housekeeping

Our Housekeeping Manager gets the trainees moving briskly and conscientiously, and takes care of the house and its events.

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Alexander Ananyev

Christelle Rakotomalala
Stollsteimer GmbH

Victor Coconea
Hauswirtschaft / Housekeeping

Jessica Regalado-Sanchez
Hauswirtschaft/House Keeping


Anna-Lena Mayer

Larissa Schneider

Samira Mezoughi
Stollsteimer GmbH

Markus Schneller
Bibliothek / Library

Haimanot Teferi

Olaf Voß
Stollsteimer GmbH

Elia Andriafenosoa

Rose Andriatiavina

Diamondra Rafanomenzantsoa

Annie Ramiarantsoa

What our guests have said

  • Our heartfelt thanks for the outstanding organization and the smooth running of the symposium. All of the participants with whom I have spoken were very impressed.


    Andrei Lupas
    Managing Director MPI for Development Biology

  • It was a great pleasure to work with you. Everything went perfectly. The food was wonderful, and there was plenty of it! Your colleagues took great care of us and helped us to bring an interesting scientific program to a convivial finale.


    Birgit Sutter-Erbe
    President of the Inner Wheel Club