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Max Planck Institute for Foreign
and International Criminal Law
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Tel.: +49 (761) 7081-0
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- Basel/Mulhouse Airport (France/Germany exit).
- Take the SBG AirBus (approx. 45 minutes) to Freiburg "Hauptbahnhof" (main train station).
- Alternatively, drive by car to the German border, then take the A5 Autobahn north to Freiburg.
- Autobahn A5.
- Exit "Freiburg-Mitte."
- Continue in the direction "Freiburg-Mitte."
- Turn off to the right onto "Günterstalstraße" in the direction of "Schauinsland."
- To get to the MPI building Günterstalstraße 73: After driving roughly 1 km, you will see the building on the left-hand side of the street. This building houses the reception area.
- To get to the MPI building Fürstenbergstraße 19: After driving roughly 1 km, turn left onto Türkenlouisstraße. After approx. 200 m, turn left again onto Fürstenbergstraße. After 80 m, the building is visible on the right-hand side.
- Take the IC, EC, or ICE to Freiburg "Hauptbahnhof" (main train station).
- From the main train station, take tram no. 3 (direction "Vauban") or no. 5 (direction "Rieselfeld") to the stop "Johanneskirche." There, change to tram no. 2 (direction "Günterstal") and get off at the second tram stop "Holbeinstraße."
- To get to the MPI building Günterstalstraße 73, walk back roughly 100 m in the direction of the city center. The building is on the right-hand side of the street. This building houses the reception area.
- To get to the MPI building Fürstenbergstraße 19, walk another 200 m towards the city center before turning right onto Türkenlouisstraße. After approx. 200 m, turn left onto Fürstenbergstraße. After 80 m, the building is visible on the right-hand side.
Helpful links for getting to the MPI
Current Pictures of Freiburg
The webcam on the roof of the MPI provides new pictures every five minutes. The pictures are taken in the direction of the city with the spire of the Freiburg Münster, the Schwabentor, and the Schlossberg all visible. Here you can get an idea of current weather conditions in Freiburg.