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
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
Junge Die Bäckerei
Osdorfer Weg 106
Edeka Volker Klein Konditorei
Open on Sundays
Hamburger Sparkasse -HASPA-
Osdorfer Landstraße 112
Distance: 1000 m
Deutsche Bank Investment & Finanz Center
Distance: 1,6 km
Bicycles can be either parked outside between our two buildings or in the basement bicycles room.
Bei der Flottbeker Kirche 2
Roman Catholic church
Distance: 1400 m
Fazle-Omar mosque Hamburg
Distance: 8.5 km
UCI KINOWELT Othmarschen Park
Distance: 3.6 km
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.
|Firefighters and doctors||Tel: 112|
Fire extinguishers are located on every floor.
Mrs. Sporty Hamburg-Flottbek
Osdorfer Landstraße 2
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
Landstraße 8 22607
Distance: 900 m
Open Mon-Sat from 9.00 -21.00
Osdorfer Landstraße 131
Distance 1000m (inside the Elbe shopping center)
Open Mon-Sat from 9.00-20.00
Osdorfer Landstraße 131
Distance: 800m (inside the Elbe shopping center)
On the website www.Hamburg.de 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|
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
Tel: 040 824672
Kindergarten Rund und Bunt e.V.
Tel.: 040 – 80 14 62
Distance: 300 m
State and University Library of Hamburg (StaBi)
Von-Melle-Park 3 (Uni-Plan Building #61)
Tel. 42838-2233, Fax 42838-3352
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
Tel. 426 06-215
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
Tel. 428 38-7171
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.
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
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 www.geofox.de.
Resident’s Registration Office:
Platz der Republik 1
Foreigners Registration Office:
Platz der Republik 1
Right next door to the Europa-Kolleg you can find a primary school for your children.
International School of Hamburg
Henningstedter Weg 130
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.
Julius- Brecht-Str. 6
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
Haus des Sports
Schäferkampsallee 1 (U2/U3 Schlump)
Tel. 419 08-111, Fax 419 08-274
On the website www.baederland.de 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
Tel. 41 30 99 94
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