Tickets for cultural events are available by calling the Hamburg Hotline at Phone +49 (40) 300 51 300. The nearest advance ticket sales booth is at Dammtor station.

If you have a lot of luggage, we recommend that you take a taxi to the airport, approximately a 30-minute ride. Airport-City buses operated by the company “Jasper” regularly leave from Hauptbahnhof and Altona train stations. The S-Bahn from Ohlsdorf takes one station to the Airport.
Schedule information, Phone +49 (40) 22 71 06 11 or see the Metro-Plan in the our guest information odr in the foyer.

Arrival/Departure information at Fuhlsbüttel airport, Phone +49 (40) 5075-2557/-2558 or on the airport website.

Our staff will clean your apartment once a week. Please take out your own garbage to the dustbins/garbage cans on the left of the building. Also see “Internationale Fibel“.

Your apartment will be available to you starting at 3.00 p.m. on the day of your arrival. Upon your arrival, please enter any personal information that the Gästehaus does not yet have in the registration form. Your Gästehaus A - Z Handbook will certainly answer many of your questions, but probably not all of them. Our office will be happy to help you with any further questions and suggestions.

Rothenbaumchaussee 29 (corner of Johnsallee)

Hamburger Sparkasse
Von-Melle-Park 5 (Uni-Plan Building #63)


Mary Poppins Agency
Hohenesch 82
22765 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 39 90 94 22

Studierendenwerk Hamburg - Tagesmütter/-väter

Hamburger Tagesmütter und -väter e. V.
Eilbeker Weg 71
22089 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 200 33 77

Nearest bakery; serves breakfast starting at 6.00 a. m.:
Dat Backhus
Rothenbaumchaussee 49
20148 Hamburg

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 6.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Saturday 7.00 a.m. – noon

Nearest bank for opening a current account:
Commerzbank Harvestehude
Mittelweg 41 b (at the corner of Bei St. Johannis)
20148 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 41 47 56-0

Opening hours:
Monday through Wednesday, Friday 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 – 6.00 p.m.


Hamburger Sparkasse (HASPA)
Grindelallee 53 (at the corner of Rentzelstraße)
20146 Hamburg


Your linens/bed sheets will be changed every two weeks by our cleaning staff.

You may shelter your own bicycle in the building’s bicycle cellar. Please inquire at the office.

Nearest bicycle rentals:
Von-Melle-Park 8 (near the university)
20146 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 413 39 559

Nearest bicycle store:
Gebraucht-Fahrräder Peters (Peters Used Bicycles)
Rolf Peters
Grindelallee 161
20146 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 410 28 48

Bike repair shop:
Schlüterstraße 11 (between Audimax and Philturm)
20146 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 41 46 82 77

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p. m.
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

You are billed in advance for your apartment monthley, payable within 10 days of receiving the bill. You will find the invoices in your mailbox at the beginning of the month.

Scattered throughout the campus you will find a number of bookstores specializing in philosophy and the arts, languages, economics, law, mathematics and the sciences. Please inquire at the office.

“Mensa im Philosophenturm”
Von-Melle-Park 6
Monday–Thursday 8.00 a. m. – 9.00 p.m.
Friday to 8.30 p.m.

“Mensa im Studierendenhaus”
Von-Melle-Park 2
Monday–Thursday 11.00 a. m. – 3.00 p.m.
Friday to 2.30 p.m.

“Mensa Campus”
Von-Melle-Park 5
Monday–Thursday 10.00 a. m. – 4.00 p.m.
Friday to 3.30 p.m.

The canteen/cafeteria offers seven different dishes that change daily, at prices between € 2.00 and € 4.50.


At Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel) Airport:

+49 (40) 5075-2301

+49 (40) 5075-2314

+49 (40) 5075-2302

+49 (40) 5075-2305

In/at the Hauptbahnhof (Central Train Station):

+49 (40) 34 16 51

HERTZ Kirchenallee 34/36
+49 (40) 280 12-01

+49 (40) 3038 0369


Commerzbank AG Harvestehude
Rothenbaumchaussee 29 (corner of Johnsallee)

Hamburger Sparkasse
Von-Melle-Park 5 (Uni Plan Geb. No. 63)


St. Nikolai Protestant Church
Harvestehuder Weg 118
20149 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 44 11 34-0

St. Elisabeth Catholic Church
Oberstraße 65
20144 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 45 41 48

The English Church of St. Thomas à Becket
Zeughausmarkt 22
20459 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 439 23 34

Synagogue of the Jewish Community of Hamburg
Hohe Weide 34
20253 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 492 29 04

Mosque of the Islamic Centre of Hamburg
Schöne Aussicht 36
22085 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 22 12 20 / 22 12 30

Schedules and addresses are listed each Thursday in Hamburg’s daily newspapers, as well as every day in the “Hamburger Morgenpost” newspaper’s Stadtplaner (city planner) section.

“Szene Hamburg”, containing restaurant recommendations and an extensive calendar of events, is published monthly.

A foldout map of downtown Hamburg is enclosed with this folder. The “Hamburg Tourist” city map published by the Hamburg Tourism Office (TZH), is available for € 3.48 at the TZH offices at Hauptbahnhof train station and by the St. Pauli gangways, as well as at bookstores and magazine stands. It contains texts on the sights of Hamburg and daytrips in the environs of Hamburg. The Yellow Pages also contain a city map.

If your laptop isn't working properly, someone at the msco-Informationstechnologie company will be happy to help your fix it. They charge a fla rate of € 40 plus VAT for IT service that doesn't take longer than 30 minutes (including travel time).

Our contact: Mr. Kai Brauner, Phone +49 (40) 63 70 88 80, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Addresses and phone numbers are listed on the internet.

At least once a year during the summer semester, the Stiftung Weltweite Wissenschaft hosts a concert in ancient music. If you are staying with us at the time, you are cordially invited to attend the concert.


The directory of lectures provides an overview of courses and course schedules. It is available for a fee in bookstores.

Information on exhibits and museums, concerts, plays and the state opera is available via the Hamburg Hotline of the tourism office (TZH): +49 (40) 300 51 300. Tickets may also be reserved through the TZH.
There are also various brochures on cultural events on display in the Gästehaus foyer (lobby).

To exchange money into different currencies, please go to the main station, where there is an exchange booth (Reisebank).

Main Station
Wandelhalle, 1. Floor
Monday - Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

You have access to many of the resources available at the university’s data center (Schlüterstraße 70). For instance, the PC pool and printers to which you may hook up your own laptop. The people at the service line (+49 (40) 428 38-7790) or in Room 019 will be happy to help you with any questions (see additional information under “INTERNET ACCESS”).

Unless otherwise agreed, the apartment should please be vacated by 9.00 a. m. on the morning of your departure. Before leaving, please check whether you have paid all your bills and please return your key and where appropriate the liberary card to the Office or deposit it in our mailbox.


Please always dial "0" at the telephone on the floor.

Emergency Physician:
+49 (40) 22 80 22


Medical Specialists:
Please enquire at the office

Nearest dry-cleaners with ironing service:

Kleiderbad Grindelhof
Grindelhof 66
20146 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 45 71 70
Monday - Friday 7 a. m. - 7 p. m.
Saturday 9 a. m. - 1 p. m.

Weiße Rose
Mittelweg 154
20148 Hamburg
Monday - Friday

Kingsgard Reinigung
Rothenbaumchaussee 11
20148 Hamburg


If you lose a key or lock yourself out, please always try to contact the Gästehaus management or one of our caretakers first (see the enclosed “Important phone numbers“ in this folder and in the foyer (lobby), in front of the mailboxes).
Remain calm, refrain from rash actions; under no circumstances may you break down the front door or your apartment door. If you are unable to reach a staff member, please dial the central emergency number, Phone +49 (40) 40 40 10.

