Practical information

Public Transport

To get from BER airport to the hotel, you can choose from numerous public bus and train connections. Connection information can be found here.

A tip: download the BVG app to your smartphone – the BVG app makes it easy to find all bus, train and tram connections. Tickets can also be purchased digitally in the app.


Germany has a temperate climate. The average temperatures in May and June are between 12°C and 15°C. However, with occasional highs of 20°C in May and over 30°C in June, these two months are unpredictable – best to pack for both cooler and warmer days in Berlin.

Time zone

During the conference, Central European Summer Time is in effect in Germany, which is two hours ahead of UTC (UTC+2).


The German country code is 0049, German emergency numbers are as follows:

112 – fire and rescue service
110 – police
The medical on-call service can be reached at 116117.


Type F sockets are used in Germany. At a frequency of 50 Hz, the mains voltage is 230V.

Local opening hours

Most supermarkets in Berlin are open from 7 am to 10 pm, some earlier or longer. They are closed on Sundays and public holidays (26 May 2022 is a public holiday this year). Pharmacies usually have shorter opening hours and usually close at 7 pm. Money can be withdrawn 24/7 at numerous ATMs in Berlin. Restaurants are usually open until late in the evening. It is customary to tip between 5% and 10%.


No vaccinations are required for entry into Germany. However, travelers are advised to check current entry requirements in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patients who have health insurance will receive medical care services according to their insurance modalities, which may require payment in cash. EU citizens are advised to carry the European Health Insurance Card.