Head Office Munich
Contact and directions

Goethe-Institut, Head Office Munich
Photo: Goethe-Institut/Christian Ettl
The Goethe-Institut head office is based in Munich. The main entrance is located at Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 18. Car parks within walking distance can be found at Salvatorplatz 3 and Max-Joseph-Platz 4.

Parking for visitors with reduced mobility

There are a few parking spaces directly in front of the building.
You can also use the Siemens AG underground carpark (Jägerstraße 5). Please speak with your contact at the Goethe-Institut or, on arrival, with the reception staff at the entrance on Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 18. The carpark is connected with the Goethe-Institut underground. A stair lift located there can be operated with a EURO key, which can also be borrowed from the reception staff at Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 18.

Directions

From the airport

Please take the train S8 (towards “Weßling”). Get off at “Marienplatz”, then take the underground line U3 (towards “Moosach”) and get off at “Odeonsplatz”.

Additional route: Please take the train S1 (towards “München Ost”), get off at “Karlsplatz/Stachus”, then take the underground line U4 (direction “Arabellapark”) and get off at “Odeonsplatz”.

From central station

Please take the underground lines U5 (towards “Neuperlach Süd”) or U4 (towards “Arabellapark”), get off at “Odeonsplatz”.

Alternatively, if you would like to go by bus, please take the bus line 100 leaving from “Hauptbahnhof Nord” (towards “Ostbahnhof”) or the bus line 58 (towards “Hauptbahnhof Süd”), both leaving from the stop “Hauptbahnhof Nord”, and get off at “Oskar-von-Miller-Ring”.

From other directions

From Munich east station, please take the underground line U5 (towards “Laimer Platz”) and get off at “Odeonsplatz”.

MVV-Journey Planner

Barrier-free arrival by public transport

The MVV offers detailed information about barrier-free travel here:

MVV without barriers (mvg.de)

Locations of the lifts and escalators at the Odeonsplatz U-Bahn stop can be found here:

MVG zoom – Odeonsplatz (mvg-zoom.de)

Barrier-free air travel

If you are arriving by air, you can find information about the services at Munich Airport here:

Accessible Travel – Munich Airport (munich-airport.de)
 
Information for visitors with restricted mobility spending time in the building

Access to the building from the reception area on Oskar-von-Miller-Ring is via a turnstile. The reception staff will be happy to open an emergency exit for you so that you can enter the building. You can also use the staff entrance on the south side of the building (Jägerstraße). The entrance is 90 cm wide. Lowered kerbs are located in front and diagonally opposite of the entrance to the Siemens underground car park.
There is a designated accessible WC on the ground floor. Please also ask your contact person at the Goethe-Institut for more information.

Head Office Contacts


Prof. Dr. Carola Lentz
Phone: +49 89 15921-222

Assistant to the President:
Christina Steenken
Phone: +49 89 15921-220

Secretary General:
Johannes Ebert
Phone: +49 89 15921-224
info@goethe.de

Executive Director:
Rainer Pollack
Phone: +49 89 15921-379
info@goethe.de

Assistant to the Secretary General:
Conrad Doberauer
Phone: +49 89 15921- 609

Assistant to the Executive Director:
Dr. Birgit Mayer
Phone: +49 89 15921- 647

INTERNAL AUDIT

Head: Stephan Zellner
Phone: + 49 89 15921-766
stephan.zellner@goethe.de

Cooperation and Third-Party Funding

Head: Johanna M. Keller
Phone.: +49 89 15921 932
johanna.keller@goethe.de

Marketing and Sales Staff Division

Head: Birgit Weckerle
Phone: +49 89 15921-890
Weckerle@goethe.de

Communications Staff Division

Head/Press officer: Dr. Jessica Kraatz Magri
Phone: +49 89 15921-249
Jessica.KraatzMagri@goethe.de

Capital Office Berlin
Press officer: Viola Noll
Phone +49 30 25906-471
Noll@goethe.de

Strategy and Evaluation Staff Department

Head: Mani Pournaghi
Phone: +49 89 15921-882
mani.pournaghi@goethe.de

Overall Strategy
Dr. Irene Bark
Phone: +49 89 15921-798
Irene.Bark@goethe.de

Organizational Change and Development
Karen Langer
Phone: +49 89 15921-280
Karen.Langer@goethe.de

Strategic Steering and Organizational Planning Process
Susan Counsell
Phone: +49 89 15921-475
susan.cousell@goethe.de

Reporting
Caroline Abstein
Phone: +49 89 15921-453
Caroline.Abstein@goethe.de

Reporting
Daniela Gollob
Phone: +49 89 15921-451
Daniela.Gollob@goethe.de

Evaluation and Quality Management
Lena Peichl
Phone: +49 89 15921-828
Lena.Peichl@goethe.de

Risk- and Integrity Management, Safety and Security
Karlheinz Wiedemann
Phone: +49 89 15921 381
Karlheinz.Wiedemann@goethe.de
 

