Planning your journey

The following key information is provided to enable you to make your travel arrangements early for your stay in Berlin and thus obtain discounted air and train tickets and hotel rates:

Preliminary conference timetable

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Pre-conference registration, from 3.00 p.m. until 7.00 p.m.

Monday, August 4, 2014
Registration and trade exhibition from 8.00 a.m., conference starts at 9.00 a.m. and ends at 6.00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Registration and trade exhibition from 8.00 a.m., conference starts at 9.00 a.m. and ends at 6.00 p.m.
In the evening: optional entertainment event:
Big summer party on the occasion of the 60th FIT birthday.
All congress participants are invited, guests are welcome. Come and celebrate with us!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Registration and trade exhibition from 8.00 a.m., conference starts at 9.00 a.m. and ends at 3.30 p.m. 

Hotels

For your convenience, we have arranged preferential rates at a selection of hotels in Berlin. Most of the hotels are situated around Wittenbergplatz square, right in the centre of West Berlin, at walking distance from the world-famous Kurfürstendamm and the KaDeWe department store. There is a direct Underground service from the Wittenbergplatz Underground station to the Thielplatz station near the Congress venue.

Please make your bookings through the hotel booking portal set up for the Congress by our conference partner HRS.

Go to hotel booking portal for the FIT XXth World Congress

HRS Portal englisch

 

Arrival

Currently, Berlin has two airports: Tegel International Airport (TXL) and Schönefeld Airport (SXF).
SXF is located in the southeast of Berlin, a bit more than an hour away from the congress venue, which is located in the southwest of Berlin. From TXL, it takes about 45 minutes to get to the Congress.

The XXth FIT World Congress will be held at the Henry Ford Building of the Freie Universität Berlin in Berlin-Dahlem. Address: Freie Universität Berlin, Henry Ford Bau, Garystrasse 35, 14195 Berlin.

The closest underground station is U-Thielplatz (U 3)*.

Here you can find information on public transportation in Berlin, including information about current diversions or delays: http://www.bvg.de/index.php/en/index.html

* U station Thielplatz does not have an elevator. For an accessible way to the Congress, please use bus line 110 (leaving e.g. from U-Uhlandstr. in West Berlin) to "Bitscher Str".

TAXI companies can be reached by phone at +49 (0)30 44 33 22, or +49 (0)30 20 20 20.