Local information

How to get to Berlin

By plane

Berlin has two airports, Tegel and Schönefeld. Both are easily reachable by public transport from the conference location:

From Airport Tegel to the conference location

By public transport: take bus TXL, direction S+U Alexanderplatz. Get off at Alexanderplatz Bhf (S+U) / Memhardstraße Change to underground line U8, direction to Hermannstraße (S+U). Get off at U Moritzplatz.  Ticket price is 2,70 EUR (single ticket, class “Berlin AB”). Single ticket is valid for 2 hours, one direction (no round-trips). Buying a day ticket (7€) pays off, if you will ride 3 or more times that day.

By taxi: The airport is 14km from the conference location. Taxi prices should be around 30-40 EUR.

From Airport Schönefeld to the conference location

By public transport: From Schönefeld Station take S-Bahn S 45 direction to Berlin Südkreuz. Get off at Berlin Hermannstrasse (S+U). Change to U8, direction Wittenau. Get off at Moritzplatz.  Ticket price is 3,30 EUR (single ticket, class “Berlin ABC”). Single ticket is valid for 2 hours, one direction (no round-trips). Buying a day ticket (7€) pays off, if you will ride 3 or more times that day.

By taxi: The airport is 21km from the conference location. Taxi prices should be around 40-50 EUR.

By train

Berlin is very well connected by German fast trains (ICE) with a distance of less than 6 hours from Warzawa, 7 hours from Brussels and 9 hours from Paris.

Please check the Deutsche Bahn website for exact travel information and prices. Special saving offers are available up to one day before the date of travel, the earlier, the cheaper. Uncheck “fast options preferred” in the detailed menu to find more, and probably cheaper, connections.


Conference locations

TAK theatre

is located in the ground floor of the Aufbau-Haus directly at the Moritzplatz. The address is Prinzenstr. 85. To reach TAK theatre, please use the entrance “Prinzenhof”, gateway on Prinzenstraße, at the left end of the building. A detailed map of the Aufbau-Haus displays TAK as venue O4 on the second page, section “EG_UG”, entrance F2.

Conference dinner venue

The conference dinner takes place at the Wirtshaus Max und Moritz at Oranienstrasse 162, 10969 Berlin, just around the corner from TAK theatre.

MathLapse award venue

The MathLapse award ceremony takes place at the SPEKTRUM art science community at Bürknerstrasse 12, 12047 Berlin. Metro stop: U8 Schönleinstrasse. This is 20min walk from TAK theatre.

Emergency numbers

Health and fire emergency: call 112

Police: call 110

Please contact any IMAGINARY team member, immediately, in case of emergency inside TAK theatre.

Pre-opening at 7 ECM

The public events at 7ECM take place at TU Berlin, Strasse des 17.Juni 135, 10623 Berlin. Metro stop: U2 Ernst-Reuter-Platz.
The public lecture and the movie are screened in the Audimax. We meet at 15:55h at the entrance of the main building of the TU Berlin and go together to the IMAGINARY exhibition.

Zometool event

On Tuesday, July 19th, from 10 am to 4 pm at KaDeWe, Tauentzienstraße 21–24, 10789 Berlin, there will be a public construction of an exploded stellated hyperdodecahedron at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), consisting of over 13.800 parts. The model will be on display at KaDeWe from July 19th to August 8th and later on permanent display at the institute of mathematics at FU Berlin.
In 2011, the model was contructed at the Museum for Minerals and Mathematics (MiMa) in Oberwolfach, and it is still hanging above the staircase inside the museum.

Restaurants close to TAK

There are restaurants of all kinds along Oranienstraße, and adjacent Oranienplatz, Dresdener Str. and Adalbertstraße (German, Italian, Turkish, Indian, Mexican, Persian, Peruvian, …). Across the street from TAK theatre you will find a small garden, Prinzessinnengarten, which serves vegetarian dishes with food from the garden (outside location).

Interesting places to visit

Berlin sightseeing: Please have a look at Berlin’s Top 10 attractions list on visitberlin.de for more information.

Surrounding area of TAK theatre

Explore buzzling Kreuzberg district with lots of restaurants, bars, cultural sites and leisure walks along the canal. Most of it is to be found within walking distance or short public transport rides. Find below a few recommendations from our local team:

Science, Art, Technology, History in Kreuzberg:

Math museums and exhibitions outside of Berlin:

Other mathematical places

  • 7ECM, the European Congress of Mathematicians
  • IMAGINARY exhibition at 7ECM: IMAGINARY will present a selection of exhibits with international participation.
  • IMAGINARY invited the special exhibition Views in 3-Manifolds to the 7ECM. This is an international traveling exhibition which proposes a sensitive approach to the concept of space of dimension 3. By means of videos, sound-video installations, and landscape views, it offers an exploration into the imaginary world of the Geometrization Theorem (Thurston-Perelman 2002).
  • The Jewish Museum shows the exhibition ”Transcending Tradition”, exploring the working lives and activities of Jewish mathematicians in German-speaking countries between the legal and political emancipation of the Jews in the 19th century and their persecution in Nazi Germany. It highlights the important role Jewish mathematicians played in all areas of mathematical culture during the German Empire and the Weimarer Republic and recalls their emigration, flight, or death after 1933.
    Address: Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin. Opening Hours: Monday from 10 am to 10 pm and Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm. Transportation: U1, U6 Hallesches Tor, U6 Kochstraße, Bus M29, M41, 248.