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General Assembly, August 1999

General Information


How to reach the Free University / Public transport / Taxis / Car rental / Parking / Post office / Banks / Currency / Shops / Medical and dental care / Pharmacies / Accidents, emergencies / Weather / Tourist Information / Damage to property - liability

How to reach the Free University
building at Habelschwerdter Allee 45:

Tegel Airport

Take the X9 bus, direction Tiergarten, Lützowplatz or the 109 bus, direction Zoologischer Garten. Leave the bus at the Underground Station Jakob Kaiser Platz, and take the Underground U7, direction Rudow. Leave the U7 at Fehrbelliner Platz and go to the U1, direction Krumme Lanke. Leave the U1 at Dahlem Dorf.
It takes approximately 30-40 minutes to get to the University, depending on the time of the day.

Tempelhof Airport

Take the Underground U6, direction Alt Mariendorf, at Platz der Luftbrücke, then change to the City Train at Tempelhof. Take the S45 or S46, direction Jungfernheide or Westend. Change to Underground U1, direction Krumme Lanke, at Heidelberger Platz. Leave the U1 at Dahlem Dorf.
It takes 20-30 minutes to get to the University.

Schönefeld Airport

Take the city train S45, direction Westend. Change to the Underground U1, direction Krumme Lanke at Heidelberger Platz. Leave the Underground at Dahlem Dorf.
It takes 35-45 minutes to get to the University.

At Dahlem Dorf follow the signs to the General Assembly site at the University.

Public transport

Berlin is divided into three fare-zones (A, B and C). To get to the University you need an AB ticket.
There are different types of tickets: (prices as of October 1998).

  • Short distance ticket (valid for 3 stations by the Underground or the City Train or for 6 stations by bus)
A, B, C: DEM 2.50
  • Two hour ticket (valid for two hours)
AB or BC: DEM 3.90
ABC: DEM 4.20
  • One-day ticket (valid until 15:00 a.m. on the next day)
AB or BC: DEM 7.80
ABC: DEM 8.50
  • One-week ticket (valid for seven days)
AB or BC: DEM 40.
ABC: DEM 48.

One-day tickets and one-week tickets will be available at the registration desk.


Taxis can be found at the airports or at taxi stands in the city. They can also be ordered by phone. Fares from Tegel Airport and Tempelhof Airport are about DEM 40.-. From Schönefeld Airport it costs about DEM 60. to get to the University. The fare is the amount shown on the taximeter, it includes VAT and tip.

To order a taxi by phone

Taxi Funk Berlin, Tel.: 69 0 22
Funk Taxi Berlin, Tel.: 26 10 26
Taxi Ruf Spree Funk, Tel.: 44 33 22

Car rental

Tegel Airport Tel.: 41 01 31 48
Tempelhof Airport Tel.: 69 51 23 40
Schönefeld Airport Tel.: 60 91 57 10

Tegel Airport Tel.:41 01 33 15
Tempelhof Airport Tel.: 69 51 38 18
Schönefeld Airport Tel.: 60 91 57 30

Tegel Airport Tel.: 41 01 28 86
Tempelhof Airport Tel.: 69 51 38 16 or 69 51 34 71
Schönefeld Airport Tel.: 60 91 56 90


There are parking lots in Kiebitzweg and Fabeckstrasse (please refer to the map in the Appendix). They are free of charge.

Post Offices

Post office at the City Train and Underground Station Zoologischer Garten
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 06:00 - 12:00
Post office Dahlem Königin Luise Strasse 31
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08:00 - 18:00
& Sat 08:00 - 12:00


Opening hours may be subject to change.

Berliner Bank
Königin Luise Strasse 43
14195 Berlin
Tel.: 84 17 72-0
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 09:00 - 14:00 &
Tue, Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Deutsche Bank
Schlossstrasse 88
12163 Berlin
Tel.: 791 50 46
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09:00 - 14:00

Dresdner Bank
Schlossstrasse 89
12163 Berlin
Tel.: 790 96-3
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08:30 - 18:00

Dresdner Bank
Königin Luise Strasse 44
14195 Berlin
Tel.: 84 19 33-0
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 08:30 - 14:00 &
Tue, Thu 08:30 - 14:00 and 15:30 - 18:00


The German monetary unit is the Deutsche Mark (DEM).
DEM 1 = 100 Pfennige.
The exchange rate in September 1998 was USD 1 = DEM 1.6913.


Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 - 20:00 & Sat 09:00 - 16:00

Smaller shops may close one or two hours earlier. Sunday shopping is limited to certain bakeries and a 24-hour shop at the Underground and City Train Station Zoologischer Garten.

Medical and Dental Services

Emergency care:
Universitätsklinikum Benjamin Franklin
Hindenburgdamm 30
12203 Berlin
Tel.: 84 45-0
(Buses: 185 and 283 from Rathaus Steglitz)

Emergency dental care:
Zahn-, Mund- u. Kieferklinik
Assmannshauser Strasse 4
14197 Berlin
Tel.: 82901
(Underground: U1 stations Rüdesheimer Platz or Heidelberger Platz)


Apotheke Dahlem Dorf
Königin Luise Strasse 38
14195 Berlin
Tel.: 84 10 97 10
Fax.: 84 10 97 11
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 10:00 - 18:00 & Sat 09:00 - 12:00

There are numerous pharmacies in most quarters of Berlin.

Accidents and Emergencies

24-hour emergency numbers:

Police, Tel.: 110
Fire/Ambulance, Tel.: 112

Car Breakdown

ADAC Tel.: 0 18 02 22 22 22


At the end of August in Berlin average temperatures are 20-25°C. There are occasional rainy days.

Tourist Information

Berlin Tourismus Marketing GmbH
Am Karlsbad 11
10785 Berlin

URL: http://www.berlin.de

Damage to Property - liability

The German Organizing Committee cannot be held liable for personal accidents or loss/damage to participants property, including cars. The University does not have the facilities to secure such items as money and passports, therefore delegates must remain responsible for their own property.

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