Integrability in Gauge and String Theory
29 June – 3 July 2009
Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik
Albert-Einstein-Institut, Potsdam-Golm
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Travel Info

Here is some useful information concerning how to get to the conference/institute, your hotel and travelling in Potsdam and Berlin.

Arriving by Plane

Berlin has two airports, Tegel and Schönefeld. They are connected well to all the major train stations in Berlin (Zoo, Hauptbahnhof, Ostbahnhof) by public transportation. From Schönefeld you can also take the regional train RB22 directly to Potsdam Hauptbahnhof. The journey to Potsdam/Golm takes one to two hours.

A taxi to Potsdam/Golm will be 50 € or more, and takes 45-60 minutes from either airport. Renting a car at the airport is also an option.

Arriving by Train

All intercity trains stop in Berlin Hauptbahnhof, some in Berlin Spandau or Berlin Südkreuz. The journey to Potsdam/Golm by public transportation takes around one hour.

A taxi to Potsdam/Golm will be 50 € or more, and takes around 45 minutes.


Schedules for public transportation in Berlin may be found at or When searching for a connection enter as starting point (von), respectively:

The destination (nach) is, respectively:


From Berlin

From Hauptbahnhof (or: Zoologischer Garten, Ostbahnhof, Wannsee) take the regional express train RE1 for Brandenburg or Magdeburg and get off in Potsdam Hauptbahnhof. Note: The S-Bahn S7 takes the same route, but it usually takes as long as waiting for the next regional express train.

From Südkreuz take the S-Bahn S1 to Wannsee. In Wannsee change to the S-Bahn S7 to Potsdam.

To get from Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to Golm, you have the following options:

From Spandau, take the regional train RB13 fpr Rathenow or Wustermark or the regional express train RE4 for Stendal, and change in Wustermark to the regional train RB21 for Griebnitzsee. That train stops in Golm. Once you arrive in Golm, follow the road on your side of the tracks for about 500 m to the Wissenschaftspark. Alternatively, you can take a train to Zoologischer Garten or take bus 638 or 639 to Potsdam.

From Hotel Mercure

Hotel Mercure is situated in the Potsdam city centre at Lange Brücke. The main train station (Potsdam Hauptbahnhof) may be reached by foot in about five minutes. Hotel Mercure is the tall building by the lake. The fastest connection to the institute is an hourly regional train RB21 (or RB20) leaving from Potsdam Hauptbahnhof for Wustermark (or Oranienburg). Get off at Golm, take the underpass under the railroad tracks and follow the road for about 500 m to the Wissenschaftspark. Or take the bus lines 605, 606 (N14) from Potsdam Hauptbahnhof or Alter Markt to Golm Wissenschaftspark.

From Hotel am Luisenplatz

Hotel am Luisenplatz is situated in central Potsdam at Luisenplatz opposite the city gate. To get to the institute, take the bus lines 605, 606 (N14) from Luisenplatz to Golm Wissenschaftspark.

From Landhotel Potsdam

Landhotel Potsdam is located in Golm, Reiherbergstraße 33 fairly close to the institute, you can walk in ten minutes, see the site map. The hotel can be reached by bus (697) from Potsdam Hauptbahnhof. The closest bus stop is Weinmeisterstraße.

Traveling by Car

Please use a route planner, such as, or, and use as destination address:

To get to the institute from Berlin: Leave the highway (Autobahn) A115 at the exit Potsdam Babelsberg and turn at Potsdam-Zentrum. Follow the directions to Autobahn Hamburg until Golm is indicated.

Other routes: Leave the highway (Autobahn) A10 at the exit Leest and turn at Potsdam. Pass Leest and Grube to get to Golm.

On the Campus

Once on the campus, go to the central building, see the site maps below: