When to arrive
Attendees of the conference should plan to arrive on either Sunday, October 13th during the day or Monday, October 14th early in the morning.
The conference starts on Monday, October 14th at 10:00am with the keynote session.
The sessions end on Friday, October 18th at 1pm followed by lunch until 2:30pm.
Arrival by Car
Map of Hotel Berlin, Berlin:
To access a map of the venue, please
Berlin is located in an Environmental Zone:
Since January 1, 2008 Berlin's inner city is an 'environmental zone' where only cars that are up to emission standards are allowed. You need a sticker with information about the emission standard of your car. You can get these stickers in authorized garages.
Please note: From January 1, 2010, only cars with a green sticker will be allowed inside the inner city area.
Detailed information for foreign tourists is given in this flyer published by the Senate Department for Health, Environment and Consumer Protection:
Online-reservations for such a sticker are possible via www.car-germany.eu (24 Euro for reservations from foreign countries)
Tip: While travelling to Berlin, you can also get a sticker in Germany in these institutions:.
From highway A100 take exit Kurfürstendamm. Drive straight until the sign “An der Urania” and then turn left. The hotel is one block along on the right-hand side. GPS-Code: Latitude N52° 30.23’, Longitude E13° 21.19
Parking at Hotel Berlin, Berlin:
270 hotel owned, chargeable parking spaces with a basement garage, access via Einemstraße..Parking space needs to be paid directly by each participant to the Hotel Berlin, Berlin.
Arrival by Plane or by Train
You can fly to Berlin from many international airports. Tegel and Schönefeld are Berlin's two airports with many international flight connections. More info can be found at www.berlin-airport.de
1) Arrival at Berlin Tegel Airport
Tegel is situated in the northwest of Berlin, approximately 8 km from the city-centre. You can reach the western city centre from the airport conveniently within 15 minutes.
Apart from the buses 109 and 128 the JetExpressBus TXL connects the airport to the main train station Hauptbahnhof. The Expressbus X9 leaves from the train station Zoologischer Garten. The Expressbuses stop only at the main bus stops and are therefore a quick connection.
The bus or underground ticket costs € 2.10 (fair zone AB), or € 2.80 for trips to the surroundings (fair zone ABC).
Directions from Berlin Tegel to Hotel Berlin, Berlin:
It takes you around 20 minutes by taxi (approx. € 15,00) or you can take the bus (Expressbus X9 or bus 109) to Zoologischer Garten and then take bus line 100 to Lützowplatz.
2) Arrival at Berlin Schönefeld Airport
Schönefeld is situated in the southeast of Berlin, approximately 18 km from the city centre. The airport is connected with the city centre by the S-Bahn (suburban train) lines S49 and S9 as well as with several AirportExpress trains that run from/to Hauptbahnhof, Zoologischer Garten, Friedrichstraße, Alexanderplatz and Ostbahnhof every half an hour. Tickets for these trains or the S-Bahn cost 2.80 €. S45 and S9 need about 45 minutes for the trip to the centre, the trains take 15 min (from/to Ostbahnhof) to 30 min (from/to Hauptbahnhof), 35 min(from/to Zoologischer Garten). All trains and the S-Bahn stop at the station "Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld".
Directions from Berlin Schönefeld to Hotel Berlin, Berlin:
Either you can take a taxi which takes around 30 minutes (approx. € 35,00) or you can take public transportation which will take around 50 minutes with the Airport Express (RE7 or RB14) to Zoologischer Garten and then bus 100 to Lützowplatz.
3) Arrival by Train
You can reach Berlin from all directions by using the fast InterCityExpress-, InterCity-, EuroCity- and InterRegio Trains. The new central station Berlin Hauptbahnhof in the heart of Berlin was opened in 2006 and a new concept for the railways and stations in Berlin was installed. All train stations are well connected to the public transport system.
For more timetable details please switch to the Online-Service of German Railways (Deutsche Bahn).
Directions from the main Railway station to Hotel Berlin, Berlin:
Either take a taxi which takes about 10 minutes (approx. € 8,00) or you can take the city train (S5, S9 or S75) to Zoologischer Garten and then bus 100 to Lützowplatz which will take you around 20 minutes.
You can also take the subway U1, U2, U3 or U4 to Nollendorfplatz and then a 5 minute walk brings you to the entrance at Einemstraße.
Public Transport within Berlin
Berlin is huge, but has a modern and fluid public transport system. Almost every destination is easy and quick to reach – either by car or with one of the diverse public means of transport. It takes you about the same time to reach and experience the appealing surrounding areas of the city.
Public transport in Berlin is an easy and delightful way to experience this widespread city in a relaxing and ecology-minded way. The Berlin public transport system is well-connected. The BVG (Berlin Transportation Company) with its buses, trams and subways as well as regional and suburban trains (S-Bahn) offer comprehensive information material regarding its transport network and timetables.
Tariffs and Tickets:
There are three tariff zones in Berlin: Zone A is surrounded by the S-Bahn ring and covers the city centre. Zone B ends at the city limits of Berlin. Zone C encompasses nearby surrounding areas (e.g. Schönefeld Airport, Potsdam, Oranienburg).
Depending on your needs, you can obtain a combined ticket for the Zones Berlin AB, BC or ABC. The normal tariff is valid for adults, the reduced tariff for children from 6 up to and including 14 years old; children under 6 years old do not require a ticket. The best way to buy your tickets is at one of the many BVG and S-Bahn sales centres or from the machines at the station.
Further Information and Schedules can be found at: