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Sustainable Travel Options

We encourage all participants to choose a sustainable travel option when planning their journey to BCF. There’s a variety of good international train and Coach connections to Berlin. There are also a couple of night trains available, that may bring you comfortably to Berlin while being asleep. Sleeping compartments are very popular, so make sure you are booking in time. We have adjusted the conference schedule to make sure all night train connections could be used.

To help you plan, we’ve come up with an overview of existing train connections.

Traveling from…   Date Departure Arrival at Changes Sleeper?  
Warsaw to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
17:52 23:16 0 No Deutsche Bahn
Paris to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
10.11.23
19:06
00:22
07:20
10:05
1
1
Yes
No
Deutsche Bahn
Amsterdam to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
15:00
16:33
21:25
23:00
0
0
No
No
Deutsche Bahn
Brussels to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
14:24
15:00
21:57
22:59
2
2
No
No
Deutsche Bahn
Vienna to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
15:13
18:52
23:36
05:15
1
1
No
Yes
Deutsche Bahn
London to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23 15:04 05:35 2 No Deutsche Bahn
Prague to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
17:28
17:01
21:56
21:35
0
0
No
No
Deutsche Bahn
Copenhagen to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
19:17
20:57
09:00
10:25
1
1
Yes
Yes
SJ
Stockholm to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
17:34
16:23
09:00
08:47
0
0
Yes
Yes
SJ
Budapest to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
16:40
18:52
08:57
08:29
2
0
Yes
Yes
Deutsche Bahn
Rome to Berlin
from Berlin
06.11.23
09.11.23
20:17
17:34
14:22
12:00
1
2
Yes
Yes
Deutsche Bahn & ÖBB
Zurich to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
19:59
20:51
07:20
09:05
0
0
Yes
Yes
Deutsche Bahn & ÖBB
Basel to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
21:13
20:51
07:20
07:20
0
0
Yes
Yes
Deutsche Bahn & ÖBB
Bern to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
20:04
20:51
07:20
08:26
1
1
Yes
Yes
Deutsche Bahn & ÖBB
Milano to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
15:20
20:51
07:20
11:50
1
2
Yes
Yes
Deutsche Bahn & ÖBB
Bratislava to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
17:37
20:04
06:32
07:23
1
2
Yes
Yes
ÖBB
Ljubljana to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
09:23
18:52
21:29
13:57
1
1

No
Yes

Deutsche Bahn & ÖBB
Zagreb to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
10.11.23
07:05
08:04
21:29
20:45
1
1

No
No

Deutsche Bahn

Kyiv

to Berlin
from Berlin
06.11.23
09.11.23
18:23
18:52
16:05
19:59+1
1
2
Yes
Yes
Deutsche Bahn

Bucharest

 

to Berlin
from Berlin
06.11.23
09.11.23
23:32
18:52
09:55
05:39+2
2
2
Yes
Yes
Deutsche Bahn
Cologne to Berlin
from Berlin
07.11.23
09.11.23
18:17
17:41
22:21
21:41
0
0
No
No
Deutsche Bahn
Hamburg to Berlin
from Berlin
08.11.23
09.11.23
07:35
18:05
09:22
19:51
0
0
No
No
Deutsche Bahn
Munich to Berlin
from Berlin
08.11.23
09.11.23
05:53
18:04
09:50
22:01
0
0
No
No
Deutsche Bahn
We do not guarantee for the times and connections displayed in this table.

The venue

When Berlin was divided after the war, the UFA film labs were separated from the studios, now in East Germany, and the historic film labs were to be demolished. A group of young enthusiasts saw an opportunity to implement their ideas for a community-oriented, and environmentally-friendly way of life. They took over the 18,500 square metre tract in June 1979 to put it “back in action” peacefully. This was the beginning the of self-governing project known today as the “International Culture Centre ufaFabrik Berlin”.

Approximately 30 residents and over 180 employees come together to live and work with one another. Internationality, sustainability, self-reliance, and self-realization have always been the ideals of ufaFabrik, and the way in which members not only approach each other, but their neighbours as well – long since before “work-life balance”, “networking”, and “sustainability” became cultural buzzwords.

Getting there by local transport

From Berlin Hbf: Go to the upper deck of the station and take any eastbound S-Bahn (S3 to Erkner, S5 to Hoppegarten, S7 to Ahrensfelde, S9 to BER), change at the next stop (Friedrichstrasse) to U6 to Alt-Mariendorf (southbound). Exit U6 the 11th stop at “Ullsteinstraße”. Take the rear exit (“ufaFabrik” should now be indicates on signpost) and walk straight on for about 200m. (28 min.)

From Berlin Gesundbrunnen: Take either S42 Ring anti-clockwise or S1 to Wannsee (southbound). In the S42 change at the next stop (Wedding) to U6 to Alt-Mariendorf (southbound). In the S1 exit the 4th stop (Friedrichstrasse) to U6 to Alt-Mariendorf (southbound). Exit U6 at “Ullsteinstraße”. Take the rear exit (“ufaFabrik” should now be indicates on signpost) and walk straight on for about 200m. (35 min.)

From the central coach station (Messegelände/ZOB): Walk 400m to the S-Bahn station “Messe Nord/ICC” (or take the eastbound M42 Bus to Zoologischer Garten for one stop) Take the S42 Ring anti-clockwise and change at the 8th stop (Tempelhof) to U6 to Alt-Mariendorf (southbound). Exit U6 at the 3rd stop “Ullsteinstraße”. Take the rear exit (“ufaFabrik” should now be indicates on signpost) and walk straight on for about 200m. (37 min.)

Tickets: If your train ticket shows “Berlin +City” as destination, your trip from/to the station by local transport is covered. Otherwise get yourself a ticket for the AB zone.

From BER Airport: There are different connections, depending on your arrival time, which take between 48-57 Minutes. Please check here for a suitable connection: https://www.bvg.de/en/connections/connection-search

Tickets: For trips from/to the BER Airport by local transport you need an ABC zone ticket for most connections.

Accomodation near UfaFabrik

Berlin is a busy international city, with a whole range of accommodation for different budgets. We encourage you to book as early as possible to get the best rates.

We have a block reservation on rooms at the guest house of the UfaFabrik. It is located right next to the conference venue. To book, just contact us and we’ll take care of organising your stay.

Alternatively, the Pension Tempelhof is located in 10 minutes walking distance of the UfaFabrik. You can book your room here.

Just a 10-minute metro ride away from the UfaFabrik is the limehome Berlin Luise-Henriette-Straße. You can book your room here.

And lastly, the Hotel Berliner Bär is located just a 15-minute bus ride away from the conference venue. You can book your room here.