The Institute of Systematic Musicology has a long history at the University of Hamburg that dates back to the earliest accounts of comparative musicology in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. If you want to learn more about the history, check out this article (in German) by Prof. Dr. Peter Petersen.
The institute is situated between the Alster lake and the train station Dammtor. It is only a short stroll away from the main campus and the renowned Ossietzky library at the University of Hamburg. The student quarter Hohe Luft offers many recreational facilities like famous restaurants, bars, cafes and live music clubs in close proximity to the Institute.
Two years ago, we started our own record and video label called Systemata Musikata. At the time, there are three DVDs on the research at our Institute. They can be found here