Max-Planck Institut für Ornithologie, Radolfzell

Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology

Radolfzell, Germany

On Lake Constance there is the only Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology. Its sake scientific research is well known in bench markets providing an extraordinary state of technology.

The One and Only — in Germany!

80 different Max-Planck-Institutes are found all over Germany, each one focused on different research areas. The only Institute for Ornithology is located on Lake Constance, an ideal location for cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art technology.

Independent learning is offered in the “Hennhaus” interactive media room. Walk-in visitors can learn about the worldwide research projects of the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology through films and slideshows.

Research Fun for Curious Minds

There’s more to discover outside too! Head out to the Bee Marie, a large bee pasture where nature lovers can investigate the exciting world of birds, insects and small animals.

Children and adolescents get to experience a different kind of holiday here too with special workshops. Curious kids get the chance to try their hand at research with Max-Planck-Institute scientists. There are also guided tours for children and adults, as well as many interesting lectures on bird research.

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Opening hours

Office: Information about the opening hours can be found here.

Hennhouse: Information about the opening hours can be found here.


Free admission to the “Hennhouse” interactive media room and Bee Marie (bee pasture). Guided tours and lectures offered on donation basis.

Additional information

Due to the current corona pandemic, we recommend that you enquire about current hygiene measures and dates here before your visit.

Guided tours and lectures

  • the guided tours and lectures as well as many films in the Hennhouse are offered in English
  • on request individually planned guided tours are possible
  • tours with special themes for adults (together with a scientist)
  • tours for children (individually adjusted to age and interests)
  • many lectures hold by scientists
  • suggested group size: up to 30 persons, ideal: 15-25 persons
  • guided tours and lectures offered on donation basis
Contact address

Max-Planck-Institut for Ornithologie
Schlossallee 1
78315 Radolfzell

Tel.: +49 7732 150145
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