For your accomodation during the conference, we recommend the Hotel Mercure in Potsdam, which is located 500m from the main train station (Potsdam Hauptbahnhof). The area of Potsdam/Berlin also offers several accomodation alternatives. For more information and online booking, you can visit the official tourism websites:

Traveling to Potsdam

Potsdam is a city located within the broader Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region. Therefore, the best option for the majority of attendants will be to travel to Berlin and then use one of the several local transportation options to reach Potsdam.

The area is serviced by two airports: Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF). The common website for both is As an alternative to flying, the main train station in Berlin (Berlin Hbf) has connections with several major cities in Germany and Europe; you can plan your route and buy tickets at the Deutsche Bahn website.

Public transportation: a number of bus, subway, and train lines connect both airports and Berlin Hbf to various locations in Berlin and Potsdam. If you plan on taking public transportation to your final destination, please read our local transportation page.

Taxi: The taxi website for Berlin and the surrounding area is