Travel to the Venue

How to get to the Convention venue: “Bildungszentrum Elstal” (Arrival from 4.00pm on Friday 22 June 2018)

Public transport information: (website in english)

You need to buy a ticket (covering zones A-C) at the BVG counter: “Einzelfahrausweis ABC”. It costs 3,40 €

From Tegel Airport (Airport Code: TXL) to Elstal Station (Bahnhof)

Take Bus Number. 109 or  X9  (Going towards S+U Zoologischer Garten). Get off at S + U Station Jungfernheide. (Every 10 minutes, travelling time: ca. 10 min.)

Then take Regionalexpress train RE 4, direction Rathenow (every hour or from 13:00 to 20:00 every 30 min.) or Regionalbahn train RB 13, direction: Wustermark) to (train station) Elstal (travelling time ca. 20 min.). Then follow the directions below – a walk of taxi ride to the venue.

Journey time: around 30 min + transfer times

From Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (Airport code SXF) to Elstal Station (Bahnhof)

600 m walkway (follow signs „S-Bahn“) take S-Bahn Nr. S45 (direction Südkreuz) until terminal station (Berlin Südkreuz), transfer to lower platform and take Regionalexpress RE4 (direction Rathenow) to Bahnhof Elstal.

Journey time: around 1h 30 min. + transfer times

Other public transport means from Berlin to Elstal

Regional-Express RE 4, direction Rathenow is leaving in an hourly train from the following stations in Berlin:

Berlin Südkreuz (tief): 40 min. journey
Berlin Potsdamer Platz: 30 min. journey
Berlin Hauptbahnhof (tief): 25 min. journey
Berlin Jungfernheide: 20 min. journey
Berlin-Spandau: 20 min. journey

There are additional connections every 30 minutes, often with a change of train at station „Jungfernheide“ or „Spandau“ (more details see

Walk from train stop “Elstal” to the Bildungszentrum (about 15 min):
From the station platform, take the pedestrian bridge (left), in the direction of the water tower. When you get to the street, turn left and follow the road. You will see the administration building before you (yellow building on the corner). The first street to the right is Gottfried-Wilhelm-Lehmann-Strasse, from there you can easily reach the administration building. The second street is Eduard-Scheve-Allee which leads to the guest office.

Unfortunately Berlin taxi drivers will not take a fare as the journey is too short.

walk from station

From Train station to Elstal by Bus:
There is Bus No. 668 going to the Elstal Bildungszentrum every hour, taking 2 minutes to reach there. Leaving times on Friday 15:40, 16:40, 17:40 etc. Leaving times at Sunday are 13:25, 14:25 etc.

Walk from the bus stop “Eduard-Scheve-Allee” to the Bildungszentrum (about 5 min): Walk towards the crossroad. From there you can already see the campus. The first street is Eduard-Scheve-Allee which leads to the guest office.

By car:

Take the A10 to Hamburg: Exit „Berlin-Spandau“. Take the road B5 to Dallgow / Berlin-Spandau until you reach exit „Bildungszentrum / Olympisches Dorf“. Go left and follow the road until the end (passing former tank garages). Turn right and immediately left again (Bahnhofstraße). And turn left once more to reach Eduard-Scheve-Allee.

road map