Welcome Office

Welcome Office

Our service for guests and new employees

At the Welcome Office, we offer consultation and support on various issues. We strive to provide our international employees and guests with a good start at the HZG, both in Geesthacht and the rest of Germany.

We assist with formalities such as visa application, visa renewal, matters related to employment law, etc. We are also ready to help with everyday issues such as living and working in Germany and Geesthacht.

Anne Hartlich and Uwe Benn from the Welcome Office. Photo: HZG/Nicole Thiemann

Anne Hartlich and Uwe Benn from the Welcome Office. Photo: HZG/Nicole Thiemann

Our guest rooms and apartments enable a smooth start at HZG. The accommodations can be rented for a limited period. We will also be glad to help you find external accommodation as well as assist with moving and the procurement of furniture.

The Welcome Office is part of the HR department.

Contact partner


Housing matters, advice on all issues

Anne Hartlich

Welcome Office: building 27, room 329

Office Hours: Monday to thursday from 9 - 12 a.m.

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87 1680

E-mail contact

Guest services, visa formalities, residence permit, immigration office

Uwe Benn

Welcome Office: building 27, room 329

Office Hours: Wednesday from 10 - 12 a.m. / thursday from 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87 1419

E-mail contact