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

Please always dial “0” first on the telephone on the floor.


Fire Dept.

Ambulance and emergency physician
112 or +49 (40) 22 80 22

Please inform the Gästehaus management of any emergency, either in the office or in person (see sheet of “Important phone numbers” enclosed with this folder).

Is available for your perusal in the club rooms.

You will find under or under

If you are staying at the Gästehaus for 14 days or longer, you will be charged a fee for the final cleaning of your apartment based on the size of the apartment with the last monthly bill. Please refer to your rental contract for the exact amount.

Please dial “0” first on the telephone on the floor.
Emergency number: 112

Please immediately inform the Gästehaus management in case of a fire.

Fire extinguishers are located by the stairs on each floor. Please refer to the emergency exit plan posted in your apartment for the exact location of the fire extinguisher nearest you.

Nearest fitness studio with swimming pool:

Bundesstraße 107
20144 Hamburg
phone +49 (40) 401 281
fax +49 (40) 490 56 43
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Opening hours:
Mo 7.00 am – 12.30 am
Tu 7.00 am – 12.30 am
We 6.45 am – 12.30 am
Th 7.00 am – 12.30 am
Fr 7.00 am – 12.30 am
Sa/So 8.00 am – 12.30 am

Universität Hamburg
Hochschulsport Hamburg
Turmweg 2
20148 Hamburg
phone +49 (40) 42838-7200
Fax +49 (40) 42838-5661
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Hotel Grand Elysee
Rothenbaumchaussee 10
20148 Hamburg
phone +49 (40) 41 41 2-735
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Radisson blue Hotel Hamburg
Marseiller Straße 2 (neben Bahnhof Dammtor)
20355 Hamburg
phone +49 (40) 35 02-0
Fax +49 (40) 35 02-35 30

Mrs. Sporty Hamburg-Rotherbaum
Rothenbaumchaussee 61
20148 Hamburg
phone +49 (40) 22600878
Fax: +49 (40) 22600828
e-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opening hours:
Mo 8:30 am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu 8:30 am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We 8:30 am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Th 8:30 am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fr 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 7:0 pm
Sa 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The dates and locations of a number of flea markets, especially in the summer months, are listed in the Thursday and Saturday editions of Hamburg’s daily newspapers.

The front door is self-locking. From the inside, open it by pressing down on the door-handle; from the outside, it can only be opened with a key. If the door falls shut, it will lock automatically. For security reasons there is no buzzer in the apartments for opening the front door. To let your visitors in, please go to the front door in person. For your own security and that of your fellow residents, we urgently request that you do not let anyone into the house unless you know them personally.


University of Hamburg
German as a Second Language - Institute for German Language & Literature I
Von-Melle-Park 6 (Philosophenturm Uni Plan Geb. No. 64)
5th floor; Room 554
Phone +49 (40) 42838-3891
Also see ‘Language Lessons’.

The Hamburg Handbuch, provided in the apartment for your convenience, contains a listing of government offices. Please leave it in the apartment for future guests. Addresses for the Department for Aliens/Foreigners (Amt für Ausländerangelegenheiten) and the resident’s registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt) are listed on the enclosed leaflet “Registration and Residence Permits”.

There is a large selection of hairdressers downtown in the Gänsemarkt / Jungfernstieg / Rathausmarkt area.

Grindelallee 87
20146 Hamburg
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9 a. m. - 7 p. m.
Saturday, 9 a. m. - 4 p. m.

FON (Friseur ohne Namen)
im Bahnhof Dammtor
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Platz 15
20354 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (40) 41 17 21 70
Fax: +49 (40) 41 17 21 71

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FON (Friseur ohne Namen)
Grindelhof 19
20146 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (40) 4 10 32 05
Fax: +49 (40) 45 03 79 27

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mahnaz Hair & Beauty Galerie
Moorweidenstraße 8
20148 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (40) 45 03 93 80

Salon Eppendorfer Baum 31
Inhaber Jörg Heemann
20249 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (40) 48 16 52

This folder contains your personal copy of an article on our house’s chequered past: “Metamorphoses of a Hostel” by Prof. Dr. emer. Wolfgang Walter as well the follow- up from 2003 - 2013 by Prof. emer. Dr. Jobst B. Mielck.

