Centrally located, with two city airports and Europe’s largest central train station, Berlin is easily and affordably accessed and has direct flight connections with more than 115 European airports.
Berlin is a very lively cosmopolitan city which offers something for everyone – whether you are interested in restaurants and nightlife or prefer the diverse cultural landscape with museums, concerts, opera and theatre, this city is the place to be!
However, Berlin is not your typical metropolis: with 7% of its surface area made up of water, it has Europe’s largest network of lakes, canals and rivers, and 1700 bridges. Berlin is also Europe’s greenest city with 18% of its 890 square kilometres made up of parks, inner-city forests and botanical gardens.
Berlin offers its own regional cuisine ranging from fast food such as “Currywurst” and “Boulette” to traditional and classic home cooking. Besides its own regional specialties, Berlin also offers excellent international cuisine serving exquisite meals from around the world thus reflecting the city’s diversity. With over 12,000 restaurants there is not one culinary choice you will not find in Berlin!
When visiting Berlin in the winter, we also highly recommend a visit to one of Berlin’s many Christmas markets. The Christmas Market at the Gedächtniskirche is within a few minutes walking distance of the conference venue on Breitscheidplatz, just off of Budapester Strasse.
A detailed map of Berlin can be found here.
Getting more for your Euro: The insider tip for economical transportation in Berlin is the Berlin WelcomeCard. Not only does it offer a public transport ticket for unlimited travel on 2, 3 or 5 days in Berlin or in Berlin and Potsdam, but also great savings of up to 50% on over 140 tourist attractions and cultural highlights.
Get your Berlin WelcomeCard here.
David Padmore, TVT, UK