If you have a lot of luggage, we recommend that you take a taxi from the airport, approximately a 30-minute ride. By public transport you can take the S-Bahn directly from the Airport to Othmarschen (40 min) and then change to Bus number 186 or 1 (10 min). Leave the bus at the station Windmühlenweg and then walk for about 4 min to reach the Europa-Kolleg.

Address: Hamburg Airport
22335 Hamburg

Arrival and Departure at the EKH

Your apartment will be available to you starting at 12.00 a.m. on the day of your arrival.
Unless otherwise agreed, the apartment should please be vacated by 8.00 a.m. on the morning of your departure. Before leaving please return your key to the Office.


Körner Bäckerei Beselerstraße 27
Distance: 600m

Junge Die Bäckerei
Osdorfer Weg 106
22607 Hamburg
Distance: 1000m

Edeka Volker Klein Konditorei
Julius-Brecht-Straße 6
22609 Hamburg
Open on Sundays


Commerzbank Hamburg-Osdorf
Julius-Brecht-Straße 4
22609 Hamburg
Distance: 900m

Hamburger Sparkasse -HASPA-
Osdorfer Landstraße 112
22609 Hamburg
Distance: 1000 m

Deutsche Bank Investment & Finanz Center
Waitzstraße 8
22607 Hamburg
Distance: 1,6 km


Bicycles can be either parked outside between our two buildings or in the basement bicycles room.


Lutheran-Protestant church
Bei der Flottbeker Kirche 2
22607 Hamburg
Distance: 600m

Roman Catholic church
Ebertallee 11A
22607 Hamburg
Distance: 1400 m

Fazle-Omar mosque Hamburg
Wieckstraße 24
22527 Hamburg
Distance: 8.5 km


UCI KINOWELT Othmarschen Park
Baurstraße 2
22605 Hamburg
Distance: 3.6 km

Elbe-Kino Osdorfer
Landstraße 198
22549 Hamburg
Distance 1.6 km


Our staff will clean your apartment once a month. Please take out your own garbage to the dustbins/garbage cans on the left of the building.


You can find a list of all the consulates in Hamburg in the attached document.



Deutsche Telekom directory assistance:

  • Numbers in Germany: 11 88 33
  • International numbers: 11 88 3

Attention: Directory assistance is expensive!

Electricity & Water

Electricity and Water are paid bimonthly depending on your consumption.

Emergency Key Service

If you lose a key or lock yourself out, please always try to contact the Europa-Kolleg management or our caretaker first.

Attention: The emergency key service is very expensive! Please consider whether there is any other way of getting into your apartment.


Emergency numbers:

Firefighters and doctors Tel: 112
Police Tel:110


Fire extinguishers are located on every floor.


Mrs. Sporty Hamburg-Flottbek
Osdorfer Landstraße 2
22607 Hamburg
Distance: 800m

German language courses

The University of Hamburg offers wide range of German courses throughout the year.

University of Hamburg
German as a Second Language – Institute for German Language & Literature
Von-Melle-Park 6 (Philosophenturm Uni Plan Geb. No. 64)
5th floor; Room 554
Phone 42838-3891


Lidl Osdorfer
Landstraße 8 22607
Distance: 900 m
Open Mon-Sat from 9.00 -21.00

Osdorfer Landstraße 131
22609 Hamburg
Distance 1000m (inside the Elbe shopping center)
Open Mon-Sat from 9.00-20.00


Friseur Klinck
Osdorfer Landstraße 131
22609 Hamburg
Distance: 800m (inside the Elbe shopping center)

On the website you can find various information about the city, theater, exhibitions, sport and events.


Bank holidays in Hamburg (Europa-Kolleg office, businesses, banks and government offices are closed):

New Year’s Day January 1st
Good Friday Friday before Easter
Easter Monday Monday after Easter
Labor Day 1st of May
Ascension Day 6th Thursday after Easter
Whit Monday 49 days after Easter
German Reunification Day October 3rd
Christmas 24., 25. and 26. December

International schools/kindergartens

You can find a list of international schools and kindergartens here.


Every apartment has a cable connection for high speed Internet, which is already included in the monthly rent.


Ev.-Luth. Kindergarden Windmühlenweg
Windmühlenweg 19
22607 Hamburg
Tel: 040 824672
Distance: 100m

Kindergarten Rund und Bunt e.V.
Heinrich-Plett-Straße 1b
22609 Hamburg
Tel.: 040 – 80 14 62
Distance: 300 m


State and University Library of Hamburg (StaBi)
Von-Melle-Park 3 (Uni-Plan Building #61)
20146 Hamburg

Library information:
Tel. 42838-2233, Fax 42838-3352

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 9.00 a.m.–9.00 p.m. (in August until 7.30 p.m.)
Saturday 10.00 a.m.–01.00 p.m.

