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Travel advice

Travelling to Berlin:

For details about Berlin's airports, train stations and main bus stations:
http://www.berlin.de/en/airports-and-stations/

Transport facilities and travel around Berlin:

The most useful website for travel within Berlin is BVG (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe): https://www.bvg.de/en/Welcome

Travel Information: Journey planner, city map, route map, traffic information, stops and stations etc:
http://www.bvg.de/en/Travel-information

Fare overview for tourists (7-day ABC ticket is recommended), where to buy tickets etc:
https://shop.bvg.de/index.php/tickets

See also: http://www.berlin.de/en/public-transportation/

Berlin fare zones

The city of Berlin and its surrounding suburbs are organized into three tariff zones A, B and C. You can buy tickets for the combined zones AB, BC or ABC, as needed.

Zone A: Berlin's inner city up to and including the S-Bahn (urban rail) ring.
Zone B: outside the S-Bahn (urban rail) ring up to the city boundary; Airport Berlin Tegel TXL is located in this zone.
Zone C: Greater Berlin area (approx. 15 km around the city of Berlin), including the City of Potsdam and Airport Berlin Schönefeld SFX.

How to get to the conference venue:

The conference venue in the Ethnological Museum is in the Dahlem quarter of south-west Berlin. The nearest station, Dahlem-Dorf on train line U3 (U-Bahn 3) in zone B, is just 3 minutes’ walk to the Museum.

entrance to the metro stop U Dahlem-Dorf
Entrance to the metro stop U Dahlem-Dorf (photo: R Ranft)

From Tegel Airport (TXL) to Dahlem
By taxi: Taxis cost approximately ca. 30 € / ca. 15 km / 20 minutes

By public transport (total time: 35 minutes from Airport to Dahlem). Single Ticket AB – 2,80 € can be bought in buses, or from ticket machines outside the airport:

  1. Take bus X9 (direction: Zoologischer Garten) to the first stop, Jakob-Kaiser-Platz.
  2. Switch there to the U-Bahn 7 (direction: Rudow) and go 8 stops to Fehrbelliner Platz
  3. Switch to U-Bahn 3 (direction: Krumme Lanke) and go 5 stops to Dahlem-Dorf

From Schönefeld Airport (SXF) to Dahlem

By taxi: Taxis cost approximately ca. 45 € / ca. 25 km / 30 minutes

By public transport (total time: 1 hour from Airport to Dahlem). Single Ticket BC – 3.10 €, to be bought in buses, or from ticket machines outside the airport:

  1. Take bus X7 (nonstop or Bus 171 to U-Bahn Rudow
  2. Switch there to the U-Bahn 7 (direction Rathaus Spandau) and go 23 stops to Fehrbelliner Platz (35 Minutes from Rudow)
  3. Switch to the U-Bahn 3 (direction: Krumme Lanke) and go 5 stops to Dahlem-Dorf

From city centre to Dahlem
Single Ticket AB – 2.80 €. Buy in buses or from ticket machines at U-Bahn/S-Bahn

From Tegel Airport (TXL) to Berlin city centre
Single Ticket AB – 2,80 €. Buy in buses or from ticket machines outside Airport 

From Schönefeld Airport (SXF) to Berlin city centre
Single Ticket ABC – 3,40 €. Buy in buses or from ticket machines or S-Bahn.

Ethnological Museum Berlin Dahlem, Lansstraße 8, 14195 Berlin