Bank holidays in Hamburg (Gästehaus office, businesses, banks and government offices closed):

New Year’s Day
January 1

Good Friday
Friday before Easter

Sunday and Monday

May Bank Holiday
May 1

Ascension Day
6th Thursday after Easter

Sunday and Monday

German Reunification Day
October 3

Reformation Day
October 31

December 25 and 26

INTERCOM in your apartment

Last button on the intercom "Speak"
Reciever "Listen"
The buzzer has been disconnected for security reasons. To let in visitors, please go to the front door in person. And please only let people into the house if you know them.


Holmbrook 20
22605 Hamburg
(S1 / S11 Bahrenfeld)
Phone +49 (40) 88 30 01-0

International School
Hemmingstedter Weg 130
22609 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 8000 500
Fax. +49 (40) 881 14 05
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As a guest researcher at the University of Hamburg or resident of the Gästehaus you can request an Internet line through the University’s computer centre (RRZ). The requisite project application is available from the RRZ office, Schlüterstrasse 70 (Uni Plan Geb. No. 52).
Inside the Gästehaus, you can access the Internet via LAN and Wireless LAN (WiFi). The necessary login information is provided for you inside the apartment upon your arrival. (See Computer for further information.)
The State and University Library also has Internet workstations available for use.
In addition, the State and University Library (Stabi) has some Internet workstations.

The most popular and nearest jogging trail is that around the Außenalster (7,4 km, 4,60 m), which you can reach via Johnsallee and Alte Rabenstraße. The “Planten un Blomen” park behind Dammtor station is also a good place to jog.

We ask you to please be very careful with your key, as every loss represents a security risk and may involve considerable expense. Lost keys must be paid for in cash. Please remember to return your key to the office upon your departure.

Childcare with the assistance of the Student Union (6-month or longer stays)

KiTa Hallerstrasse 58
20146 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 44 20 46
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International Kindergarten Harvestehude
Turmweg 35
20148 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 410 10 30
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Hauptkirche St. Nikolai Kindergarten (Protestant kindergarten)
Harvestehuder Weg 91, Oderfelder Strasse 17
20149 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 44 11 34-40
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Catholic Kindergarten St. Elisabeth
Hochallee 61
20149 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 44 93 61
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Bengel & Engel
Private Daycare and Children’s Hotel
Managing Director: Mrs. Rebecca Dahl
Stellinger Weg 49a
20255 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 43 17 949
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International Kindergarten

At the International School Hamburg
Hemmingstedter Weg 130
22609 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 8000 500
Fax. +49 (40) 881 14 05
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KiTa "Kleine Engel" (3 to 6 years old / German-English)
Husumer Strasse 2
20251 Hamburg
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m

KiTa Hamburg International Kids (3 to 6 years old / German-English)
Telemannstrasse 27
20255 Hamburg
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m

KiTa Deelbögenkamp (11 months to 6 years old / German-English)
Deelbögenkamp 4a
22297 Hamburg
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Cocorí Daycare (12 months to 6 years old / German-Spanish)
Bundesstrasse 25 - 27
20146 Hamburg
Opening hours: 7:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m

Nearest language schools für European and non-European languages:

Colón Language Center
Colonnaden 96
20354 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 34 58 50,
Fax +49 (40) 34 68 54

International Home
Poststraße 51
20354 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 35 20 41

Goethe Institut
Hühnerposten 1
20097 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 23 85 43 0

Other institutes are found in the Yellow Pages under "Sprachschulen" (language schools). Also see "GERMAN-LANGUAGE COURSES"

The in-house laundry room is located in the cellar (basement) of the Gästehaus. To do your laundry, exit the building and go to the right, to the cellar stairs. The cellar door may be opened with your front door key, the laundry-room (metal door) is straight ahead. Each thirty minute washing and drying cycle cost about € 0,50.

