Local Guide

Some important tips

  • How to get money?

    At the campus there is no cash terminal. The easiest way will be to change money at the airport in Berlin. In Potsdam you can change money at the railway station or at the Luisenplatz .

  • Telephone cards?

    At the Potsdam Railway station you can buy them in a number of little shops. On the campus there are only telephone cabines that work with cash only.

  • Important telephone numbers:

Police

110

Ambulance

112

Taxi

292929

University

0331-9770



  • If you are accomodated in the »Sparkassenakademie«, you take the tram 94 / 96 (direct) or the bus 695 (a little sight seeing tour included!) at the railway station and go in both cases to the final station (Pirschheide). With the following map you will find the hotel. To go from the hotel to the campus you take the line 695 and get off the bus at the station »Am Neuen Palais«.

  • If you are accomodated in the »Steigenberger-MAXX-hotel«, you take the tram 94 / 96 or the bus 605 / 606 at the railway station and go in both cases to the station »Luisenplatz«. With the following map you will find the hotel. To go from the hotel to the campus you take the line 605 / 606 and get off the bus at the station »Am Neuen Palais«.

  • E-mail account?

    Computers with internet account will be available in the room 423 , building 19 (physics department) between 8am and 8 pm.

Cultural activities

Potsdam offers a wide variety of historical sights , too. In the internet there is further information about these sights available. If you prefer something more romantic you can go for a excursion on a steamboat .

In Berlin you can find a hole bunch of museums.We strongly recommend a visit to some of them.

We will soon give further information on cinema-, theater- and concert programs.

Acompanying Persons

As there are acompanying persons we want to offer them the possibility to pass the time together. So they can discover the sights of Potsdam and Berlin in a group. This is not only cheaper but also more fun. Acompanying persons can meet at the mornig at the conference place.

For acompanying persons we propose a special sight seeing tour (about 2,5 hours!) This includes a promenade along the river Havel that crosses Potsdam, passing the Freundschaftsinsel, a sight seeing tour in the historical center of Potsdam, the park Sanssouci and with the possibility to visit the Buga park. The price is about 12 Euro for adults. Ticket resevation is recommended (Tel.: +49 331 275580).

Another day we propose an excursion on a steamboat . There are different offers that you can find on the internet site. You will have enough time to visit the palace Sanssouci .

Last but not least there are the Berlin museums. Even though it is hard to decide for one of them the Ägyptische Museum and the Pergamon Museum are our favorites.

Historical Places/Events of Science

Solar Observatory Einsteinturm
The History of Astronomy in Potsdam
History of Geosciences on the Telegrafenberg
Birth place of H. Helmholtz: W. Staab-Str.
Scientists born in Potsdam: Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Hermann Cäsar Hannibal Schubert, Karl Schwarzschild, Helmert



Pubs

``Hafthorn'' Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse neben dem Voltaire Hotel
``Hohle Birne'' Mittelstr. 18
``Gelb'', ``Irische Pub'' or ``THAI'' Dortustrasse
``Mediterraneo'' Hegelallee 5, Tel. 280 0663



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