Since its establishment in 1976, the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef has been a central meeting point for physics in Germany. It is managed by the German Physical Society (DPG), which operates the Physikzentrum in partnership with the University of Bonn (Elly Hölterhoff Böcking Foundation) and with funding from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Physikzentrum is also the headquarter of the DPG e. V. with its office. The Physikzentrum is housed in the beautiful building of the Elly Hölterhoff Böcking Foundation, part of the University of Bonn, a castle-like building situated between the Rhine and the Siebengebirge mountains.
Two special event formats take place regularly at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef: The DPG teacher training courses and Bad Honnef Physics Schools serve the further education of teachers and students of physics.