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Formally independent non-governmental and non-profit association of German research institutes.

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Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

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Founded on 18 March 2011, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) is one of the 86 research institutes of the Max Planck Society.

Cologne

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Largest city of the German western state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the fourth-most populous city of Germany with 1.1 million inhabitants in the city proper and 3.6 million people in the urban region.

Largest city of the German western state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the fourth-most populous city of Germany with 1.1 million inhabitants in the city proper and 3.6 million people in the urban region.

Fresco with Dionysian scenes from a Roman villa of Cologne, Germany (site of the ancient city Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium), 3rd century CE, Romano-Germanic Museum
Cologne around 1411
Panorama of Cologne in 1530
Attack on Deutz by the Swedish army during the Thirty Years' War in 1632
Hängebrücke
The devastation of Cologne, 1945
Cologne, seen from ESA Sentinel-2
Cologne in 2013
Soviet letter's envelope in honor of the Internationale Philatelic Exhibition LUPOSTA in Cologne in 1983.
The 1930 flood in Cologne
Results of the 2020 city council election.
Köln Cathedral on the banks of Rhine
A plan published in 1800 shows the mediaeval city wall still intact, locating 16 gates (Nr. 36–51 in the legend), e.g. 47: Eigelsteintor, 43: Hahnentor, 39: Severinstor
Bridge in Cologne over the Rhine River.
Rhine River at Cologne, Germany.
Courtyard of the Kolumba museum in 2007, designed by Peter Zumthor
Tauzieher, a limestone sculpture by Nikolaus Friedrich, 1911
Water feature in Cologne, Germany, summer of 2017.
The Museum Ludwig houses one of the most important collections of modern art.
Roman excavation in Cologne: Dionysus Mosaic on display at Römisch-Germanisches Museum
North entrance to Koelnmesse, 2008
Modern office building at Rheinauhafen, EA Games Headquarters
Major roads through and around Cologne
Cologne Stadtbahn at Bensberg station
Train at Köln Hauptbahnhof
RheinEnergieStadion is the stadium of 1. Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln.
Cologne Cathedral
Great St. Martin Church
Basilica of St. Severin
Church of the Assumption
Trinity Church
Cologne City Hall
Gürzenich
Overstolzenhaus
Eigelsteintor
Hahnentor
Severinstor
Results of the 2022 state election in Cologne.
Results of the second round of the 2020 mayoral election

It hosts three Max Planck science institutes and is a major research hub for the aerospace industry, with the German Aerospace Center and the European Astronaut Centre headquarters.

Heidelberg

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City in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the river Neckar in south-west Germany.

City in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the river Neckar in south-west Germany.

The districts of Heidelberg
Heidelberg seen from Königstuhl
The Old Town
Heidelberg on the Neckar at night
Karlsplatz and Neckar with Old Bridge
Heidelberg Castle, here shown in a painting by Carl Blechen, was destroyed by the French during the war of succession of the Electorate of the Palatinate
View of castle from the Corn Market
The siege of Heidelberg 1622
Main street Heidelberg
Old Bridge Gate
Hotel zum Ritter St. Georg
Old Bridge, Konrad Linck, 1788
Memorial stone marking the site of the synagogue in the Lauerstrasse
Population growth
The marketplace, with Town Hall on the right
Heidelberg's old city centre from the castle above
Heidelberg Castle with the Old Bridge in foreground, 2010
View from the castle during winter, 2014
Historic map of Heidelberg Castle
Heidelberg Castle at night
Heidelberg Fortress
Monastery of St. Michael
View from the so-called "Philosophers' Walk"
(Philosophenweg) towards the Old Town, with Heidelberg Castle, Heiliggeist Church and the Old Bridge
From left: Jesuit Church, Providence Church and Church of the Holy Spirit in Heidelberg's Old Town on the Neckar River
The university library
Old university hall
Buildings of European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, including the new Advanced Training Centre
SRH Hochschule Heidelberg is one of the oldest and largest private universities in Germany
Print Media Academy
DB train Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Trams in Heidelberg
Behördenzentrum Heidelberg
The New city district of Heidelberg, Bahnstadt, is one of the biggest passive house settlements in the world
Heidelberg with the Old Bridge illuminated
Romantic view of Heidelberg Castle ruins by Karl Philipp Fohr, 1815, Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Friedrich Ebert first President of Germany from 1919 until his death in office in 1925
Frederick V; Elector Palatine, King of Bohemia
Actor Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg

Heidelberg is a scientific hub in Germany and home to several internationally renowned research facilities adjacent to its university, including the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and four Max Planck Institutes.

