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Welcome to Berlin

Welcome to Berlin, a world city of culture, politics, media, and science. Berlin is the capital city of Germany, and, with a population of 3.49 million people, Germany’s largest city. Located in northeastern Germany, it is the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has 4.4 million residents from over 190 nations. Located in the European Plains, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Around one third of the city’s area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes.[source: Wikipedia]

 

Seminaris Campus Hotel (Tutorials and Workshop venue) is located directly on the campus of the Freie Universtität Berlin. The most convenient option for conference attendees is to stay in the Seminaris Campus..

You can make your reservation request at the Seminaris Campus hotel either by Tel.: +49 30 5577 97-0, email: berlin@seminaris.de, or web form request

 

Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB) (Hackathon venue) is located in Takustrasse 7, D-14195 Berlin

 

Maps and Directions: http://www.mi.fu-berlin.de/en/fb/contact/location.html

You can plan your public transport journey with the BVG journey planer  www.bvg.de

Arriving by Train

from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Main Station):
S5, S7, S75 or S9, Station: Zoologischer Garten (ZOO)
Underground U9, Station: Rathaus Steglitz (last station of the U9)
Bus X83, Station: Museen Dahlem (ca. 4-5 stops from Rathaus Steglitz)

You can plan your public transport journey with the BVG journey planer  www.bvg.de

For your train connection within Germany you can use the Deutsche Bahn portal.

Arriving by Airplane

Berlin’s two airports Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF) are connected to many major cities in Europe and to world-wide destinations via Germany’s air traffic hubs Frankfurt and Munich.

From Tegel (TXL):

By taxi: A taxi ride from Tegel airport to Berlin-Dahlem takes about 20 minutes and costs approximately 30 Euros.

By public transport: A ride to the conference venue (subway station “Dahlem-Dorf”) by bus and subway takes about 35 minutes and costs 2.30 Euros (zone AB).

The bus station is located at the entrance to the main hall (terminals A and B).

From Line Direction Get off at
Tegel airport X9 (Bus) Zoologischer Garten Jakob-Kaiser-Platz (~4 mins.)
Jakob-Kaiser-Platz U 7 (subway, “U-Bahn”) Rudow Fehrbelliner Platz (~11 mins.)
Fehrbelliner Platz U 3 (subway, “U-Bahn”) Krumme Lanke Dahlem-Dorf (~8 mins.)

You need to buy a ticket for zones AB at one of the ticket machines available at the bus station or directly from the bus driver. Do not forget to stamp your ticket using the yellow ticket validation machine.

From Schönefeld (SXF):

By taxi: A taxi ride from Schönefeld airport to Berlin-Dahlem takes 30 minutes and costs approximately 40 Euros.

By train: Berlin Schönefeld Airport is connected to Berlin’s regional railway system. A ride to the conference venue takes 45 minutes and costs 3.00 Euros (zone ABC).

Please note that until further progress of the new airport infrastructure, the S-Bahn station remains in 10 minutes walking distance from the arrival hall.

In order to get to Berlin-Dahlem, you need to change trains twice:

From Line Direction Get off at
Airport train station
track 13
S 45 (suburban train, “S-Bahn”) Bundesplatz Südkreuz (~21 mins.)
track 11
Südkreuz
track 11
S 41 (S-Bahn)
Ringbahn Heidelberger Platz (~7 mins.)
Heidelberger Platz U 3 (subway, “U-Bahn”) Krumme Lanke Dahlem-Dorf (~6 mins.)

You need to buy a ticket for zones ABC at one of the ticket machines available at the the lower level of the train station. Do not forget to stamp your ticket using the yellow ticket validation machine.

Alternative Hotels in the Area

Best Western Premier Hotel Steglitz International (****)
Albrechtstrasse 2
12165 Berlin
Homepage: www.si-hotel.com
7 minutes bus trip from hotel to conference venue

Steigenberger Hotel Berlin (*****)
Los-Angeles-Platz 1
10789 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 – 21 27 0
Homepage: www.steigenberger.com
12 minutes by subway (direct connection)

Alsterho (f****)
Augsburger Straße 5
10789 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 – 21 24 27 19
Homepage: www.alsterhof.com
12 minutes by subway (direct connection)

Best Western Hotel President (****)
An der Urania 16-18
10787 Berlin
Homepage: www.hotel-president-berlin.de
14 minutes by subway (direct connection)

Hostels

Happy Bed Hostel
Körnerstraße 53
12169 Berlin
Homepage: www.happybed.de

7 minutes bus trip from hostel to conference venue

Single room with en suite bathroom 30 € /with shared bathroom 19,50 € per person/night
Double room 25 € / 15,50 € per person/night
Triple (shared bathroom only) 14,50 € per person/night
4-6 beds/room 11 € per person/night
Breakfast, bed linnen, cleaning, and taxes included.

Further Information

There are more than 700 hotels and hostels located in Berlin. For more information, please refer to Berlin’s official tourist information web site at http://hotel.berlin.de.