The Orient-Institut Istanbul (OlI) is a distinguished research institute located in the Galata district of Istanbul.
As part of the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad network, the OlI specializes in humanities and social sciences research, particularly focusing on Turkish Studies and their intersections with Southeast European, Mediterranean, Iranian, Central Asian, and Caucasian contexts.

Collaborating closely with Turkish, German, and international scholars, the institute delves into diverse research areas encompassing Ottoman studies, Turkological linguistics and literary studies, cultural anthropology, musicology, and Science, Technology, and Society topics. Moreover, the OlI actively fosters academic exchange between Germany and Turkey.
Situated near Taksim Square, a bustling cultural and transportation hub, the institute enjoys proximity to numerous archives, manuscript collections, museums, and art galleries.

Venue Address:
Orient-Institut Istanbul
Galip Dede Cad. No. 65
TR – 34421 Beyoğlu – Istanbul
Phone: +90-212-2936067

You can easily reach Istanbul by plane. 

There are two convenient transportation options to reach Taksim from Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gökçen Airport:

1 Yellow Taxi:

  • From Istanbul Airport, the taxi fare will be approximately 50 euros, payable in Turkish Lira (TL).
  • From Sabiha Gökçen Airport, the taxi fare will be around 80 euros, also payable in TL.

2 Shuttle Services:

  • HAVABUS from Sabiha Gökçen Airport: The journey takes approximately 90 minutes, and the fare is approximately 150 Turkish Lira, payable in TL only.
  • HAVAIST from Istanbul Airport: When booking, select Taksim as your destination and Istanbul Airport as your departure point. The trip takes around 120 minutes, and the fare is about 150 Turkish Lira, payable in TL only.

Practical advice: Exchange a small amount of currency at the airport, as airport exchange rates may be less favorable than in the city center.

These options provide convenient and reliable ways to travel from the airports to Taksim, offering flexibility to suit your preferences and budget.

For more options :

The French Institute for Anatolian Studies (IFEA) has established a partnership with the Büyük Londra Oteli, which is conveniently located near the venue. You can book a room at this hotel for 50 euros per night.

Hotel Details:

Name: Büyük Londra Oteli


Address: Asmalı Mescit, Meşrutiyet Cd. No:53, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye

Phone: +90 212 245 06 70

To make a reservation, please contact the hotel reception by either calling the provided phone number or sending an email. Be sure to mention that you are making a reservation for an event at IFEA to take advantage of the special rate.