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SurvivalKit for LinuxTag, Berlin

This page contains all the important information for the attendees :-) You may refer to the English pages of LinuxTag, too.

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)
  • Opening hours: daily from 9:30 till 18, Saturday only till 17:00 (talks starts at 10:00)

Accommodation

  • The next U-Bahn station is Theodor-Heuss-Platz (U-Bahn line U2 Pankow <-> Ruhleben)
  • The next bus stop is Heerstraße (Bus lines X 34, X 49, 218 and M 49)

Public transportation

All information has been taken from VBB.

Zones

Zones A and B cover the Tegel airport, our accommodation, LinuxTag and most of Berlin. For Schoenefeld airport you need zones ABC or an extension ticket (see blow).

Tickets

There are different tickets available:

Ticket Zone A+B Zones ABC
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 traveling by bus or tram, your short-haul ticket counts for six stops but changing public transport is not permitted. If taking an express bus, every stop counts. The stops passed by count as well. EUR 1.40 ---
Single ticket: If only traveling occasionally 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. EUR 2.30 EUR 3.00
4-trip ticket: 4 Single tickets for a reduced price but only in zones A and B EUR 8.20 ---
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 3:00 a.m. the following day. EUR 6.30 EUR 6.80
48-hour Berlin CityTourCard: The CityTourCard is a special offer to Berlin visitors. As holder of the ticket you can either use any public means of transport for 48 hours within Berlin's tariff zones AB or ABC. Furthermore, the ticket gives you the opportunity to obtain reduced prices for more than 50 tourist attractions. It is not possible to extend your CityTourCard Berlin AB with an extension ticket for Berlin's tariff zone C. EUR 15.90 EUR 17.90
72-hour Berlin CityTourCard: The CityTourCard is a special offer to Berlin visitors. As holder of the ticket you can either use any public means of transport for 72 hours within Berlin's tariff zones AB or ABC. Furthermore, the ticket gives you the opportunity to obtain reduced prices for more than 50 tourist attractions. It is not possible to extend your CityTourCard Berlin AB with an extension ticket for Berlin's tariff zone C. EUR 21.90 EUR 23.90
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. EUR 27.20 EUR 33.50
5-day Berlin CityTourCard: The CityTourCard is a special offer to Berlin visitors. As holder of the ticket you can either use any public means of transport for 5 days within Berlin's tariff zones AB or ABC. Furthermore, the ticket gives you the opportunity to obtain reduced prices for more than 50 tourist attractions. It is not possible to extend your CityTourCard Berlin AB with an extension ticket for Berlin's tariff zone C. EUR 28.90 EUR 33.90
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). EUR 1.50 ---

Be aware that you cannot buy weekly tickets at the ticket machines in the tram or at the bus driver's desk. They are available in stores and train stations.

If using a bus you must enter at the first door and show your ticket (or buy one).

You must validate a ticket (it gets stamped with the day, time and location) bought at shops or counters of the underground or S-Bahn stations when starting a journey. Tickets bought in trams and busses are already validated.

A single ticket is valid for two hours. You cannot use it for round or return trips.

There's a route planner available at VBB .

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