Berlin is centrally located within Europe and with its excellent train and ﬂight connections is easily reachable.
Arriving by plane
Berlin’s new “Willy Brandt” airport, situated next to the existing Berlin-Schoenefeld airport, is scheduled to open in 2018. By taxi, it is about 15 minutes from the congress venue.
Alternatively, there are several public transport variants that will take you from the airport to the congress center.
Arriving by train
ICE (Inter City Express) trains stop at Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Berlin Ostbahnhof. From Ostbahnhof, it is a 10 minutes ride by S-Bahn to get to “Sonnenallee”, the stop serving the Congress center.From Hauptbahnhof, it takes about 20 minutes by S-Bahn.
(see www.bahn.de for details)
Travelling within Berlin or the Berlin metroplitan area
Berlin has a large and eﬃcient public transport network comprising buses, trams, ferries, U-Bahn (underground), S-Bahn (local railway), and regional trains. They are all part of the Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (the public transport authority for Berlin and Brandenburg), or VBB for short, and can be used with the same ticket.
(see www.vbb.de for details).