Travel and Accommodation

Please note: The information on this page, in particular the hotel addresses, will be updated regularly.

How to get to the Free University

The GAP.6 conference will be held in the main building of the Free University (the so-called “Rost- und Silberlaube”). The address is:

Freie Universität Berlin
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin

The Free University is located southwest of the city centre (district of Zehlendorf/Dahlem). It is very well connected to the public transport system.

A map of the area, including public transport stations, can be viewed here.

Buses X11 and M11 (for instance from S-Bahnhof Lichterfelde West, line S1) stop right in front of the „Silberlaube“ (stop: Hittorfstraße). A 5-minute walk takes you from U-Bahnhof Thielplatz (line U3) to the “Silberlaube”.

The public transport company offers an excellent timetable service (enter destination stop: Hittorfstraße or Thielplatz).

Journey times by public transport: from S+U Bhf. Zoologischer Garten to Thielplatz 20 minutes
from S+U Bhf. Alexanderplatz to Thielplatz 40 minutes
from S+U Bhf. Friedrichstraße to Thielplatz 40 minutes
from S+U Bhf. Rathaus Steglitz (Hotel Ravenna and Steglitz International) to Thielplatz 15 minutes

If you are arriving by car, you will find a car park near the „Silberlaube“ (entrance from Otto-von-Simson-Straße or Fabeckstraße).

Arrival in Berlin

- by rail:
Inter City Express trains stop at the new central station ("Berlin Hauptbahnhof") or Ostbahnhof. Information and booking here.

- by air:
Berlin has three airports: hat drei Flughäfen: Berlin Tegel (TXF) lies north of the city centre, Berlin-Tempelhof (THF) is a city airport in the centre, and Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) lies southeast of Berlin. All three airports are very well connected to the public transport system. Timetable information and route planner here.

- by car:
You can use to plan your journey. Maps of Berlin can be found here.


Hotels and general tourist information:

Youth hostels:

The following hotels are located very close to the Free University:

Best Western
Steglitz International
Albrechtstr. 2
D-12165 Berlin
Tel. +49(0)30-790050
Fax +49(0)30-79005550

Ravenna Hotel
Grunewaldstr. 8-9
12165 Berlin
Telefon: +49 (0)30 79091 0
Reservierung: +49 (0) 30 79091100
Telefax: +49 (0)30 7924412

A limited number of rooms are available for participants in the following hotels. Please book your room directly with the hotel and mention "GAP.6".

Very central, approx. 25 min. to the university:
Suitehotel Berlin Potsdamer Platz
Anhalter Strasse 2
10963 Berlin
Tel :(+49)30/200560
Fax :(+49)30/20056200

Close to the city centre (Berlin-Mitte), approx. 40 min. to the university:
Ibis Ostbahnhof
An der Schillingbrücke 2
10243 Berlin
Tel : (+49)30/257600
Fax : (+49)30/25760333

Very close to the university, approx. 10 min. on foot:
Residenz 2000 Aparthotel Lichterfelde
Unter den Eichen 96
12205 Berlin
Telefon (030) 84 41 51-0
Telefax (030) 84 41 51-20

Very central, approx. 25 min. to the university:
Residenz 2000 Hotel Schöneberg
Potsdamer Str. 129
10783 Berlin
Telefon (030) 2 36 37-0
Telefax (030) 2 36 37-103

Very conveniently situated in Berlin-Kreuzberg, approx. 45 min. to the university:
Motel One Berlin Mitte
Prinzenstraße 40
10969 Berlin
Telefon: + 49/30/70 07 98 00
Fax: + 49/30/70 07 98 01