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travel, conference location and other useful information

Conference location

The 2008 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change will take place in the Henry-Ford-Bau at Freie Universität Berlin, which is located in the Dahlem area in the south-western district of Berlin-Zehlendorf. For orientation, please see here: or

How to get to the conference venue

Arriving by plane:
There are three airports in Berlin: Tegel (TXL), Schönefeld (SXF), and Tempelhof (THF). Most international flights arrive at Tegel or Schönefeld. Both airports can be reached by public transportation.
From Tegel Airport, take the Airport Express Bus X9 to Station “Jakob-Kaiser-Platz”. Change to subway line U7 (direction “Rudow”) until stop “Fehrbelliner Platz”. There change to subway line U3 (direction “Krumme Lanke”). Exit at station “Dahlem-Dorf”.
From Schönefeld Airport, take the metropolitan train (S-Bahn, marked by green "S" signs) S 45 (direction “S+U Hermannstraße”) to Station “S+U Neukölln”. From Station “S+U Neukölln”, take line S 41 (direction “Schöneberg”) until “Heidelberger Platz”. There change to subway line U3 (direction “Krumme Lanke”) and exit at “Thielplatz”.

Arriving by train:
All trains arrive or stop at the new Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). From there, either take a taxi or use public transportation to get to your hotel. The section on hotel information below explains about how to get to each hotel from Central Station.

If you travel by public transportation, take city train S 75 (direction “Spandau Bhf”) to station “Berlin Zoologischer Garten”. Change to Subway Line U9 (direction “Rathaus Steglitz”). At station “Spichernstraße”, change to subway line U3 (direction “Krumme Lanke”) and get off at station “Thielplatz”.
You will also find details on transportation specific to your hotel in our hotel information.

Local transport system

Information regarding the local transport system you can find at:

subway map (download)

CO2 Emissions Offsetting

The Berlin Conference Committee would like to inform about how to reduce the impact on the climate. Carbon Offsetting is a service that helps to neutralize CO2 being generated by travelling. It does this by ´offsetting´ the greenhouse gas emissions, such as CO2, from human activities by reducing an equivalent amount of CO2 on our behalf. These reductions are made through a range of projects in renewable energy and energy efficiency, which not only fight climate change but bring benefits to communities round the world. There are several companies that will offset emissions from travelling to and from the Berlin Conference. To find out more, please have a look in the pdf from the Trufts Climate Initiative right here.
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Do you need more information?

We are constantly updating our 2008 Berlin Conference website.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Marlen Arnold, Ruben Zondervan [],
Conference Managers