Current information

The 3-G rule does not affect our Mensas and Cafeterias, as they are considered non-public facilities. Our current Covid-19 protection measures will therefore remain in place as before: facial protection, recording of contacts, distance rules, and payment by Mensa card only (no payment by cash). Read more on the measures further down on this page.

As of 4 October, all facilities will be open again for on-site consumption and for the sale of take-out food and beverages.

Due to the current situation, occasional closures may occur. You can find more information about the latest opening hours and possible changes on the pages of each facility:

What should you keep in mind when you want to visit our Mensas/Cafeterias? We have once again compiled the rules of conduct here.

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  • Please pay only with your Mensacard/Student card - as NO cash payments are  possible! Please make sure in advance that you have enough credit on your card. TIPP: Use AutoLoad!
  • If you have symptoms of a cold, please do not go to the Mensa/Cafeteria.
  • Please make sure to wash or disinfect your hands at the entrance before visiting the Mensa/Cafeteria.
  • Please follow the cough and sneeze etiquette.
  • Please keep a distance of 1.5 meters to unknown third parties at all times - both in the serving area and in the dining hall. There are markings on the floor for your orientation.
  • In the self-checkout counters, please only touch what you actually intend to take.
  • Make sure to wear a medical mouth-nose cover or an FFP2 respirator mask or comparable respiratory protection (all without an exhalation filter) during your entire stay in our Mensas and Cafeterias.
  • Please keep in mind that we can only admit a limited number of people to our facilities at any given time. This may result in longer waiting times.
  • Please note that eating on site, both outdoors and/or indoors is permitted only to a limited extent or not at all, in accordance with the current Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance. If the possibility of eating on site exists according to the current infection situation, please only use the available and designated seats and do not change the seating arrangement.
  • If contact tracing is mandatory, you can leave your contact details in an analogue form or use the digital system via the Corona warning app. You will be informed about the procedure on site.
  • Please also mind, that we cannot hand out food in containers brought along by our guests due to reasons of infection control.
  • Stay in the Mensa/Cafeteria only as long as necessary.

We kindly ask for your understanding for our currently limited offer of dishes. Every day we offer a variety of dishes, including, a vegan or vegetarian dish; additionally we offer fresh salads (prepared in bowls) as well as desserts, smoothies and a small selection of cakes. For information on the respective offers and opening hours of the individual Mensas and Cafeterias, please consult the website of the respective institution.

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  • The warm self-checkout counters have been converted to a service concept or remain closed.
  • If smoothies, desserts and cakes are offered for self-checkout, the rule is: First make your choice only then take it out!
  • Unpacked rolls will be offered packaged again for the time being.
  • There are no play corners available for the children.

Please be aware that you can only pay with your (MENSA-)CARD (student card etc.) in all Mensas/Cafeterias - cash payment is currently NOT possible! Exceptions will not be made. Please make sure that you have enough credit on your card and if necessary recharge your credit in advance at the loading terminals! We recommend using AutoLoad. The latest information on Mensa Card service can be found at the website of Studenten Service Zentrum (SSZ).

The operation of the Mensas and Cafeterias is subject to strict hygienic regulations, not only during Corona times. We do our very best at the moment to ensure that the hygienic standards exceed the normal level.


The already known hygiene measures and safety regulations still apply in our facilities. We would like to ask you to act in solidarity and follow these rules in order to protect yourself, other guests and our employees. Otherwise, we are facing closures of our facilities.

  • Please expect for your visit to take a little more time than usually, as we only allow a certain number of guests to enter the facility at once and the waiting time may be longer due to the distance rules.  
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  • Please use only the designated seats and leave all tables and chairs in their places!
  • Please only stay in the Mensa/Cafeteria as long as necessary for eating - and please avoid working in our facilities.
  • Groups of dining room users who know each other will be allowed again to sit closer together while eating. A distance of 1.50 meters must only be maintained from unknown third parties.
  • For Mensas with an open outdoor area: Please make sure that the necessary distance of 1.5 meters from unknown third parties is kept here as well.
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  • Before our facilities were reopened, the entire staff has again been trained in hygiene and instructed on the measures addressing the current situation.
  • Tables and seats as well as surfaces exposed to frequent contact are regularly disinfected.
  • Our staff keep their distance, wear a medical mouth-nose cover, an FFP2 respirator mask or comparable respiratory protection, all without an exhalation filter, and disinfect their hands at regular intervals.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in our Mensas and Cafetarias!