LinuxTag Survival Kit

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SurvivalKit for LinuxTag, Berlin

This page contains all the important information for the attendees :-)

Exhibition

  • Name: Messegelände unter dem Funkturm
  • Exact Location:
Eingang Halle 7 (Entrance Hall 7)
Veranstaltungshallen 7.1b, 7.1c, 7.2a, 7.2b, 7.3a und 7.3b (Halls 7.1b, 7.1c, 7.2a, 7.2b, 7.3a, and 7.3b)
  • Exhibition grounds: Map
  • Opening hours: daily from 9 till 18 (talks starts at 10 o'clock)

Accommodation

Coming soon.

Public transportation

Tickets

All information has been taken from VBB .

There are different tickets available:

  • The short-haul ticket: You can go three stops by suburban train and underground within the city of Berlin. It is also possible to switch trains, even between suburban train and underground. If travelling by bus or tram, your short-haul ticket counts for six stops but changing public transport is not permitted. If taking an expressbus, every stop counts. The stops passed by count as well.

Price: EUR 1.30

  • The single ticket: If only travelling ocassionally by public transport the use of a single ticket is recommended. Single tickets apply to one way trips towards targeted destination. You can change trains as often as you like. Therefore, you have to buy another single ticket for your return journey or round trip. Within the city of Berlin, you can be en route for 2 hours after having validated your ticket.

Price: EUR 2.10

  • The daily ticket: This ticket is ideal for passengers who like to travel by public transport for a day until late at night. The ticket can be used the day of validation for any trips until 0:30 a.m. the following day.

Price: EUR 6.10 (zones A and B in Berlin)

  • The 7-day-ticket: If you would like to travel by public transport but convenient and for one week only, the 7-day-ticket is just perfect. The ticket is valid for seven consecutive days beginning at the date of validation; for example from Tuesday up to and including next Monday. Everybody can obtain a ticket. It is transferable as well. Now, you even can take along one adult and up to three children between 6 and 13 years of age during the following time: Mondays through Fridays from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. the following day as well as on Saturdays, Sundays, and on holidays all day.

Price: EUR 26.20 (zones A and B in Berlin)

  • The extension ticket ("Anschlussfahrschein"). Needed if you already own an AB ticket (e.g. a daily ticket) and want to make

a single trip to the C zone (e.g. to Schoenefeld airport). Price: EUR 1.40

Zones A and B cover the Tegel airport, our accomodation, the LinuxTag and most of Berlin. You need a ABC ticket to/from the Schoenefeld airport. Tempelhof airport is closed.

See map . The short-haul ticket will not suffice to travel between any airport and the accomodation, the accomodation and the LinuxTag or any airport and the LinuxTag.

Be aware that you cannot buy weekly tickets at the ticket machines in the tram or at the bus driver's desk. If using a bus you must enter at the first door and show your ticket (or buy one).

There's a route planner available at VBB .

Hostel

  • Subway UX - station "Uhlandstrasse"

Exhibition

  • U2 direction "Ruhleben" till station "Kaiserdamm"
  • S9 or S75 till station "Messe Süd"
  • S41, S42, S46 till station "Messe Nord / ICC"
  • S41, S42, S46, S5, S7, S9 or S75 till station "Westkreuz"
  • X34, X49, 104, 139, 149, 218 till station "Messedamm/ ZOB/ ICC"

Medical Emergency

other medical problems

Call a doc will help you when you get sick or to find the replacement of the forgotten pharmaceuticals. They will help you to get medical aid in your native language and culture.

Important Phone No.

  • Police: 110
  • Fire and Medical Emergency: 112
  • Poisoning Emergency: (030) 192 40
  • Lost-property office Berlin: (030) 69 95

Loss of credit card

  • American Express (069) 97 97 10 00
  • Diner's Club (05921) 86 12 34
  • EC and Bank Cards (069) 74 09 87
  • Euro-MasterCard (069) 79 33 19 10
  • VISA (0800) 81 49 100

Misc

  • Embassies of foreign countries in Germany (most of them are in Berlin)

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/diplo/de/Laenderinformationen/VertretungenFremderStaaten-Laenderauswahlseite.jsp


Map

Map from Openstreetmap.org