Your Position:

Can I eat at the canteens as a guest?

Yes, there are three options for guests:

1. Cash payment at the checkouts

You can eat in every canteen for marked guest prices and pay in cash at the checkouts.

2. Purchase of meals vouchers at the service points

You can also purchase guest meal vouchers in small quantities (max. 20 per day) at any service point/service office of the large refectories (Alte Mensa, Mensa Matrix, Zeltschlösschen, Mensologie and Mensa Siedepunkt in Dresden as well as Mensa Kraatschn in Zittau and MiO in Görlitz). Payment is made immediately in cash and you will receive a receipt. A return of unused vouchers is not possible.

3. Ordering meals vouchers for conference guests – billing trough centralized invoice receipt at TU Dresden or third parties

Meals vouchers can be ordered online via:

We will deposit the desired number (minimum order quantity ten pieces) of vouchers for you at the service point/service office of the named canteen. If you would like to eat with meal vouchers within the next 3 working days or buy less than 10 meal vouchers, this is only possible with cash payment at the service point. A return of purchased meal vouchers is explicitly not possible.

Are there any exceptions?

We do not issue meal vouchers for the canteen Mensa U-Boot, i.e. you can only pay here at the cash desk.

What do the vouchers cost and what do I get for them?

Prices of the meal vouchers:

  • Students: 6,50 €
  • Pupils: 8,00 € (incl. 7% VAT)
  • other guests: 11,00 € (incl. 19% VAT)

To purchase student meal vouchers, proof must be presented that the guest is a student or pupil. For the value of the voucher, guests can choose a meal from the canteen's daily menu, plus a drink.