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Plan Your Trip

How can you get to Berlin?

By Air:

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

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 (Berlin ZOB) 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 (Straßenbahn) 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 are looking for hotels in Berlin that will accommodate GBAS21 attendees at special rates and will post them here soon.

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 get in touch, we will do our best to help you!

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