EPICS Meeting Spring '02 - Travel Directions


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-- Travel Directions

The Dorint hotel is on site between the S-Bahn station in Adlershof and the BESSY building (see lower map), so the travel directions are the same as for the BESSY site.

Tegel Airport to City Centre (ibis)

Travel time: approx. 50 min.

Take Bus X9 (express line) to S+U-Bahn station Zoologischer Garten (22 minutes). From the S-Bahn platform you are going east, i.e. from the track that is closer to the middle of the station and the railway tracks. You may take any train that is going east, i.e. headed for Schönefeld, Ahrensfelde, Wartenberg, Erkner, Strausberg Nord, Ostkreuz...
They all go through Alexanderplatz (6 stations, 12 minutes), where you get off. Take the exit marked "Dirksenstraße" and turn left.

Depending on your luggage you can either turn right at Karl-Liebknecht-Str. and walk to the hotel, take one of the buses (100, 157, 200, 348) at the station under the bridge (your side of the street) for two stations and walk from Mollstraße, or use a taxi for this short transfer.
If you hail a taxi from the street (NOT from the stand!) you can get a Short Ride tariff ("Kurzstrecke": € 3 for 2 km) that will be enough to get you to the ibis hotel (red circle on the map).

Tegel Airport to BESSY (Dorint)

Travel time: approx. 1 hr. 20 min.

Take Bus X9 (express line) to S+U-Bahn station Zoologischer Garten (22 minutes). From the S-Bahn platform you are going east, i.e. from the track that is closer to the middle of the station and the railway tracks. Trains there go to Schönefeld, Ahrensfelde, Wartenberg, Erkner, Strausberg Nord, Ostkreuz...
The train connections are every ten minutes and intermittent: a direct connection is followed by a connection with changing trains and vice versa.

The algorithm is as follows:
  • Note where the next train is headed and take it.
  • If it is an S9 train going to Schönefeld (Airport), you are lucky. This is the direct connection. Ride this train to Adlershof.
  • If it is any other train, ride nine stations to "Warschauer Straße" and get out there. From Warschauer Straße take the next S9 to Schönefeld or the S6 to Zeuthen, whatever comes first. Ride this train to Adlershof.

    Get off the train at Adlershof. Take the exit at the beginning of the platform, i.e. where you came from.

    Leaving the station main entrance turn left, and immediately left again, so that you enter Rudower Chaussee walking under the bridge. Walk straight on Rudower Chaussee and continue straight after crossing Agastraße until you're in front of the Dorint hotel (blue square on the map).

    City Centre (ibis) to BESSY (Dorint)

    Travel time: approx. 50 min. - Train connections are every ten minutes during the day.

    From the hotel (red circle on the upper map), walk downhill to Alexanderplatz. At the intersection of Mollstr. you can also take any of the buses (100, 157, 200, 348) for two stations (see map).
    Immediately before the S-Bahn bridge, turn left into the small dead end street (Dirksenstraße). After a few steps, the entrance to the station will be at your right. Be careful to get onto the S-Bahn platform (Alexanderplatz side), as there are railway platforms also (on the TV tower side).

    The train connections are intermittent: a direct connection is followed by a connection with changing trains and vice versa. You are going south east, i.e. from the track that is closer to the middle of the station and the railway platforms. Trains there go to Schönefeld, Ahrensfelde, Wartenberg, Erkner, Strausberg Nord, Ostkreuz ...

    The algorithm is as follows:
  • Note where the next train is headed and take it.
  • If it is an S9 train going to Schönefeld (Airport), you are lucky. This is the direct connection. Ride this train to Adlershof.
  • If it is any other train, ride three stations to "Warschauer Straße" and get out there. From Warschauer Straße take the next S9 to Schönefeld or the S6 to Zeuthen, whatever comes first. Ride this train to Adlershof.

    Get off the train at Adlershof. Take the exit in the middle of the platform. (If you see a sign with the description of the walk to BESSY when going down the stairs, you are right.)

    Cross the Tram tracks and take the walkway that continues almost straight crossing the "MediaCity" site.

    After a few minutes you are at Agastraße facing the "Praxiszentrum Adlershof". Take a right on Agastr. and a left at the next intersection into Albert-Einstein-Straße.

    Walk straight until you reach the BESSY building (red circle on the lower map). The main entrance is on your left between the administration building and the storage ring hall.

    BESSY (Dorint) to City Centre (ibis)

    Travel time: approx. 50 min. - Train connections are every ten minutes during the day.

    Walk from BESSY to the S-Bahn station Adlershof:
    Follow Einstein-Straße to Agastraße, try an elegant right-left combination and continue straight through the "MediaCity" to the station.

    The train connections are intermittent: a direct connection is followed by a connection with changing trains and vice versa. You are going north west, i.e. from the track that is facing to the road. Trains there go to Westend, Westkreuz, Warschauer Straße, Schönhauser Allee...

    The algorithm is as follows:
  • Take the S9 to Westkreuz (Westkreuz, NOT Westend - the difference is small but important) or the S6 to Warschauer Straße, whatever is first.
  • If you're in a S9 train going to Westkreuz, you are lucky. This is the direct connection. Ride this train to Alexanderplatz.
  • If it is the S6, ride all the way to "Warschauer Straße" and get out there. (There are platforms on both sides; take the exit on the right hand side.)
    You can take any train continuing west, except the trains to Ostbahnhof - these go in the right direction, but just one more stop, which is not enough. Any train going to Westkreuz, Spandau, Potsdam, or Grunewald will do. Ride this train three stations to Alexanderplatz, get off there.
    Take the exit marked "Dirksenstraße" and turn left.

    Depending on your condition and the time of day you can either turn right at Karl-Liebknecht-Str. and walk to the hotel, take one of the buses (100, 157, 200, 348) at the station under the bridge (your side of the street) for two stations and walk from Mollstraße, or use a taxi for this short transfer.
    If you hail a taxi from the street (NOT from the stand!) you can get a Short Ride tariff ("Kurzstrecke": € 3 for 2 km) that will be enough to get you to the ibis hotel (red circle on the upper map).

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