Travel Information

Travel to Berlin

Berlin has two major airports: Tegel and Schönefeld. Both allow access into town, either by bus from Tegel (the bus lines TXL goes into the center of town, and other buses are also available for other destinations), or by S-Bahn (part of the local subway/rail system in Berlin) from Schönefeld.

It is also possible to arrive by train, in which case the central station (Hauptbahnhof) is only one station away from Friedrichstraße, where you can take the U6 subway line one station north to Oranienburger Tor, which is the station closest to the conference venue (see the map under Venue).

Transportation within Berlin

Berlin has an excellent public transport system consisting of under- and overground trains (U-Bahn and S-Bahn), trams and buses. A normal single ride costs € 2.10 for zones AB (not including Schönefeld, which is in zone C). A day ticket for zones AB costs € 6.10, while a 7-day ticket costs € 26.20. These tickets are valid in the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, tram and bus.

You can find more detailed, up to date information on travel in Berlin in English here:, including the useful map of all lines. There is also an online trip planner with train and bus times here:


The university is located in the center of town (in the Mitte area), near Friedrichstraße, and the conference building itself is near the Charité Hospital in the Oranienburger Tor area. There are very many hotels in the area, but here are a few suggestions we've had good experiences with: