Annual Meeting > Venue, Lodging & Travel

Venue, Lodging & Travel

 

The Meeting will take place at the Estrel Berlin Hotel & Convention Center. The hotel’s convenient location and ideal transportation connections make it easy to reach by both car and when using public transportation.  The Estrel Berlin is only 13 kilometers from Berlin’s Schönefeld Airport (SXF). The S-Bahn commuter train station can be reached on foot in only three minutes, and a bus stop and taxi pickup are located directly in front of the hotel.

 

Hotel Information

The official headquarters hotel for the SVP 74th Annual Meeting is the Estrel Berlin. Discounted group rates have been secured for SVP meeting attendees.

 

Reservations 

Reservations at the Estrel can be made online by clicking the following link:

https://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1189036&hotelID=17417

You may also call +49 30 6831 22522 to reserve a room.  Be sure to indicate that you are attending the SVP Annual Meeting to secure the discounted rate.

If you need assistance with your reservation, you may email the Estrel at reservierung@estrel.com.

Room Rates:
Single 108 €
Double 120 €
*Room rates will display on the reservation site based on the numbers of guests selected.

Guests are able to purchase a breakfast package for 18 € per person, per day on-site at the hotel.

Reservations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis and room availability.


2A-Hostel

The 2A-Hostel is located nearby the Estrel Berlin at Saalestrasse 76, 12055 Berlin.  Dormitories are avaialble for 4, 6, and 8 people.  The room rates for the month of November are as follows:

4 bedroom: 18,30 € per Pers. / night

6 bedroom: 17,20 € per Pers. / night

8 bedroom: 16,20 € per Pers. / night

Double room: 25,05 € per Pers. / night

Single room: 41,85 € per Pers. / night

All rooms have their own bathroom.  Towels are included only in the Single and Double rooms. Typically the rooms are co-ed (mixed genders) however you may request that a group be divided by males and females. For more information, visit the 2A-Hostel website at www.2a-hostel.de or call +49 30 63226330.


Roommate Service:

For assistance in finding a roommate, click here.

 

Letters of Invitation:

For security purposes, letters of invitation can only be sent to individuals registered for the Meeting.  To request a letter of invitation please contact meetings@vertpaleo.org.


Transportation in Berlin

Public Transportation

Berlin’s public transit system will take you almost anywhere you want to go.  Taxis are typically the easiest to catch and bike rentals make it possible for you to tour the city at your own pace. 

 

The extended system of U and S-Bahns, buses and trams provide an easy, safe and economic way to see the sights. The S-Bahn commuter train station is a three minute walk from the Estrel Berlin.  Please visit http://www.visitberlin.de/en/plan/on-site/out-and-about-in-berlin for information on fares, schedules, contact information, and routes.

 

In Postdam, 150 rental bikes are available at 24 stations.  You can even rent and return them over the phone or using a Smartphone app. Visit the Next Bike website to learn more.


Transportation to Berlin

Arrival by Airplane

Flying to Berlin is not only the fastest, but most cost effective method of traveling.  Both Tegel and Schönefeld Airports can be quickly and easily reached from the city and are integrated into the airlines’ nation and international route network.  The three largest airlines at Berlin’s airport are airberlin, easyJet, and the Deutsche Lufthansa.  There are two airports in Berlin which are both accessible with the public transportation system or via taxi very easily.  They are Tegel Aiport (TXL) and Schönefeld Airport (SXF).  Below are directions from these airports to the Estrel Berlin:


Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)
Take the X9 bus line from the airport to the "Jungfernheide" bus stop. Transfer then to the S42 S-Bahn commuter train line (Ringbahn) until you reach the "Sonnenallee" stop.
Public transport journey duration: roughly 40 minutes
Taxi journey duration: roughly 30 minutes
Taxi price: roughly 35 Euros


By Car

It is easy and comfortable to get to Berlin by car.  The city has an efficient connection to the motorway and there are several big streets connecting to the city center.  An environmental badge is required for your car because the center of Berlin is an environmental zone.

 

Directions via car to the Estrel Berlin:

From the West / South
When approaching Berlin from the A2 or A9 autobahns, switch on to the A10 / Berliner Ring, then onto the A115 and afterwards onto the A100 in the direction Wilmersdorf / Kurfürstendamm / Flughafen Schönefeld. Leave the motorway using Exit 26 "Grenzallee" and turn right at the traffic light onto the street called Grenzallee. Continue on Grenzallee for two more traffic lights, turning left at the second one onto the street called Sonnenallee and proceed for another half a kilometer where you will find the Estrel Berlin located on the right side of the street.


From the North
Take the A24 Dreieck Havelland interchange onto A10 / Berliner Ring toward Berlin, then change onto the A111 autobahn in the direction Flughafen Tegel / Berlin-Zentrum / Berlin-Reinickendorf. Shortly afterwards take the A100 autobahn and then leave it at Exit 26, "Grenzallee". Turn right at the traffic light onto the street called Grenzallee. Continue on Grenzallee for two more traffic lights, turning left at the second one onto the street called Sonnenallee and proceed for another half a kilometer where you will find the Estrel Berlin located on the right side of the street.


From the East 
When approaching Berlin from the A13 or A12 / A10 autobahns, take the "Schönefelder Kreuz" interchange onto the A113 toward Berlin-Zentrum. Then take Exit 26, "Grenzallee", turning right at the traffic light onto the street called Grenzallee. Continue on Grenzallee for two more traffic lights, turning left at the second one onto "Sonnenallee" and proceed for another half a kilometer where you will find the Estrel Berlin located on the right side of the street.


From Berlin Schönefeld Airport SXF
When leaving the airport go right onto Am Seegraben / B96a, then left onto the A113 autobahn in the direction Berlin-Zentrum. Take Exit 26, "Grenzallee", turning right at the traffic light onto the street called Grenzallee. Continue on Grenzallee for two more traffic lights, turning left at the second one onto the street called Sonnenallee and proceed for another half a kilometer where you will find the Estrel Berlin located on the right side of the street.

From Berlin Tegel Airport TXL
Take the "Saatwinkler Damm" slip road onto the A111 autobahn toward Dresden / Magdeburg / Leipzig / Zentrum, which becomes the A100. Take Exit 26, "Grenzallee", turning right at the traffic light onto the street called Grenzallee. Continue on Grenzallee for two more traffic lights, turning left at the second one onto the street called Sonnenallee and proceed for another half a kilometer where you will find the Estrel Berlin located on the right side of the street.
 

Parking
The hotel has its own underground parking garage offering 450 parking spaces (2013: 15 Euros per day / 2014: 18 Euros per day).


For more information,
click here.

 

By Train

Berlin can be reached from all directions using the InterCityExpress, InterCity, EuroCity, and InterRegio Trains.  The central station, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, is located in the heart of Berlin.  All train stations are also well connected to the public transport system.

 

You may book your ticket to Berlin by clicking here.

 

Visitor’s Information

To learn more about Berlin and its “hot spots,” please visit http://www.visitberlin.de/en.  While at the meeting, you may also visit the Concierge Desk at the Estrel Berlin for information on tours, restaurants, and other attractions.

 


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