Your travel to Potsdam

By air

Currently, Berlin has two airports that provide international connections: Berlin Tegel (IATA code: TXL) and Berlin Schönefeld (IATA code: SXF). Both airports are well connected to the Berlin/Brandenburg public transport system, and you can easily reach the city of Potsdam in less than 1 hour from any of these.

From the airport to Potsdam railway station (Potsdam Hbf)

Tickets for the public transport can be bought at railway stations (ticket machines or sales outlets), inside buses (ticket machines or from the driver), or via BVG Mobile App "Fahrinfo" for individuals with a smartphone and data connection.
For ticket fares see the latest information of BVG or of VBB. Please make sure to validate your ticket before you enter any public means of transport if there is no date-stamp on your ticket. You will normally find ticket validators on the platforms or at the stops.

Ticket: Berlin ABC
Route: follow the signs to the bus platforms. Take bus line X9 or 109 from Flughafen Tegel (Airport Berlin) to S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf (Berlin). Change to train RE1 (direction Magdeburg Hbf or Brandenburg Hbf) or S-Bahn S7 (direction Potsdam Hbf). Leave the train at Potsdam railway station (Potsdam Hbf).

Ticket: Berlin BC
Route: follow the signs to S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld Bhf. Take train RB 22 from Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld Bhf (direction Potsdam Hbf or Potsdam Griebnitzsee). Leave the train at Potsdam railway station (Potsdam Hbf).

From Potsdam Hbf to GFZ

GFZ Potsdam

Take bus line 691 that leaves in front of the railway station (Potsdam Hbf).
More information can be found here.

By train

There are several national and international train connections via Berlin or directly to Potsdam railway station (Potsdam Hbf). You can get train tickets for instance from Deutsche Bahn AG.

By car

Cars can be rented at many places in Berlin and Potsdam as well as directly from the airports.
Please note that there are no car parking options at Telegrafenberg for conference participants.

  • From Berlin take the B1 from Berlin-Wannsee or motorway "Autobahn" A115 to Hannover/Leipzig, exit Potsdam-Babelsberg; follow the signs to "Zentrum" and "GeoForschungsZentrum".
  • From Hannover or Leipzig on motorway "Autobahn A110/E30", take exit "Potsdam-Süd/Michendorf" to Potsdam, follow the B2 northbound, turn right at "Am Brauhausberg" and continue till "Albert-Einstein-Straße"
  • From Hamburg or Rostock on motorway "A10/E55", take exit "Marquardt" to Potsdam along B273, and follow in Potsdam the signs "Zentrum" to "Albert-Einstein-Straße".