Accommodation and Travel

The conference will be held at the Seminaris Campus Hotel, located directly on the campus of the Freie Universtität Berlin.

The most convenient option for conference attendees is to stay in the Seminaris Campus.

 

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Special Offer

Together with ACM, we have arranged a special rate for DEBS 2012 participants. The rates for DEBS 2012 attendees are as follows:

  • Double room for single occupancy 79 € / day
  • Double room for two persons 114 € / day

The offer includes:

  • Accommodation in double rooms
  • Seminaris buffet breakfast
  • Free use of health and fitness club
  • Free access to wired LAN in hotel room
  • Service & VAT

Please visit the Seminaris Campus Hotel's booking site in order to make a reservation. For the special rate, please enter the booking code "DEBS2012" into the "Further requests" field.

Note: The number of rooms offered at this special rate is limited. The special rate is only available unil June 14, 2012. We recommend booking as early as possible.

 

 

Welcome to Berlin

Welcome to Berlin, a world city of culture, politics, media, and science. Berlin is the capital city of Germany, and, with a population of 3.49 million people, Germany's largest city. Located in northeastern Germany, it is the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has 4.4 million residents from over 190 nations. Located in the European Plains, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Around one third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes.

[source: Wikipedia]

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Arriving by Airplane

Berlin's two airports Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF) are connected to many major cities in Europe and to world-wide destinations via Germany's air traffic hubs Frankfurt and Munich.

Getting from the airports to the conference venue

From Tegel (TXL):

By taxi: A taxi ride from Tegel airport to Berlin-Dahlem takes about 20 minutes and costs approximately 30 Euros.

By public transport: A ride to the conference venue (subway station "Dahlem-Dorf") by bus and subway takes about 35 minutes and costs 2.30 Euros (zone AB).

The bus station is located at the entrance to the main hall (terminals A and B).

From Line Direction Get off at
Tegel airport
X9 (Bus) Zoologischer Garten
Jakob-Kaiser-Platz (~4 mins.)
Jakob-Kaiser-Platz U 7 (subway, "U-Bahn") Rudow Fehrbelliner Platz (~11 mins.)
Fehrbelliner Platz U 3 (subway, "U-Bahn") Krumme Lanke Dahlem-Dorf (~8 mins.)


You need to buy a ticket for zones AB at one of the ticket machines available at the bus station or directly from the bus driver. Do not forget to stamp your ticket using the yellow ticket validation machine.

 

From Schönefeld (SXF):

By taxi: A taxi ride from Schönefeld airport to Berlin-Dahlem takes 30 minutes and costs approximately 40 Euros.

By train: Berlin Schönefeld Airport is connected to Berlin's regional railway system. A ride to the conference venue takes 45 minutes and costs 3.00 Euros (zone ABC).

Please note that until further progress of the new airport infrastructure, the S-Bahn station remains in 10 minutes walking distance from the arrival hall.

In order to get to Berlin-Dahlem, you need to change trains twice:

From Line Direction Get off at
Airport train station
track 13
S 45 (suburban train, "S-Bahn") Bundesplatz Südkreuz (~21 mins.)
track 11
Südkreuz
track 11
S 41 (S-Bahn)
Ringbahn Heidelberger Platz (~7 mins.)
Heidelberger Platz U 3 (subway, "U-Bahn") Krumme Lanke

Dahlem-Dorf (~6 mins.)


You need to buy a ticket for zones ABC at one of the ticket machines available at the the lower level of the train station. Do not forget to stamp your ticket using the yellow ticket validation machine.

Alternative Hotels in the Area

Best Western Premier Hotel Steglitz International****
Albrechtstrasse 2
12165 Berlin
Homepage: www.si-hotel.com
7 minutes bus trip from hotel to conference venue

Steigenberger Hotel Berlin*****
Los-Angeles-Platz 1
10789 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 - 21 27 0
Homepage: www.steigenberger.com
12 minutes by subway (direct connection)

Alsterhof****
Augsburger Straße 5
10789 Berlin   
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 - 21 24 27 19   
Homepage: www.alsterhof.com
12 minutes by subway (direct connection)

Best Western Hotel President****
An der Urania 16-18
10787 Berlin   
Homepage: www.hotel-president-berlin.de
14 minutes by subway (direct connection)

Hostels

Happy Bed Hostel
Körnerstraße 53
12169 Berlin
Homepage: www.happybed.de

7 minutes bus trip from hostel to conference venue

Single room with en suite bathroom 30 € /with shared bathroom 19,50 € per person/night
Double room 25 € / 15,50 € per person/night
Triple (shared bathroom only) 14,50 € per person/night
4-6 beds/room 11 € per person/night
Breakfast, bed linnen, cleaning, and taxes included.

Further Information

There are more than 700 hotels and hostels located in Berlin. For more information, please refer to Berlin's official tourist information web site at http://hotel.berlin.de.