Plan Your Trip

How can you get to Berlin?

By Air:

International and domestic carriers fly to Berlins two major airports, Schönefeld and Tegel.

Schönefeld Airport (SXF)* is located southeast of Berlin and is connected to the city through S-Trains (S9, S45) and regional trains (approx. 45 mins / 4 Euro)

Tegel Airport (TXL)* is in the northwest of Berlin, busses TXL, X9, 109 and 128 connect the airport to the city centre (20 mins, 2,70 Euro)

*we are aware of the airport changes, and will update this information accordingly soon

By Train:

Trains from German and European cities to Berlin can be booked through the german railway company on


The central train station, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, as well as Südkreuz offer easy connections to the university.

By Bus:

If you are travelling from other parts of Germany or Europe to Berlin, the bus is often an affordable and at times, also a convenient option. The central bus station is located on the circle line in the west of Berlin.

You can compare bus prices on

Getting around in Berlin

Berlin's public transport system consists of Subway trains (S-Bahn), Underground trains (U-Bahn), Buses, and tram lines (Straßebahn) in the former eastern part of the city.

The transport network is divided into three zones (A/B/C). The circle line runs around the city between zones A and B.

Tickets can be bought at BVG counters or machines at the stations or on the bus (only cash!), or with the BVG app "FahrInfo Plus".


More information is available on


Where to stay?

We have negotiated special rates at the following hotels. Both are located in nice neighbourhoods in the western part of Berlin and are well connected to the university through the U3 line.

Hotel Seifert

Book your room in this hotel before March 15 for rates ranging from 85 Euro (small single room) to 125 Euro (comfort double), including breakfast buffet. Book by calling +49 30 884 191-0 or writing to, using the booking code "GBAS20".

Mercure Hotel Berlin Mitte

The Mercure Hotel Berlin Mitte offers rooms at rates of 109 Euro / 135 Euro for single / double rooms including breakfast. Book your room directly with the hotel on or +49 30 516 513 0, using the booking code "business anthropology".

Other options:

Berlin has plenty of comfortable and interesting hostels worth a visit, or you can check out home-sharing services or couchsurfing. Feel free to get in touch with us if you need help or recommendations.


The University

The Freie Universität Berlin is located in Dahlem in the southwest of Berlin. It can be reached with the subway line U3. The main building is a 5 minute walk from the station "U Dahlem Dorf".

We will continue updating this site with useful information for you as we approach the summit.

Should you have any questions regarding your stay in Berlin, don't hesitate to contact us, we will do our best to help you!