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Free Travel Around Berlin

Delegates will be pleased to know that registration for HGM2004 includes free travel around Berlin on buses, U-bahn, and S-Bahn, for the duration of the meeting.

Public transport route information: German Version - English Version


Visas

Information IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ANY DELEGATE WHO REQUIRES A VISA

All delegates who require a visa to travel to Germany will need to make an appointment to attend their local German Embassy or Consulate in person. You will need to have with you all the relevant documentation. During busy periods and holidays, the waiting time for an appointment to be booked can be up to 4 weeks. PLEASE ENSURE YOU APPLY EARLY FOR YOUR VISA.

Invitation Letters

If you require a letter of invitation please contact the HUGO Secretariat at:
hugo@hugo-international.org

VISA LETTERS WILL NOT BE ISSUED TO ANY DELEGATE WHO HAS NOT COMPLETED REGISTRATION FOR HGM2004 AND THE APPROPRIATE FEE MUST HAVE BEEN PAID IN FULL.

Check your local requirements for obtaining a visa and write to the HGM2004 Secretariat in good time should you require an invitation letter. Official invitation letters to HGM2004 will only be issued to fully paid registrants.

You will not require a visa if you are a citizen of:

The following German Embassy web sites may be of use:



Travel to Berlin

By Plane

You can fly to Berlin from 167 airports in 53 countries. Aircraft operated by over 67 different airlines land in Berlin. The largest of Berlin's three airports are Tegel and Schönefeld. Tegel continues to function as the gateway to western Europe. Most of the flights to eastern Europe and Asia are handled by Schönefeld. The nearest airport is Tempelhof Airport.

Templehof Airport (THF)

Tegel Airport (TXL)

Schönefeld Airport (SXF)

By Car

High-speed Motorways (Autobahn) from all directions converge in Berlin.

By Train

Long-distance trains from all directions stop at the train station 'Zoologischer Garten' or at the train station 'Ostbahnhof'.


General Information

Local Currency

Local Time

Local time in Berlin can be checked here along with other local information.

In April (with daylight savings), Berlin is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UTC.

Local Weather

Current Weather in Berlin can be checked here, along with regional weather for Germany and other parts of Europe.

The average high temperature for Berlin in April is 12°C (54°F). The average low temperature is 3°C (37°F).

Berlin and Germany Tourist Info