For example one load could cost between € 1,50 and € 2,00 depending on the length of the cycle. Please use 50 Cent coins.

The Weltweite Wissenschaft Foundation regularly hosts talks and lectures at the Gästehaus, to which you are herewith warmly invited. Should you be interested in holding an evening of your own in your area of speciality, please contact the Gästehaus management. As a Gästehaus resident, you are also invited to other lectures being held on the house premises.

Detailed information about the many archives and libraries found in and around the University is available to you in the blue pages of the University Schedule of Lectures, which may be viewed in the Gästehaus foyer (lobby) and at your institute, or purchased in bookstores.

State and University Library of Hamburg (StaBi)
Von-Melle-Park 3 (Uni-Plan Building #61)
20146 Hamburg
Library information:
Phone +49 (40) 42838-2233, Fax +49 (40) 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.

You will get the libary card on request in our office.

Central Library of the Hamburg Public Library System (HÖB)
Hühnerposten 1
20097 Hamburg
Library information:
Phone +49 (40) 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:
Phone +49 (40) 428 38-7171

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

Children’s Library/Bücherhalle Grindel:
Grindelberg 62
20144 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 420 67 93

Opening hours:
Closed on Sundays and Wednesdays
Monday and Friday 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Bäckerbreitergang 73
20355 Hamburg (U2 Gänsemarkt)
Phone +49 (40) 35 18 51

The clubrooms and lecture hall on the ground floor are available to you, free of charge, for your own events or get-togethers, provided they are not already rented out for other events at the time. We will be happy to show you the rooms at any time. Please make your wishes known to the office.

The key to your mailbox was given to you upon your arrival. The mailboxes are in the foyer on the right behind the lifts/elevators. This is where your mail and Gästehaus memos will be delivered.

MOVING offers all the information and services you need for moving from the Gästehaus to your own apartment.

The Gästehaus office is your central address for questions, suggestions and wishes. To call the office from your apartment, dial +49 (40) 414006-0 or write an e-mail to: gaestehaus (at)

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday 8.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

Is available for your perusal in the club rooms.

The Gästehaus does not provide long-term parking facilities. However, free parking is available in many of the surrounding side streets. You may also consult the University’s office for rented parking at Rothenbaumchaussee 119 (Uni-Plan Building #41), 20148 Hamburg, Phone +49 (40) 428 38-3286. The underground car park at Von-Melle-Park 5 (Building # 63), the parking spaces at the Audimax (Building #62), and those at Philosophenturm (Building #64) are run by the municipal Sprinkenhof AG, Phone +49 (40) 36 49 80 or +49 (40) 33 95 42 09.

Nearest pharmacies:

Dammtorstraße 27
20354 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 34 39 64

Carjell’s Apotheke
Mittelweg 165
20148 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 44 23 27

Apotheke am Rothenbaum
Rothenbaumchaussee 76
20148 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 53 30 89-0

On-call pharmacy (24 hours, pharmacies take turns being on call): +49 (40) 22 80 22

The nearest playground is in “Planten un Blomen” park by the Messegelände exit (Marseiller Straße/corner of Jungiusstraße) and at the corner of Mittelweg/Bei St. Johannis.

Please always dial “0” first on the telephone on the floor.
Emergency number 110

Rotherbaum district:
Revierwache 17
Sedanstraße 28
20146 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 428 65-1710

Deutsche Post AG
Branch No. Hamburg 13
Schlüterstraße 51–53
20146 Hamburg

Phone +49 (40) 41 17 02 31

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Saturday 9.00 a.m. – noon

All S-Bahns, U-Bahns and buses in Hamburg are operated by the Hamburger Verkehrs-Verbund (HVV). The city map enclosed with this folder contains a Hamburg U- and S-Bahn map.

