Finding a place to live in Dresden can be a time-consuming and difficult experience. Please fix the dates of your stay early. Which type of housing you select, depends on the duration of your stay.

Guesthouse of our institute

Our guesthouse is located on 2nd floor of the institute's building. Apartments are let for short stays of up to 2 months.
Our apartments 1 to 7 are fully furnished and equipped with a single bed, a TV set, a kitchenette with sink, cooker and fridge and a bathroom with shower.
Apartment 8 is a double room. It has a kitchen, combined living and bed room, and bathroom with shower. Apartment 9 has 2 separate rooms, a single and a double room and thus can be used as a shared apartment. It has a bathroom with bathtub and kitchenette but no cooker. Breakfast is served on working days at the institute’s cafeteria.
Reservations are subject to availability.

International guesthouse of TU Dresden

Visiting scientists and their families staying in Dresden for a short period of time can stay at the International Guest House of the "Studentenwerk Dresden", Hochschulstraße 50. The guesthouse is located between the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) and the campus of the TUD. Please find further information and the reservation form at the website of Studentenwerk..


An apartment is held to be rented by you as soon as both you and the landlord have signed the lease. Your signature legally binds you to the terms of the contract. In particular, the lease covers the monthly rent and utility, the period of notice to be given for terminating the lease, payment for necessary repairs, responsibility for redecoration costs when moving out, duration of the contract and the terms for rent increase.

Furthermore, the lease may include additional agreements (e.g. use of the garden, car parking facilities etc.).

The landlord should be informed well in advance of plans to cancel or extend the contract period.


Landlords will often ask for a deposit of up to 3 months’ rent. This is to cover damage the tenant may cause to property. The deposit will be repaid, together with interest rates, after deduction of the amount needed for repair or renovation on termination of the lease. The deposit should not be paid to the landlord directly but to a joint savings account.

Moving in and out

Before moving in to the new apartment, you should inspect the apartment together with the landlord to assess damages (scratches on the furniture, stains on the floor, wear and tear, etc.). All this should be put down in writing, signed by both parties and kept as part of the contract even if it appears to be a minor loss. Otherwise you may find yourself being charged for the repairs on moving out, assuming that the damage was caused by you.

When moving out the apartment is to be checked again together with the landlord for defects and damage. The tenancy agreement stipulates whether, and to what extent, redecoration work (Schönheitsreparaturen) has to be done by the tenant when moving out. If the flat is in a noticeably worse condition than at the start of the tenancy the landlord may retain the deposit paid by the tenant in part or in full.

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