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Olympiastadion Berlin, Olympischerplatz 3, 14053 Berlin
Course location: Berlin Messe, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin
Currently Berlin has two international airports: Tegel (TXL) and Schoenefeld (SXF).
Tegel is easily accessible via public transport; just take buses X9, 109, 128 or TXL.Schoenefeld is situated south east of Berlin in Brandenburg and serves principally charter flights and low-cost carriers (like EasyJet, Germanwings and Ryanair).
You can get to Schoenefeld by train (RE7, RB22, RB14), the airport express, the overground S45 and S9 and the buses 162, 163, 171, 734, N60 and N71. By car you can take the A100 or the A113. More info on Berlin airports is available at www.berlin-airport.de
As of 2006, Berlin is the proud owner of a spanking new main train station, Berlin Hauptbahnhof. It was worth the wait!
If you're travelling north to the likes of Gdansk, Riga or Vilnius expect to go via Berlin-Gesundbrunnen. Services to Vienna, Ljubljana and Bucharest meanwhile pass through Sudkreuz. Services to Hamburg and Amsterdam via Berlin-Spandau, and services to East European cities such as Prague, Cracow or Moscow go via Ostbahnhof.
Berlin's Central Bus Station (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin, or ZOB) is found on Messedamm in Charlottenburg just opposite the radio tower (Funkturm) and the International Congress Centre. From here you can travel to all major destinations in Europe and Germany.
To get into central Berlin from the ZOB take the U2 (U-Bahn, line 2) at Kaiserdamm, the S4, S45 or S46 (S-Bahn, lines 4, 45 and 46) at Witzleben, or the buses X34, X49, 104, 139 or 149 at Messedamm. There are waiting halls, luggage lockers, toilets, parking, taxi stands, restaurants and car rental at the ZOB.
Whatever direction you are coming from you will enter Berlin via the Berliner Ring, the Autobahn (A10), that circles the city.
The western part of the inner city is half circled by another Autobahn, the Berliner Stadtring (A100). From the A100 you can get to the A10 on one of the following Autobahns: A111 to Hamburg and Rostock, A113 to Dresden and Cottbus and A115 to Hannover and Leipzig (also called AVUS). In the north of Berlin there is the A114 that leads to Szczecin (Poland).
Watch your speed as even on Autobahns the limit is sometimes as low as 80 km/h!
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