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The Institute for East European and Comparative Law is now part of the Academy for the Protection of European Human Rights. You can now find the Institute's internet presence on the Academy's website.


Contact / Directions

The Institute of Eastern European Law is located Klosterstr. 79 d in Cologne.

Our full postal adress

Institute of Eastern European Law of the University of Cologne/
Institut für osteuropäisches Recht und Rechtsvergleichung
der Universität zu Köln

Klosterstr. 79 d
D-50931 Köln

Telephone.: +49 (0)(221) 470-5575
Fax: +49 (0)(221) 470-5582

Email: institut-ostrecht(at)

Hours of operation of the institute and the library (subject to correction):

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note that in addition to the rules for visiting the library, the Covid rules must also be respectet during e.g. official meetings and other gatherings. The complete regulations of the University of Cologne can be found here

How to find us

Location of the Institute of Eastern European Law

  • By public transport:

Tram station "Melaten" line 1 and 7; follow the outbound road for 150 meter and take a left turn into "Klosterstr".
After about 300 meters you will find the Institute for Eastern European Law on the left-hand side.

More Information for public transportation in Cologne is available under
The Website offers comprehensive Information for timetables and a system map.

  • By Car:

For an approach by car we suggest to use one of the freely available route planning services.

(inter alia: Falk, Map24, ViaMichelin, Google Maps).