Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Media Information
Online version Handwörterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts

For questions regarding the organization of your stay, for example advance planning or accomodations, please contact:

Barbara Schröder
1st upper floor, in room 113

Office hours:
Mo, Mi, Fr 10-12h



For questions regarding scholarships please contact

Carina Schmidt 
1st upper floor, in room 101




EURAXESS - Portal für mobile Forscher

Hamburg Tourism

Cafeterias of the Studierendenwerk Hamburg

Entry formalities

There are several things to do before you travel to Germany.


Euraxess Germany, an information and advice point for internationally mobile researchers, provides important information for the advance planning of a research stay in Germany.


If you have to apply for a visa to enter Germany, you will need an invitation letter from the Institute.


If you plan to finance your stay out of your own means, please contact the library. Your contact person is Mrs. Halsen-Raffel. Please follow the library’s information on access and registration before you make your request.


If you were granted an MPI scholarship, you will receive the invitation letter on request from Ms. Schmidt (


You can find further important information on visa and entry formalities on the homepage of Euraxess, the Federal Foreign Office and the Hamburg Welcome Portal.

Formalities for stays of more than 3 months

If you plan to stay in Hamburg for more than 3 months, you will have to register as a resident within two weeks after your arrival. Please find further information about the registration procedure and the online appointment tool here.