As in previous years the main event takes place in Berlin-Adlershof (which lies slightly on the ouskirts of the city) and in good old tradition there will also be 2 parties in downtown Berlin on Friday and Saturday. Find all the details and a few travel FAQs on here.
Erwin-Schrödinger Zentrum – Rudower Chaussee 26 – 12489 Berlin-Adlershof
Location Sponsor: Humboldt University Berlin
This is where the main event and all sessions take place on Saturday and Sunday.
The train station “Berlin Adlershof” can be reached via S-Bahn (suburban train), with the lines S8, S9, S45, S46 and S85.
From there it’s just a 10 minute walk or if you feel really lazy/sleepy/drunk you can take bus No 162 or 164 or tram No 60 or 61 to “Walther-Nernst-Str.” and more or less drop into the building.
Thanks to our generous location sponsor Humboldt University for making this happen once again!
Friday Warm-up Party
Saturday Blow-out party
What are my options for traveling to, in, and around Berlin?
For visitors, we highly recommend the WikiVoyage page for Berlin.
For train connections, please refer to the website by Deutsche Bahn. If you arrive by plane, note that Berlin currently has two airports: Tegel (TXL) in the north-west, and Schönefeld (SXF) in the south-east. The conference is near SXF, only three S-Bahn stations away. For arrival and departure times, please refer to the airport’s websites.
For getting around Berlin, you might want to check out the website of BVG for busses and subway line. All three also provide apps for iOS and Android (“DB Navigator” iOS / Android, “Berlin Airport” iOS / Android or “FahrInfo Berlin” iOS / Android). In case you’d like to get home by Taxi at night, call +49-30-202020 or use apps “mytaxi” iOS / Android or “Taxi-Berlin” iOS / Android (Berlin is a quite safe city, so if you’re street smart, travelling at night should be no issue).
What are my options for accomodation?
Adlershof is a university campus on the outskirts of Berlin — the parties are in the city center, so we recommend staying closer in. Public transportation is good, so you should be able to reach the conference from just about anywhere in under an hour.
Some recommendations for a stay on a shoestring are Airbnb, budget hotels like the Motel One chain, the A&O chain or boutique hotels like Die Fabrik, Circus, or the Ostel. For the complete BarCamp experience, you could look for couchsurfing offers. The usual suspects like HRS, TripAdvisor or HolidayCheck also have lots of options available.
Will I have time to tour Berlin?
Only before and after the conference, so make sure to arrive/leave a few days prior to or after UXcamp, if you can. Although Adlershof sports a lovely S-Bahnstation made of concrete, all the other major sights are located in the city center, some 45 minutes away from the conference.