To borrow books from the StaBi, you have to apply for a library card. The application is available from the library’s visitor’s office. The StaBi asks you to bring a current ID or passport. Books can be borrowed for up to a month.


Central Library of the Hamburg Public Library System
Hühnerposten 1
20097 Hamburg

Library information:
Tel. 426 06-215

Opening hours:
Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Tuesday–Friday 11.00 a.m.–7.00 p.m.
Saturday 10.00 a.m.–1.00 p.m.


Central Law Library of Hamburg University
Rothenbaumchaussee 33
20148 Hamburg

Library information:
Tel. 428 38-7171

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 7.00 a.m.–midnight
Saturday 8.00 a.m.–midnight
Sunday 10.00 a.m.–midnight


The mailboxes are on the right hand side of the entrance. This is where your mail will be delivered.
In case a parcel is sent to you, it will be delivered to you in person. If you are absent the parcel will be sent to the post office or shop run by the delivery company and you will receive a notification through regular mail. The notification gives information on where your parcel has been sent and until when you may collect it.

Office Hours

General office hours are from 9 am – 4 pm.


The Europa-Kolleg offers a limited amount of private parking spaces but plenty of parking spaces are as well available right in front of the Kolleg on the public street.


Apotheke an der Osdorfer Landstraße
Osdorfer Landstraße 112
22549 Hamburg
Distance: 900m


Heinrich-Plett-Straße 1a
22609 Hamburg
Distance: 400m

Public transport

All S-Bahns, U-Bahns and buses in Hamburg are operated by the Hamburger Verkehrs-Verbund (HVV).

  • Nearest S-Bahn station: Hamburg Othmarschen (S11)
  • Nearest bus stop: Windmühlenweg

A map of the public transport in Hamburg can be find here.
You can check public transport times


Resident’s Registration Office:

Bezirksamt Altona
Platz der Republik 1
22765 Hamburg

Residentes Permit

Foreigners Registration Office:

Kundenzentrum Altona
Platz der Republik 1
22765 Hamburg
Tel: 040-42811-3120


Right next door to the Europa-Kolleg you can find a primary school for your children.

Grundschule Windmühlenweg
Windmühlenweg 17
22607 Hamburg

International School of Hamburg
Henningstedter Weg 130
22609 Hamburg

Shopping Center

Hamburg offers a vast amount of shopping centers and high streets. Just a few minutes walking from the Europa-Kolleg you can find the “ Elbe shoppingcenter”. In this mall you can find almost anything you might want to buy.

Elbe Einkaufszentrum
Julius- Brecht-Str. 6
22609 Hamburg

Smoke Detectors

All apartments are equipped with smoke detectors. The smoke detectors can save lives since it signals a fire at an early stage before the smoke concentration gets dangerous. It should not be deinstalled! The battery change should be carried out by the caretaker.


Please note that the buildings of the Europa-Kolleg are non-smoking facilities.


Information on sports offered by Hamburg’s sports clubs, and on athletics clubs in the vicinity, are available from

Hamburger Sportbund
Haus des Sports
Schäferkampsallee 1 (U2/U3 Schlump)
20357 Hamburg
Tel. 419 08-111, Fax 419 08-274


On the website you can find 26 baths in Hamburg.


Hansa Funktaxi Tel. 211 211
Das Taxi Tel. 22 11 22
Funktaxi Hamburg Tel. 66 11 66
Taxi Hamburg Tel. 66 66 66


Every apartment has a cable TV connection, which is included in the monthly rent. In addition, every apartment has to pay monthly €17,98 as a governmental broadcasting fee for the ability to watch public channels.



CCH Kasse Dammtorbahnhof
Dag Hammerskjöldplatz
Tel. 41 30 99 94

Tourism Office

Hamburg’s Office of Tourism provides information on all sorts of events and recreational activities in Hamburg.
Hamburg Hotline: 300 51 300.


Short term visitors do not have to be registered. Stays longer than 10 days have to be announced to the management and a guest bed can be provided.

Welcome Center Hamburg

The Hamburg Welcome Center provides a service whereby scientists and self-employed individuals can directly manage the legal aspects of immigration.

It is located right in the city center, next to the town hall.
Alter Wall 11
20457 Hamburg