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Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology

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Located in Bremen, Germany.

Located in Bremen, Germany.

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It is one of 80 institutes in the Max Planck Society (Max Planck Gesellschaft).

Berlin

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Capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population.

Capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population.

Map of Berlin in 1688
Berlin Cathedral (left) and Berlin Palace (right), 1900
Berlin became the capital of the German Empire in 1871 and expanded rapidly in the following years.
Berlin in ruins after World War II (Potsdamer Platz, 1945)
The Berlin Wall (painted on the western side) was a barrier that divided the city from 1961 to 1989.
The fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989. On 3 October 1990, the German reunification process was formally finished.
The coat of arms proposed in the state contract
Satellite image of Berlin
The outskirts of Berlin are covered with woodlands and numerous lakes.
Aerial photo over central Berlin showing City West, Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz and the Tiergarten
Panorama of the Gendarmenmarkt, showing the Konzerthaus Berlin, flanked by the German Church (left) and French Church (right)
The Berlin Cathedral at Museum Island
Charlottenburg Palace
Hackesche Höfe
Breitscheidplatz with Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is the center of City West.
Berlin's population, 1880–2012
Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall), seat of the Senate and Mayor of Berlin
Berlin's 12 boroughs and their 96 neighborhoods
Berlin is a UNESCO "City of Design" and recognized for its creative industries and startup ecosystem.
Deutsche Bahn, the world's second-largest transport company, is headquartered in Berlin.
The European Film Academy (logo pictured) was founded in Berlin.
The new building of Axel Springer SE which is heardquarted in Berlin
Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the largest grade-separated railway station in Europe.
The Berlin U-Bahn (Metro) at Heidelberger Platz station
Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Flights departing from Berlin serve 163 destinations around the globe.
Airports in Berlin, including those that are no longer used (as of November 2020)
Typical cycle street in Prenzlauer Berg
Heizkraftwerk Mitte power plant
The Charité university hospital
Café customers in Berlin Mitte using Wi-Fi devices
The Humboldt University of Berlin is affiliated with 57 Nobel Prize winners.
The Free University is one of Germany's eleven "Universities of Excellence".
The WISTA Science and Technology Park in Adlershof is home to several innovative businesses and research institutes.
The Alte Nationalgalerie is part of the Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The alternative Holzmarkt, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
The Jewish Museum presents two millennia of German–Jewish history.
The reconstructed Ishtar Gate of Babylon at the Pergamon Museum
The Berlinale is the largest international spectator film festival.
The French Cathedral during the annual Festival of Lights
Hanukkah festival at the Brandenburg Gate
Sir Simon Rattle conducting the renowned Berlin Philharmonic
The Elephant Gate at the Berlin Zoo
The Victory Column in Tiergarten
The Olympiastadion hosted the 1936 Summer Olympics and the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final.
The Berlin Marathon is the world record course.
The Federal Chancellery building, seat of the Chancellor of Germany
The Reichstag, seat of the Bundestag
Schloss Bellevue, seat of the President of Germany
Prussian House of Lords, the seat of the Bundesrat of Germany
Headquarters of the Federal Intelligence Service

The city has a high density of internationally renowned research institutions, such as the Fraunhofer Society, the Leibniz Association, the Helmholtz Association, and the Max Planck Society, which are independent of, or only loosely connected to its universities.

Tübingen, Neckarfront

Tübingen

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Traditional university city in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Traditional university city in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Tübingen, Neckarfront
Shops lining the city square
View from the tower of Stiftskirche
Tübingen city hall
Neckar and Hölderlinturm
Stiftskirche
Tübingen street art near Blaue Brücke
Tübingen (lower right) on the Neckar, in southwest Germany
Tübingen University Main Building (Neue Aula)
Tübingen student

The town is also host to several research institutes including the Max Planck Institutes for Biological Cybernetics, Developmental Biology, Intelligent Systems, The Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the MPG (and formerly the Max Planck Institute for Biology), the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and many others.

