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Canteens and cafeterias partially open

Here you will find details on opening hours, rules of conduct and important information on payment.


  • Zentralmensa,
  • Café Central and
  • Café Physik (CaPhy)
    are open under special hygiene conditions for students and staff of the Göttingen universities. All other canteens and cafeterias are closed until further notice.

On Monday, September 20, Café CaPhy (north campus) will reopen (monday - friday, 08:00 am - 06:00 p.m.), access is possible on terrace west. The coffee-corner in the Lunchbox will close.

We will inform you in good time about reopenings of further canteens and cafeterias.

Opening hours

  • Zentralmensa: Mon - Fri from 11.30 am - 2.30 pm
  • Café Central: Mon - Fri from 9.00 am - 2.30 pm
  • Café Physik: Mon - Fri from 8.00 am - 6.00 pm

Behaviour rules

  • If you are exhibiting any signs of cold- or flu-like symptoms, please do not enter the facilites of the Studentenwerk.
  • Wearing a medical mask (surgical mask or mask of the KN95/N95 or FFP2 standards) is compulsory in all buildings of the Studentenwerk. The mask may only be removed at the seat.
  • Always and everywhere keep a distance of at least 1.5 m.

payment guidelines

  • ONLY cashless payment with student, employee or guest card.
  • Please check your credit balance before visiting the canteen/cafeteria and upgrade it if necessary.
  • Charge up ONLY with EC card or credit card.
  • Locations of card chargers:
    • in the foyer of the Zentralmensa
    • in the hallway in front of the dining room west in the Zentralmensa
    • at cash desk 8 in the Zentralmensa
    • in front of and in the Café Central
    • in the Lunchbox

Tip: Use the AutoLoad procedure for automatic charge up. More information here or at the Infobox in the foyer of the Zentralmensa.


The gastronomic supply of the students of Göttingen is a focal point of the Studentenwerk. Our canteens and cafeterias are located at almost all university locations in the city. In total, they offer around 4,500 seats.

No wonder, then, that around 17,000 guests use this varied offer every day. They know that the selection is not only reasonably priced, but also healthy and varied.

Our canteens

The Studentenwerk Göttingen has four canteens. Every day, we serve up to 10,000 meals there. Both in the semester and in the lecture-free time, a large number of meals is available.

Our cafeterias

When you feel a little hungry, our ten cafés offer a varied menu: sandwiches, cakes and other small snacks can all be enjoyed there. We also have hot and cold drinks on offer.

Special offers

Here you will find information about our canteen tours and action weeks. 


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Platz der Göttinger Sieben 4
Entrance 4c, level 1
37073 Göttingen

Tel.: 0551 - 39 35 165

Opening Hours

Mon - Thur: 7.30 am - 3 pm
Fri: 7.30 am - 2 pm