Wikimedia Conference 2011/Getting there

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How to get to the Heinrich-Böll-StiftungEdit

The conference will take place in the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (address: Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin; Google Maps, OpenStreetMap). The closest train station is S+U Friedrichstraße, you can get there quite easily from just about anywhere in Berlin.

Airport Tegel to Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung:

Airport Tegel ---> Bus line TXL direction S+U Alexanderplatz ---> bus stop Karlplatz

Airport Schönefeld to Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung:

Airport Schönefeld ---> regional train lines RB14/RE7 direction Nauen (RB14), Dessau or Belzig (RE7) ---> train station S+U Friedrichstraße

S+U Hauptbahnhof (central station) to Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung:

S+U Hauptbahnhof ---> Bus line TXL direction S+U Alexanderplatz ---> bus stop Karlplatz
S+U Hauptbahnhof ---> S-Bahn lines S3 (direction Erkner), S5 (direction Strausberg), S7 (direction Ahrensfelde) or S75 (direction Wartenberg) ---> train station S+U Friedrichstraße

Bax Pax Hostel to Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Go by feet, it's about 5 to 10 minutes. Follow the Ziegelstraße until the main street called Friedrichstraße, go right until the next intersection and take the street to the left (Reinhardtstraße). Follow Reinhardtstraße until the intersection with Albrechtstraße (there is a small square too) and go right. In front of you there should be a big glass building, it's the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. (Google Maps link)

How to get to the Bax Pax HostelEdit

Most of the participants are accommodated in the Bax Pax Hostel (address: Ziegelstraße 28, 10117 Berlin; Google Maps). The closest train station is S+U Friedrichstraße (regional and suburban trains) or U Oranienburger Tor (underground).

Airport Tegel to Bax Pax Hostel:

Airport Tegel ---> Bus line 128 direction Osloer Straße ---> bus stop U Kurt-Schumacher-Platz. There you change to the underground line U6 in direction Alt-Mariendorf until U Oranienburger Tor. Go along Friedrichstraße (towards the south) and turn left to Ziegelstraße.

Airport Schönefeld to Bax Pax Hostel:

Airport Schönefeld ---> regional train lines RB14/RE7 direction Nauen (RB14), Dessau or Belzig (RE7) ---> train station S+U Friedrichstraße. From there you should walk a while in northern direction on Friedrichstraße, cross the river and turn right to Ziegelstraße.

S+U Hauptbahnhof (central station) to Bax Pax Hostel:

S+U Hauptbahnhof ---> S-Bahn lines S3 (direction Erkner), S5 (direction Strausberg), S7 (direction Ahrensfelde) or S75 (direction Wartenberg) ---> train station S+U Friedrichstraße. From there you should walk a while in northern direction on Friedrichstraße, cross the river and turn right to Ziegelstraße.

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung to Bax Pax Hostel

Go by feet, it's about 5 to 10 minutes. Follow the Reinhardtstraße until the main street called Friedrichstraße, go right until the next intersection and take the street to the left (Ziegelstraße, on the right of Friedrichstadtpalast building). Follow the Ziegelstraße some meters and you'll see the Hostel's sign. (Google Maps link)

How to get to Home Base LoungeEdit

On Friday evening there will be a nice get-together of the Conference and chapter folks with local Wikipedians and other guests, it will take place in the Home Base Lounge (address: Köthener Str. 44, 10963 Berlin, Google Maps) close to the famous Potsdamer Platz square. The closest train station is S+U Potsdamer Platz. (Facebook event, Foursquare venue)

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung to Home Base Lounge:

The best idea would be to hoof it! :) Turn left and follow the Schumannstraße until the intersection with Luisenstraße. Turn left again and follow the Luisenstraße straight on (after a while, passing the river, it's called Wilhelmstraße) until the big avenue Unter den Linden. Turning right you can see the famous Brandenburger Tor. Pass it and behind the gate turn left to Ebertstraße. Follow the Ebertstraße a while (passing the US Embassy and the Holocaust memorial) and you'll reach the square Potsdamer Platz. Pass the intersection and follow the street (now it's called Stresemannstraße) straight on. Behind the big red building turn right, the street is called Köthener Straße. On the left side you should see a big (grey) building, on the groudn floor is the entrance to the Home Base Lounge.

S+U Friedrichstraße to Home Base Lounge:

For the lazy people:
S+U Friedrichstraße ---> S-Bahn lines S1 (direction Wannsee/Zehlendorf), S2 (direction Lichtenrade/Blankenfelde) or S25 (direction Lichterfelde Süd/Teltow Stadt) ---> train station S+U Potsdamer Platz. From there you should walk a while in southern direction. Behind the big red building turn to the right, the street is called Köthener Straße. On the left side you should see a big (grey) building, on the groudn floor is the entrance to the Home Base Lounge.

From other locationsEdit

Please use the BVG Journey Planner to find out how to get to S+U Friedrichstraße from other locations in and around Berlin.