Nearest S-Bahn station: Hamburg-Dammtor (S11, S21, S31)

Nearest U-Bahn stations: Hallerstraße (U1), Stephansplatz (U1)

Nearest bus stop: Hamburg Dammtor

Since February 1, 1999, the Gästehaus has been separating and recycling its waste wherever possible. Please refer to the red leaflet on “Internationale Fibel“ enclosed with this folder. We urge you to separate your waste for the environment’s sake. And please remember to always take out your trash to the rubbish bins or the glass-recycling container.

Nearest Reformhaus:

Reformhaus Engelhardt
Grindelallee 130
20149 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 41354411

denn's Biomarkt
Rentzelstraße 36 - 48
20146 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 41308888

Note: The word for “organic” in German is “bio”. Look for the official “BIO” seal on products now widely available in regular supermarkets and even at discounters like Plus, Aldi, Lidl and Penny.

Your host institute may request that you register with the authorities upon arrival and give notification of your departure at the end of your stay. Please see the enclosed leaflet on “Registration and Landlord confirmation”.

The custodians will take care of minor repairs in your apartment, in the hallways and the stairways twice a week. The office will call in a workman if necessary.

There are a number of restaurants of varying ethnic backgrounds dotted around the campus (Rothenbaumchaussee, Schlüterstraße, Grindelhof, Mittelweg); most of them have lunch specials.

As a Gästehaus resident or visitor, you are expected to observe the rules enclosed with this folder. Please show consideration for your fellow residents and treat the building and its furnishings with care.

Hamburger Strasse 125 a
22083 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 428992211
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SCHOOLS in the neighbourhood

Primary Schools/ Grundschule Turmweg
Turmweg 33
20148 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 441 95-430,
Fax +49 (40) 441 95-561

Secondary/Grammar Schools
Klosterstieg 17
20149 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 410 30 15,
Fax +49 (40) 410 70 77

Bogenstraße 32
20144 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 41 32 55-0,
Fax +49 (40) 41 32 55-10

Katholische Schule
Hochallee 9
20149 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 45 52 39

Gymnasium Eppendorf
Hegestraße 35
20249 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 48 06 23-0,
Fax +49 (40) 48 06 23-31

Sophie-Barat-Schule, Catholic Gymnasium
Warburgstraße 39
20354 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 45 02 29-10,
Fax +49 (40) 45 02 29-13

Also see „Internationale Schule“.

Nearest shoemaker:
Schuh- und Schlüsseldienst Batur
Grindelallee 159
20146 Hamburg

Phone +49 (40) 44195080

Mon. - Fri. 9:30 a. m - 7:00 p. m.
Sa. 10:00 a. m. - 2:00 p. m.


There are grocers, drugstores, stationers, gift stores etc. within walking distance in the university district (Grindelallee / Grindelhof / Schlüterstrasse area). Downtown Hamburg may also be reached on foot (via Dammtor, head towards Gänsemarkt) or by S-Bahn (Richtung Hauptbahnhof). Bus no. 5 or no. 4 will take you from Dammtor to Rathausmarkt and on to Hauptbahnhof. Shops in the city centre as well as some of the shops in the university district (such as the Spar supermarket on Hallerstrasse / Rothenbaumchaussee) are open until 8:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, and some are open until 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays as well. All shops are closed on Sundays and bank holidays (except the ones inside Hauptbahnhof and Dammtor train stations).

EDEKA-Markt Niemerszein
Hallerstraße 78
20146 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 410 86 52, Fax +49 (40) 410 16 23
Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

EDEKA-Markt Kraus
Mittelweg 161
20148 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 41429554
Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Netto Marken Discount
Grindelhof 23
20146 Hamburg
Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m

Unser Markt
Schlüterstraße 22, gegenüber der Mensa
20146 Hamburg
Phone. +49 (40) 413 50 163
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p. m.

