Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS
This is where the main event and all sessions take place on Saturday. Thanks to our generous location partner Fraunhofer Fokus for making this happen this year!
The following underground or overground stations are close by:
- U7: Mierendorffplatz: 7 minutes walk
- S41/42 (ring): Jungfernheide: 20 minutes walk or take bus M27, that stops directly in front of the Institute at Goslarer Platz.
Pre-Event Gathering (Friday)
idealo internet GmbH – Schönhauser Allee 180 – 10119 Berlin
The pre-event gathering will start at 7pm (doors open at 6:30) at idealo internet GmbH. The event is co-hosted with our sister event ProductTank (more information and registration here)
idealo is located in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, next to the U-Bahn station “Senefelder Platz” which is served by the U2 underground line.
Drinks and snacks will be provided and to help getting to know each other, you’ll be able to grab your badge there, too. Please don’t forget to bring your Eventbrite ticket.
Rivabar – Dircksenstraße 142 – 10178 Berlin-Mitte
The party will start at 9pm, Rivabar is located next to S-Bahn Station “Hackescher Markt” reachable with S5, S7, S75.
What are my options for traveling to, in, and around Berlin?
For visitors, we highly recommend the WikiVoyage page for Berlin.
For train connections, please refer to the website by Deutsche Bahn. If you arrive by plane, note that Berlin currently has two airports: Tegel (TXL) in the north-west, and Schönefeld (SXF) in the south-east. The conference is closer to Tegel, but can also be reached easily from Schönefeld. For arrival and departure times, please refer to the airports’ websites.
For getting around Berlin, you might want to check out the website of BVG for busses and subway line. All three also provide apps for iOS and Android (“DB Navigator” iOS / Android, “Berlin Airport” iOS / Android or “FahrInfo Berlin” iOS / Android). In case you’d like to get home by Taxi at night, call +49-30-202020 or use apps “mytaxi” iOS / Android or “Taxi-Berlin” iOS / Android (Berlin is a quite safe city, so if you’re street smart, travelling at night should be no issue).
What are my options for accommodation?
Fraunhofer Fokus is in West Berlin — the parties are in the city centre, so we recommend staying close to the centre. Public transportation is good, so you should be able to reach the conference from just about anywhere in under an hour.
Some recommendations for a stay on a shoestring are Airbnb, budget hotels like the Motel One chain, the A&O chain or boutique hotels like Die Fabrik, Circus, or the Ostel. For the complete BarCamp experience, you could look for couchsurfing offers. The usual suspects like HRS, TripAdvisor or HolidayCheck also have lots of options available.