How to get around in Berlin by nbb15623

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									Getting around in Berlin

1. General Information
    • Berlin has a dense public transport network, consisting of “S-Bahn” (suburban trains,
       big S on green ground), “U-Bahn” (underground, big U on blue ground), busses and
       trams. (network map: http://www.bvg.de/index.php/en/Bvg/Start)
    • At daytime most of the trains and busses operate on average every ten minutes. On
       weekdays, the normal service is replaced by night busses at around 1am, while on
       Friday and Saturday there is a 24h service.
    • Taking a taxi is also an easy way to get around; there are numerous taxi stands all over
       the city (Or call one via phone, e.g. +4930443322). Basic fare is € 3.50 and € 1.58 per
       kilometre. From Tegel Airport to the WZB the fare would be approximately € 25,
       from Schönefeld Airport € 30.

2. Tickets for public transport
    • Tickets can be bought at machines inside S-Bahn or U-Bahn stations or directly at the
        bus driver. Important: Tickets from machines must be validated before travelling
        using one of the validating machines (often right next to the ticket machines).
    • You can choose between
            o Single ticket (€ 2.10) valid for two hours; you may change as often as you
                need to; round or return trips are not permitted
            o Day ticket (€ 6.10) valid for unlimited travel until 3am the next day.
    • The day ticket is also available as a group ticket (€ 15.40) for up to five people.
    • There are three fare zones (A, B, C), but you will only need A and B as long as you
        travel inside Berlin. Only Schönefeld Airport lies in zone C.

3. The directions “matrix”
    • The conference venues WZB and Landesvertretung Baden-Württemberg (LV-BW) as
        well as the “Maritime” Hotel are within walking distance from each other. (see map)
    • The directions in the “matrix” are made in a way which minimizes walking and
        changing. As you can see on the map, the WZB can also easily be reached by a (very
        nice) 15 minute walk from “Potsdamer Platz” down Potsdamer Straße.
    • In the “matrix” you will sometimes find instructions like “take any westbound S-
        Bahn”. This is due to the structure of the S-Bahn network; on the east-west axis there
        are four different lines in operation, which all share the same stops inside the city
        centre. Fortunately the stops they pass are displayed on the screens at the platforms, so
        simply hop on the first train that is heading for your destination.
    • Sometimes certain lines have different final destinations than stated in the “matrix”.
        Here the same thing applies.
to:         LV-BW (conference registration)          WZB, LV-BW and Hotel “Maritim”          Hotel „Maritim pro arte“                    Hotel „Park Inn“
from:↓
LV-BW       X                                        See map.                                Take bus 200 to Michelangelostraße          Take Bus 200 to “Michelangelostraße”
                                                                                             from “Tiergartenstr.” until “Unter den      from “Tiergartenstr.” until
                                                                                             Linden/Friedrichstr”. You are at the        “Alexanderplatz”.
                                                                                             “X” just below the hotel on the map.
WZB and     See map. Walk up “Stauffenbergstr.”      X                                       Take bus M29 to “Hermanplatz” from          Take bus M29 to “Hermanplatz” from
Hotel       until you reach “Tiergartenstr.” and                                             “Gedenkstätte Dt. Widerstand” until         “Gedenkstätte Dt. Widerstand” until
“Maritim”   turn left.                                                                       “Kochstraße”. Change for U-Bahn U6          “Mendelsohn-Bartholdy-Park”.
                                                                                             to “Alt-Tegel”. Get off at                  Change for U-Bahn U2 to “Pankow”.
                                                                                             “Friedrichstraße” You are at the “U”        Get off at “Alexanderplatz”.
                                                                                             just above the hotel on the map.
Hotel       Take Bus 200 to “Zoologischer            Take U-Bahn U6 from                     X
„Maritim    Garten” from “Unter den                  “Friedrichstraße”, get off at
pro arte“   Linden/Friedrichstr” until               “Kochstraße”. Change for bus M29 to
            “Tiergartenstr.”                         “Roseneck”. Get off at “Gedenkstätte
                                                     Dt. Widerstand”
Hotel       Take Bus 200 to “Zoologischer            Take U-Bahn U2 to “Ruhleben” from                                                   X
„Park       Garten” from “Alexanderplatz” until      “Alexanderplatz” until “Mendelsohn-
Inn“        “Tiergartenstr.”                         Bartholdy-Park”. Change for bus M29
                                                     to “Roseneck” and and get off at
                                                     “Gedenkstätte Dt. Widerstand”.
Tegel       Take bus X9 to “Zoologischer Garten”     Take bus 109 to “Zoologischer           Take bus TXL to “Mollstr./Prenzlauer        Take bus TXL to “Mollstr./Prenzlauer
Airport     and change for bus 200 to                Garten” until “Kurfürstendamm”,         Allee” and get off at “Unter den            Allee” and get off at
            “Michelangelostraße” until               change for bus M29 to “Herrmanplatz”    Linden/Friedrichstr”. You are at the        “Alexanderplatz/Memhardstr.”
            “Tiergartenstr.”                         until “Gedenkstätte Dt. Widerstand”     “X” just below the hotel on the map.
Schöne-     Take S-Bahn S45 to “Westend”.            Take S-Bahn S45 to “Westend”.           Take S-Bahn S9 to “Spandau” and get         Take S-Bahn S9 to “Spandau” and get
feld        Change for S-Bahn S2 to “Buch” at        Change for S-Bahn S2 to “Buch” at       off at “Friedrichstraße.”. You are at the   off at “Alexanderplatz”.
Airport     “Südkreuz”. Get off at “Potsdamer        “Südkreuz”. Get off at “Anhalter        “S” just above the hotel on the map.
            Platz” and take Bus 200 to               Bahnhof” and take Bus M29 to
            “Zoologischer Garten” until              “Roseneck” until “Gedenkstätte Dt.
            “Tiergartenstraße”                       Widerstand”
Tempel-     Take U-Bahn U6 from “Platz der           Take U-Bahn U6 from “Platz der          Take U-Bahn U6 from “Platz der              Take U-Bahn U6 from “Platz der
hof         Luftbrücke” to “Alt-Tegel“, change at    Luftbrücke” to “Alt-Tegel“, change at   Luftbrücke” to “Alt-Tegel“ and get off      Luftbrücke” to “Alt-Tegel“, change for
Airport     „Kochstraße” for bus M29 to              „Kochstraße” for bus M29 to             at “Friedrichstraße.”. You are at the       any eastbound S-Bahn at
            „Roseneck“ until “Gedenkstätte Dt.       „Roseneck“ until “Gedenkstätte Dt.      “U” just above the hotel on the map.        „Friedrichstr.“ and get off at
            Widerstand”                              Widerstand”                                                                         „Alexanderplatz“.
Berlin      Take bus M85 to “Lichterfelde Süd”       Take bus M85 to “Lichterfelde Süd”      Take any eastbound S-Bahn and get           Take any eastbound S-Bahn and get
Haupt-      until “Varian-Fry-Straße”. Change for    until “Potsdamer Brücke”.               off at “Friedrichstraße”. You are at the    off at “Alexanderplatz”.
bahnhof     bus 200 to “Zoologischer Garten” until                                           “S” just above the hotel on the map.
            “Tiergartenstraße”.

								
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