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Getting There

The EHB 2017 will take place in the InterCityHotel, right next to Berlin Central Station: InterCityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof Katharina-Paulus-Straße 5 10557 Berlin Germany > see the hotel website for further informations. The easiest way to get there is by train. You can check the website of Deutsche Bahn (DB), the German railway service, for train connections to "Berlin Hbf" (= Berlin Hauptbahnhof = Berlin Central Station). If you want to come by air, you can fly into one of Berlin's two airports: Berlin-Tegel airport (TXL) is linked to Berlin Hbf by frequent connections on the bus line TXL. The bus trip takes about 20 minutes and requires a "Berlin AB" ticket. Berlin-Schönefeld airport (SXF) is connected to Berlin Hbf by regional trains (RB or RE) that run approximately every 20 minutes. The train trip takes about 30 minutes and requires a "Berlin ABC" ticket. Overall, Tegel is the more convenient airport, but many low-cost airlines fly into Schönefeld from various European destinations (note: both airports can be a little crowded; they were supposed to be replaced by “BER”, the new Berlin Airport some years ago, but the construction is not finished yet…)  The DB website covers all train and public transport connections within Germany, including public transportation within Berlin. So for detailed travel information, you can just go there and search for connections from "TXL" or "SXF" to "Berlin Hbf". For intercontinental travelers who hate changing planes, one option may be to fly into Frankfurt/Main airport (FRA) and take the high-speed train to Berlin. The train trip takes about 4.5 hours. Again, check the DB website for connections.

Getting Around

Berlin has a dense public transportation network consisting of light rail ("S-Bahn"), subway trains ("U-Bahn"), trams, and buses. It is run by BVG and organized into the fare zones A, B, and C; see the network map. The hotel is in zone A, and the TXL and SXF airports are in zones B and C, which is why you will need to buy a single-fare "Berlin AB" ticket (for EUR 2.70) from TXL and a "Berlin ABC" ticket (for EUR 3.30) from SXF to get to the hotel from there. Note: When you check in at the hotel, you will receive day passes for Berlin ABC for the days of your stay for free. So the only ticket you'll have to buy is the single-fare ticket from the airport to the hotel. You can buy it from a kiosk or machine at the airport, or from the bus driver (but not on the train).

Tourist Information

Berlin is one of the culture and history capitals of the world, and it is well worth spending a bit of time before or after the EHB rally to take in the sights. The Reichstag building (seat of the federal parliament of Germany), the Brandenburg gate, the Holocaust Memorial, the Naturkunde-Museum  (dinosaurs! see Wikipedia), and the Museum of Medical History of the Charité are all within a 10- 15 min walking distance of the hotel. Note that you can visit the glass dome on top of the Reichstag for free, but you'll need to register in advance. If you want to explore beyond the immediate neighborhood, good starting points may be the official tourism website of the City of Berlin or one of the many online guidebooks, such as Wikitravel, Lonely Planet, or Fodor's Travel Guide. There are also many guided tours that are operated in English or other languages, but we do not know any of these from personal experience. So we'd recommend to perhaps check reviews on the Internet.   .

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Local Information

Getting There

The EHB 2017 will take place in the InterCityHotel, right next to Berlin Central Station: InterCityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof Katharina-Paulus-Straße 5 10557 Berlin Germany > see the hotel website for further informations. The easiest way to get there is by train. You can check the website of Deutsche Bahn (DB), the German railway service, for train connections to "Berlin Hbf" (= Berlin Hauptbahnhof = Berlin Central Station). If you want to come by air, you can fly into one of Berlin's two airports: Berlin-Tegel airport (TXL) is linked to Berlin Hbf by frequent connections on the bus line TXL. The bus trip takes about 20 minutes and requires a "Berlin AB" ticket. Berlin-Schönefeld airport (SXF) is connected to Berlin Hbf by regional trains (RB or RE) that run approximately every 20 minutes. The train trip takes about 30 minutes and requires a "Berlin ABC" ticket. Overall, Tegel is the more convenient airport, but many low-cost airlines fly into Schönefeld from various European destinations (note: both airports can be a little crowded; they were supposed to be replaced by “BER”, the new Berlin Airport some years ago, but the construction is not finished yet…)  The DB website covers all train and public transport connections within Germany, including public transportation within Berlin. So for detailed travel information, you can just go there and search for connections from "TXL" or "SXF" to "Berlin Hbf". For intercontinental travelers who hate changing planes, one option may be to fly into Frankfurt/Main airport (FRA) and take the high-speed train to Berlin. The train trip takes about 4.5 hours. Again, check the DB website for connections.

Getting Around

Berlin has a dense public transportation network consisting of light rail ("S-Bahn"), subway trains ("U-Bahn"), trams, and buses. It is run by BVG and organized into the fare zones A, B, and C; see the network map. The hotel is in zone A, and the TXL and SXF airports are in zones B and C, which is why you will need to buy a single-fare "Berlin AB" ticket (for EUR 2.70) from TXL and a "Berlin ABC" ticket (for EUR 3.30) from SXF to get to the hotel from there. Note: When you check in at the hotel, you will receive day passes for Berlin ABC for the days of your stay for free. So the only ticket you'll have to buy is the single-fare ticket from the airport to the hotel. You can buy it from a kiosk or machine at the airport, or from the bus driver (but not on the train).

Tourist Information

Berlin is one of the culture and history capitals of the world, and it is well worth spending a bit of time before or after the EHB rally to take in the sights. The Reichstag building (seat of the federal parliament of Germany), the Brandenburg gate, the Holocaust Memorial, the Naturkunde-Museum (dinosaurs! see Wikipedia), and the Museum of Medical History of the Charité are all within a 10-15 min walking distance of the hotel. Note that you can visit the glass dome on top of the Reichstag for free, but you'll need to register in advance. If you want to explore beyond the immediate neighborhood, good starting points may be the official tourism website of the City of Berlin or one of the many online guidebooks, such as Wikitravel, Lonely Planet, or Fodor's Travel Guide. There are also many guided tours that are operated in English or other languages, but we do not know any of these from personal experience. So we'd recommend to perhaps check reviews on the Internet.   .

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