Opening hours

Monday: 09:00 – 15:30

Tuesday to Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00

Friday: 09:00 – 13:00


Dr. Thomas Ripper (Head of the library, book orders)
Phone: +49-(0)30-80307-110
Email: thomas.ripper(at)

Alisher Karabaev (special collection, research documents)
Phone: +49-(0)30-80307-106
Email: alisher.karabaev(at)

Ursula Benzin (staff publications)
Phone: +49-(0)30-80307-106
Email: ursula.benzin(at)

Holdings can be consulted in the reading room. You can use our scanner. This is free of
charge but you need to bring a data medium with you.

Institution code: B 2138



Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, D-14129 Berlin

Directions by Public Transportation:

S-Bahn 1 or 7 Station Nikolassee (10 minutes walk)

Bus 118 , Stop Quantzstraße

From Berlin central station (Hauptbahnhof), please take the city train S 7 (in the direction of Potsdam HBF) until you reach Berlin-Nikolassee. Leave the station in the direction of Hohenzollernplatz. From Hohenzollernplatz, walk along Normannenstrasse until you get to a little park called Rehwiese. Please take the street across the park and up the big stairway. Turn right on the first street, called Kirchweg, and follow that street until you reach number 33, the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient.

From Schönefeld-Brandenburg Airport:
Please take the city train S 9 (in the direction of Spandau). When you reach Berlin central station (Hauptbahnhof) please follow the instructions above (“By public transportation”).

By Car:
Please take highway A115 to the exit no. 4, called Zehlendorf. Please drive from the exit on Potsdamer Chausee in the direction of Steglitz. Take Kirchweg, which appears on the left side, and follow it until you reach number 33, the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient.

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