Potsdam and Berlin
Accommodations in Potsdam
Potsdam is a very attractive place to live, and the demand for flats and furnished rooms in the city is high. We therefore recommend that you find accommodations in a timely manner. If you would like us to assist you in finding accommodations, then please contact us as early as possible.
Upon renting a flat or a room, you must leave a deposit with your landlord. This deposit can be as high as two to three months’ rent (without utilities). If you rent a flat through a broker, then in some cases you will also have to pay a commission.
Please also see this glossary on finding accommodations and a list of abbreviations used in advertisements for flats.
International Meeting Center for the Sciences in Potsdam (IBZ)
Contact: Carolin Switala
This guest house offers 14 flats of various sizes (one, two,
and three rooms). It is centrally located and quiet.
Contact: Gaby Luedtke
Contact: Frau Susann Purschke
Guesthouse German Institute of Human Nutrition
Contact: Silvia Pester
Student Residences in Potsdam
Staying at one of the Student Service’s student residences in Potsdam is only possible for students who are enrolled in an institute of higher learning in Potsdam. The application for a room should be sent to the Student Service (Studentenwerk) as early as possible.
In order to rent a room in a student residence, you need to provide the following documents:
- proof of matriculation (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung)
- proof of adequate financial resources
- money for deposit
Student Service Potsdam (Studentenwerk)
Babelsberger Str. 2
Contact: Gundel Kühnel
Tuesday: 9-12 / 13-18h
Thursday: 9-12 / 13-16h
Hotels, Pensions, Guest Rooms | If you are only planning a short stay, then please refer here for information on booking accommodations:
Brandenburger Straße 3
Please refer here to book online.
Apartments in Potsdam
Hostels and educational centers
Finding a Furnished Flat/Room | If you are staying for a longer period of time, then please refer here for information on, and help with, finding private furnished accommodations.
Kontakt: Frau Tarkhanov
Contact: Jens Spindler
The Flat Exchange of the Students’ Union
Finding an Unfurnished Flat | If you would like to rent a flat, please refer to the listings in the local newspapers:
Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung
Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten /Tagesspiegel
Please also refer to the following larger landlord groups to find a flat:
Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft 1903 Potsdam
Accommodations in Berlin
You can find a wide variety of furnished rooms and flats in all price categories in Berlin. Please take note that if you take accommodations in Berlin, then you need to register with the German authorities at the Citizens’ Service Office (Bürgeramt) of the respective district of Berlin in which you live and at the Foreigners’ Office (Ausländerbehörde) in the Wilmersdorf district of Berlin.
Here is only a small selection of possible accommodations in Berlin:
Schlachtensee Students’ Village
In the Students’ Village, students, doctoral students, and guests can rent rooms.
International Center for Academic Exchange
Wiesbadener Str. 18
Max Kade Haus
House of Nations
Iranische Strasse 6
Wohnheim Reichsstr. GmbH
Finding a Room in English
Here is a list of English-language websites to aid you with finding a room in Berlin:
Exberliner Flat Rentals
Berlin Home Company
The following links may also be helpful for finding accommodations in Potsdam or Berlin: