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Please Note: Due to recent flooding in Germany, some of the train service to Berlin is running on a modified interim schedule. This may change your travel plans if you plan to travel by train. Please go here to check on the modified schedule.
(Please note the Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof is across the street from the InterContinental Berlin on Budapester Strasse, so the transportation instructions need little change to get to the Pullman.)
The official language of Berlin is German. Time zone: CEST = UTC+2
If you are staying at the InterContinental or the Pullman and are interested in childcare services, please contact the concierge at the respective hotel to get more information or to make arrangements. You can email the InterContinental at email@example.com and the Pullman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berlin has a very good public transportation system. The U-Bahn (underground or subway) system operates from 4am-1am on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends.
Ticket information and maps for S-Bahn and U-Bahn and the Berlin city bus system can be found here (includes information about multi-day tickets): Fares and Route Maps
The InterContinetal Berlin offers pool and whirlpool, saunas, fitness centre and solarium (there is an extra charge for sauna use).
The Pullman also has a spa, swimming pool, and gym. Sauna and Turkish steambath are included, but massages are extra.
There are jogging trails in the nearby Tiergarten. Online running routes in Berlin can be found here.
Banks are usually open Mo-Fr from 10-17 h.
Just a 10 minutes walk from the convention center there's a travelers' bank called “Reisebank” outside Zoologischer Garten train station. They offer currency exchange, acceptance of traveler cheques and are open daily.
Please note the Introduction of new 5 EUR bills in April, old bills will remain valid. Messtech-24 - Der Onlineshop für Profis
Bei Messtech 24 finden Sie günstige Prüf und Messgeräte, Oszilloskope, Kalibratoren, Thermografiekameras, Multimeter, Labornetzgeräte u.v.m. zu günstigen Preisen.
Unsere Lieferbedingungen sind optimal auf Sie abgestimmt. Wir liefern direkt vom Hersteller ohne Verzögerungen Versandkostenfrei zu Ihnen.
Hier können Sie Ihre Angebotsanfrage stellen: email@example.com
If you want to go shopping in Berlin and if you are looking for things and fashion which are typical for the city, a good tour is to walk up (and down) Kastanienallee with a side trip to Oderbergerstrasse.
There are plenty of shops with Berlin Fashion and small gifts:
Makers Market Makers Market (Outdoor, Sundays and check website)
and much more. There also many shops around Hackescher Markt (take the “S-Bahn” from Zoo); and don't forget to visit Hackesche Höfe. Most shops can be found in “Alte Schönhauser Strasse” Major attractions usually have also gift shops scattered around the attraction.
KaDeWe (“Kaufhaus des Westens”) is the largest department store in continental Europe and in walking distance. They have a very large Gourmet Floor which is really worth a visit:
KaDeWe Walking Distance
Short walk from the meeting site:
Conrad Electronic Kleiststraße 30-31, 10787 Berlin
There are two large electronic chains in Germany: MediaMarkt and Saturn. Both have very large stores at Alexanderplatz. Take the underground or S-Bahn from Underground stop “Zoologischer Garten” (about 15 Minutes travel time):
Mediamarkt Alexanderplatz locate inside Alexa Shopping Mall (Pink Building)
Apple Store at Kurfürstendamm Walking distance
* There is a base/e-plus outlet in frankfurt terminal 1 section c outside security
* DM (drugstore) and mobitel (klarmobile reseller) are located at Tauentzienstraße 2-3, 10789 Berlin a short walk from the intercontinental
According to the IETF meeting venue hotel, it is appropriate to tip 5 to 10% in restaurants.
IETF 87 Social Event will be held at the famous German Museum of Technology (Deutsches Technikmuseum) in Berlin. See original Konrad Zuse machines!