Information Department

Head: Dr. Jana Binder
Phone: +49 89 15921-171
Jana.Binder@goethe.de

Libraries Division
Head: Brigitte Döllgast
Phone: +49 89 15921-274
Brigitte.Doellgast@goethe.de

Internet Division
Head: Klaus Brehm
Phone: +49 89 15921-494
Brehm@goethe.de

Visitors' Service Division
Head: Katja Kessing
Phone: +49 30 25906-433
Katja.Kessing@goethe.de


Culture Department

Head: Dr. Wolf Iro
Phone: +49 89 15921-685
Wolf.Iro@goethe.de

Division Cultural Education and Discourse
Head: Thomas Lier
Phone: +49 89 15921-778
Thomas.Lier@goethe.de

Literature and Translation Promotion Division
Head: Claudia Amthor-Croft
Phone: +49 89 15921-287
Claudia.Amthor-Croft@goethe.de

Film, Television and Radio Division
Head: Marina May 
Phone: +49 89 15921-156
Marina.May@goethe.de

Theatre and Dance Division
Head: Julia Hanske
Phone: +49 89 15921-534
Julia.Hanske@goethe.de

Visual Arts Division
Head: Markus Wernhard
Phone: +49 89 15921-215
Markus.Wernhard@goethe.de

Music Division
Head: Jörg Süßenbach
Phone: +49 89 15921-506
Suessenbach@goethe.de
 

Language Department

Head: Dr. Christoph Veldhues
Phone: +49 89 15921-427
Christoph.Veldhues@goethe.de

Exam development and sales
Head: Johannes Gerbes
Phone: +49 89 15921-775
Johannes.Gerbes@goethe.de

Language course management
Head: Anke Kleinschmidt
Phone: +49 89 15921-779
Anke.Kleinschmidt@goethe.de

Division language and educational policy
Head: Nivin El Sioufy
Phone: +49 89 15921-469
Nivin.El-Sioufy@goethe.de

Division language courses and professional development for teachers
Head: Jan Sprenger
Phone: +49 89 15921-885
Jan.Sprenger@goethe.de
 

Human Resources Department

Head: Sabine Härtel
Phone: +49 89 15921-484
Sabine.Haertel@goethe.de

HR Strategy
Head: Tino Höfler
Phone: +49 89 15921-492
Tino.Hoefler@goethe.de

HR Management
Head: Stefan Hüsgen
Phone: +49 89 15921-299
Stefan.Huesgen@goethe.de

HR Service
Head: Michaela Haas
Phone: +49 89 15921-386
Michaela.Haas@goethe.de
 

Financial Department

Head: Rebecca Cordes
Phone: +49 89 15921-610
Rebecca.Cordes@goethe.de

Financial Controlling Division
Head: Bernward Brügge
Phone: +49 89 15921-366
Bruegge@goethe.de

Financial Accounting Division
Head: Ludwig Eglmeier 
Phone: +49 89 15921-135
Ludwig.Eglmeier@goethe.de

Budgetary Management
Head: Eva-Maria Stockburger
Tel.: +49 89 15921-821
Eva-Maria.Stockburger@goethe.de
 

Central Services Department

Head: Ulrich Lindner
Phone: +49 89 15921-302
Ulrich.Lindner@goethe.de

Information Technology Division
Head: Stefan Spitzenpfeil
Phone: +49 89 15921-441
Spitzenpfeil@goethe.de

Properties Division
Head: Stephanie Wymer
Tel.: +49 89 15921-303
Stephanie.Wymer@goethe.de

Internal Services, Purchasing and Logistics Division
Head: Marcel Ott
Phone: +49 89 15921-550
Ott@goethe.de

Travel and Tour Organization Division
Head: Angelika Doebbelin
Phone: +49 89 15921-230
Angelika.Doebbelin@goethe.de

Law Division
Head: Dr. Renate Vondenhoff-Mertens 
Tel.: +49 89 15921-519
Renate.Vondenhoff-Mertens@goethe.de

General Works Council (GBR)
Chair: Nikolaus Hamm
Phone: +49 761 38671-33
Nikolaus.Hamm@goethe.de

Works Council "Abroad and Head Office Munich"
Chair: Dorothee Seegerer
Phone: +49 89 15921-346
Betriebsrat.Seegerer@goethe.de

European Works Council (EBR)
Chair: Christine Beumler
Phone +49 30-25906-3
Beumler@goethe.de

Local Staff Commission
Office: Andrea Weber
Phone: +49 89 15921-465
OKKGeschaeftsstelle@goethe.de

Disabilities Officer
Dr. Doris Hennemann
Phone: +49 89 15921-753
sbv.hennemann@goethe.de

Equal Opportunities Officer
Susanne Niemann
Phone: +49 89 15921-239
Niemann@goethe.de

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