Stuttgart

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Capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Stuttgart's first coat of arms (1286)
1634 Drawing of Stuttgart by Matthäus Merian
Drawing of Stuttgart, 1794
Map of Stuttgart, 1888
Map of Stuttgart area, 1888
View of Stuttgart from Alexanderstraße, 1895. The Rotebühlkaserne is visible to the left, and the Old Castle and Stiftskirche to the right.
The historic Stuttgart Marktplatz looking west, 1881
Stuttgart Rathaus on the Marktplatz, 1907. The building was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. What was left of the building was used to build the current City Hall.
Villa Berg, the summer residence of the royalty of Wurttemberg built from 1845 to 1853, in a colorized photograph from 1910
A colorized photo from 1911 of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft factory in Untertürkheim. Today, this building is the seat of Daimler AG.
Front and back of a 50-pfennig Notgeld from 1921 featuring the state capital, Stuttgart
Demonstration at the Stuttgart Marktplatz on German Hiking Day (Deutschen Wandertag), 1938
Map of the destruction of Stuttgart after the air raids
A war-damaged Neues Schloss at Schlossplatz prior to restoration, 1956
Stuttgart's Hauptbahnhof from the Königstraße, 1965
Stuttgart Region with centers
City center, winter
The Stiftskirche, seen from south-east (Kirchstraße)
The Alte Kanzlei on Schillerplatz square
Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden, around 1900
The Johanneskirche on the Feuersee, designed by Christian Friedrich von Leins
Killesbergpark with fountains and vineyards in the background
View from the Birkenkopf (partly a Schuttberg)
The State Opera House
The Protestant Stiftskirche (originally built in 1170, pictured around 1900) with the memorial on Schillerplatz square in foreground
The Cannstatter Volksfest in the district of 'Bad Cannstatt'
Entrance to the Old State Gallery
The Württemberg crown jewels on display in the State Museum of Württemberg (Old Castle)
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum
City Library
State Library of Wurttemberg
Central State Archive
Stuttgart Town Hall (Rathaus)
The 'Königsbau' on Schlossplatz, former home to the Stuttgart Stock Exchange
Kriegsberg vineyard in the city center
The new building of the State University of Music and Performing Arts, designed by James Stirling
Stuttgart Stadtbahn
Stuttgart S-Bahn
Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (main railway station)
Stuttgart Airport
Stuttgart rack railway
Port on Neckar River in Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart's home ground, the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Bad Cannstatt. In the background: the Stuttgart Spring Festival
View from the Killesbergpark
The Markthalle Stuttgart (Stuttgart Market Hall)
The {{convert|216|m|adj=on|abbr=off}} Fernsehturm Stuttgart (Stuttgart Television Tower) at night
Castle Rosenstein
Neues Schloss at night
The Hegel Museum, birthplace of Hegel
Stuttgart annual christmas Market
Old downtown area of Stuttgart
Romantic view on the downtown area seen from upper Lenzhalde
The Haus der Wirtschaft (House of Commerce)
Schlossplatz
The grave chapel atop the Württemberg
The mild climate and hilly landscape are perfect for viticulture, as the Romans discovered. Pictured are vineyards near Obertürkheim.
View of Stuttgart from atop the Birkenkopf
Neckar river flowing through Hedelfingen and Obertürkheim
Vineyards on the Neckar river in the Mühlhausen area of Stuttgart during the Autumn of 2006
Stuttgart Rathaus on the Marktplatz, 1907. The building was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. What was left of the building was used to build the current City Hall.
Results of the second round of the 2020 mayoral election.
Results of the 2019 city council election.

In addition to several universities and colleges (e.g. University of Stuttgart, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology and several Stuttgart Universities of Applied Sciences), the area is home to six Fraunhofer institutes, four institutes of collaborative industrial research at local universities, two Max-Planck institutes and a major establishment of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).

Max Planck Institute for Biology in Tübingen, Germany

Max Planck Institute for Biology

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Located in Tübingen, Germany, and has been re-established in January 2022.

Located in Tübingen, Germany, and has been re-established in January 2022.

Max Planck Institute for Biology in Tübingen, Germany

The Kaiser Wilhelm Society, the predecessor organization of the Max Planck Society, established various natural science research institutes in the Berlin district of Dahlem in the beginning of the 20th century.

MPI for Infection Biology on Campus Charité Mitte, Berlin

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

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MPI for Infection Biology on Campus Charité Mitte, Berlin

The Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (MPIIB) is a non-university research institute of the Max Planck Society located in the heart of Berlin in Berlin-Mitte.

Schloss Ringberg main building

Schloss Ringberg

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Located in the Bavarian Alps, 50 km south of Munich, on a foothill overlooking the Tegernsee.

Located in the Bavarian Alps, 50 km south of Munich, on a foothill overlooking the Tegernsee.

Schloss Ringberg main building
Schloss Ringberg aerial view

Not open to the general public, it is a property of the Max Planck Society and used for conferences.