VINH LOI Asian supermarket
Klosterwall 2a
20095 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 32 58 890, Fax +49 (40) 32 58 89 99
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

ASIA Supermarket
Rosenstraße 2
20095 Hamburg
Phone. +49 (40) 32 44 31
Fax. +49 (40) 33 84 80Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

go asia Supermarkt
in the department store Karstadt, basement
Mönckebergstraße 16
20095 Hamburg
Phone + 49 40 32310177
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m - 8 p.m.

Please note that the Gästehaus is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises.

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
Phone +49 (40) 419 08-111, Fax +49 (40) 419 08-274

Universität Hamburg
Hochschulsport Hamburg
Turmweg 2
20148 Hamburg

Fitness and sports centres are listed in the Yellow Pages under “Sportschulen”. Aquatic sports (sailing, rowing etc.) are offered by clubs on the banks of the Alster.

Swimming pools with sauna:

Ifflandtraße 21
22087 Hamburg
(U1 Lübecker Str.)
Phone +49 (40) 22 30 12, +49 (40) 18 88 90
Monday–Friday 6.30 a.m. – 11.00 p.m.
Saturday + Sunday 8.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m.

Goernestraße 21
20249 Hamburg
(U1/U3 Kellinghusenstraße)
Phone +49 (40) 18 88 90
Monday – Sunday 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m.

Hotel Grand Elysee
Rothenbaumchaussee 10
20148 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 41 412-0


Hansa Funktaxi
Phone +49 (40) 211 211
Phone +49 (40) 22 11 22

Das Taxi
Funktaxi Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 66 11 66

Taxi Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 66 66 66

As a Gästehaus resident, you can choose from among 19 satellite programs in seven languages. This folder contains an overview of channels.

Programmes are printed daily in Hamburg’s newspapers.

CCH Kasse Dammtorbahnhof
Dag Hammerskjöldplatz
Phone +49 (40) 41 30 99 94

Hamburg’s Office of Tourism provides information on all sorts of events and recreational activities in Hamburg.
Hamburg Hotline: +49 (40) 300 51 300.

Your towels will be changed once a week by our cleaning staff.

The Dammtor train station is a mere 5-minute walk away. From here, you can take Deutsche Bahn AG trains (for longer-distance travel) as well as local S-Bahn and U-Bahn (at Stephansplatz) trains. Arrival/departure information, Phone +49 (40) 19 4 19; Ticket sales in the station.

Please inquire at the Gästehaus office if you need documents, lectures, presentations and the like translated from or into German.

Nearest travel agent:
Fisser Reisebüro (or at Dammtor station)
Rothenbaumchaussee 77
20148 Hamburg
Phone +49 (40) 414 01 80, Fax +49 (40) 44 20 17
e-mail: Fisser.Travel(at)

The umbrella is at your disposal during your stay. If you like it, you may purchase it from our office for € 15.

Attached you will find a map of the University. The Gästehaus is immediately adjacent to the campus, and is shown as Building No. 43. The University Schedule of Lectures (Vorlesungsverzeichnis) – which may be viewed in the Gästehaus foyer (lobby) and at your institute, or purchased in bookstores – is a veritable goldmine of information on the University administration, institutes, libraries, lectures and much more. University Operator: +49 (40) 42838-0.

In the larger apartments, you may choose to have a visitor. Please let the house management know when your guest is arriving and the length of their stay. You will be given an extra set of linens and towels. Please refer to your registration form for the price of an extra bed.

Each Thursday from 8.30 a.m. – 2.00 p.m., a weekly market is held in Turmweg. Also each Saturday from 8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. a weekly market is held at the Rothenbaumchaussee 64, directly in front of the museum of ethnology. They sell fresh products, flowers and much, much more. Well worth a visit.
A weekly market with organic produce and products is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8.30 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. at Spritzenplatz square in Ottensen. Take the S 11 or S 31 from Dammtor to Altona train station, then cross the Ottenser Hauptstraße towards Spritzenplatz.

Dates for other weekly markets are listed daily in Hamburg’s newspapers.