Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ)

IBZ Tower

The International Begegnungszentrum/IBZ, which opened on 1st November 1989, became the second Guest House of Kiel University. Its location is one of the most beautiful in Kiel, directly on the fjord and still within walking distance of the centre of the city. All apartments have an amazing view of the fjord, and just a stone’s throw away are cruise ships and huge Baltic Sea ferries.

The uppermost level of the IBZ, where the lounge, TV room, and library are located, offers a superb panoramic view of the fjord and the harbour.  The neighbouring “Seeburg” was the first student refectory building in Germany. The art museum and the university rowing centre are also nearby, and the University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein as well as the Helmholz Center for Marine Research (GEOMAR) are just a short walk away. The IBZ has good access to Kiel’s public transportation.

Equipment of the IBZ Kiel

Equipment Explanation

Number of apartments


Size of apartments

1-3 rooms, 20-56 m² 


all apartmenets are fully furnishedind

Kitchen equipment


Bedding linen / towels


Washing facility


Telephone direct line

socket exists

Internet in the apartments

available in all apartments for free

Internet in common rooms

available for free



Function rooms

conference room, seminar room, library

Pets allowed


Modes of payment

transfer (cash-payment available at bank)



Internationales Begegnungszentrum der Uni Kiel

Kiellinie 5
24105 Kiel

Contact person

Isolda Ritter


+49 (0) 431-880-3721


+49 (0) 431-880-1666

@ Isolda Ritter
Office hours

Monday         with appointment

Tuesday         9.00 a.m.  – 12.00 p.m.

Wednesday    with appointment

Thursday        with appointment

Friday            9.00 a.m.  – 12.00 p.m.

Check-In / Check-Out   

Mo-Fr. von 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., or with appointment

Gallery Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ)