If you need assistance to organise your stay before or after the conference, e.g. plan a weekend in Berlin, the Visit Berlin Convention Office can advise you.
Berlin is the capital of Germany, and the second largest city in the European Union with a population of 3.5 million. The old and the new come together in Berlin, with 13th century churches and 21st century biotechnology firms existing side by side. Berlin exemplifies the modern city with its endless array of museums, art galleries and theatres, its focus on high-tech industries and its environmental awareness. Approximately one-third of the city’s area is made of green areas such as parks and gardens. Berlin is well known around the world for its festive atmosphere, efficient public transportation and its superior beer.
The currency in Germany is the Euro (€).
Berlin has two main airports: Tegel (TXL) and Schöenfeld (SXF).
Full information is available in German, English and Polish at: http://www.berlin-airport.de/en/
andel’s Hotel is located at Landsberger Allee on the eastern edge of Berlin’s city-centre.
From Berlin Central Station (Hauptbahnhof):
Take S7 train in the direction of Ahrensfelde and get off at Alexanderplatz. Transfer to Metrotram Line 5 (M5) towards Hohenschönhausen/Zingster Straße or Metrotram Line 6 (M6) towards Riesaer Straße and get off at Landsberger Allee.
From Berlin East (Ostbahnhof):
Take S75 train towards Wartenburg and get off at Ostkreuz. Transfer to S42 (Ringbahn) train and get off at Landsberger Allee.
From Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL):
Take bus TXL to Beusselstraße, then transfer to S41 (Ringbahn) train. Get off at Landsberger Allee.
Travel time: 26 min.
Distance: 13.5 km
Taxi fare: about EUR 22*
*Stated prices are approximate.
From Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF):
Take the S9 train in the direction of Blankenburg and get off at Landsberger Allee.
Travel time: 30 min.
Distance: 21.3 km
Taxi fare: about EUR 32*
*Stated prices are approximate.
Bus: X9, 109, 128, TXL
Tegel airport is not directly connected to either the S-Bahn or the U-Bahn. Buses 109 and X9 (the express version of 109) go to Jacob-Kaiser-Platz U-Bahn (U7) and Banhof Zoo U-Bahn (U9). Bus 128 goes to Kurt-Schumacher-Platz U-Bahn (U6). Tickets cost €2,10 and can be used for combined trips on the buses and the metro. The buses run every 5-15 minutes and take 30-40 minutes to reach the city centre.
The JetExpressBus TXL runs from Tegel Airport via Saatwinkler Damm to the Beusselstraße urban rail (S-Bahn) station. It goes to the Federal Chancellery (Hauptbahnhof) via the Turmstraße U station. It then continues on to Alexanderplatz via the Unter den Linden urban rail (S-Bahn) station, the Französische Straße metro (U-Bahn) station, and Werderscher Markt. The trip from Tegel to Alexanderplatz takes 28-40 minutes and tickets cost €2,10.
A taxi to Banhof Zoo or to Mitte (city-centre) costs about €20-25 and takes 20-30 minutes.
For information on tickets for disabled passengers, visit.
For information on S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations that are handicap-accessible, visit.
S-Bahn: S9, S45
Bus: 160, 163, 171, 602, 735, 736, 737, 738, N46, N60
Make sure you get the right ticket for Schönefeld.
The airport is located in Berlin zone C. A ticket which includes zone C is required if travelling by BVG buses, the S-Bahn or local trains – depending on where you end your journey, either “Berlin BC” or “Berlin ABC”. Luggage can be taken free of charge.
The airport is connected to the S-Bahn lines (surface rail) S45 and S9 as well as to the Regional Trains RE4, RE5 and RB24. The AirportExpressTrain RE4 and RE5 takes only about 30 minutes to get from Schoenefeld and goes every half an hour to Bahnhof Zoo. Tickets cost 2,20 €. A free shuttle bus goes every 10 minutes between the S-Bahnhof station and the airport.
The busses 171, N46 and N60 stop directly in front of the airport, while the bus lines 160, 163, 602, 735, 736 and N60 go to S-Bahnhof Flughafen Schoenefeld.
A taxi to Bahnhof Zoo or to Mitte (city-centre) costs about €30-35 and takes about 45 minutes.
Hauptbahnhof is linked to the rest of the city by S-Bahn (S5, S7, S75) and U-Bahn (U55). The S-Bahn trains can be taken to Alexanderplatz and Banhof Zoo, while the U55 goes to Brandenburger Tor. Tickets for the S-Bahn and the U-Bahn cost €2,40.