The Department of German Philology comprises the three core areas of German Studies - German Linguistics, Older German Language and Literature and Modern German Literary Studies - as well as the areas of Didactics of German Language and Literature and the Department of German as a Foreign Language and the Department of German Proofreading. The Koeppen Archive and the Pomeranian Dictionary research focus give the Institute a special regional character.

Department of German Philology

Rubenowstraße 3
17489 Greifswald

Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Konstanze Marx

Deputy Director
Prof. Dr. Monika Unzeitig

Stefanie Lange
Room 2.12
Tel.: +49 3834 420 3404
Fax: +49 3834 420 3423

Accessibility of secretariats and closure of buildings

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Please take note of the following important information:

  •     The buildings of the Institute of German Philology will probably remain closed to the public until April 19.
  •     The secretariats are also closed.
  •     Announced consultation hours and events will be cancelled.
  •     Please use e-mail communication only to contact the secretaries and your lecturers.

Further Information

Campus traffic restrictions

FAQ about the Corona virus (Covid-19)

Course timetable

All important semester information and courses (lectures, seminars, exercises, etc.) are listed in the Annotated Course Timetable.

Enrolment in courses is via the self-service portal.


A semester at a foreign university offers not only the opportunity to get to know a new culture intensively, but also to reflect on one's own culture. The offers of the department such as ERASMUS+, G.I.G.S. or the programs of medieval studies can be found in the menu item "Institute" under "International".