Directions

to Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB), Takustr. 7, 14195 Berlin.


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Footpath from the underground station Dahlem Dorf to the rotunda of ZIB:

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Public transport: From Tegel International Airport (TXL) (~ 45 min)
Buy a ticket (fare zone AB) from a BVG ticket machine or from the bus driver. Take bus 109 to Jakob-Kaiser-Platz (terminal stop Zoologischer Garten). At Jakob-Kaiser-Platz transfer to the subway line 7 (U7, terminal stop Rudow) to Fehrbelliner Platz. There, transfer to the subway line 3 (U3, terminal stop Krumme Lanke). Get off at Dahlem Dorf and leave the station against driving direction. Turn right onto Königin-Luise-Straße and walk until you cross Lansstraße. Bear right into Hechtgraben and pass the Seminaris Hotel (buildings with glass facades on the right side); at the end of Hechtgraben continue on the footpath and walk downstairs to Arnimallee. Cross Arnimallee and turn left; after about 80 m you arrive at a building with the digits of π painted on its wall (Arnimallee 6). In front of this building a footpath branches off to the right; you find there also a sign directing to the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (short: ‘Zuse Institute Berlin’ or ‘ZIB’).

Public transport: From Schönefeld International Airport (SXF) (~ 70 min)
Drop off at Terminal A and buy a ticket (fare zone ABC) from a BVG ticket machine or from the bus driver. Take either express bus X7 to U Rudow or bus 171 to terminal stop U Hermannplatz. At U Rudow transfer to the subway line 7 (U7, terminal stop Rathaus Spandau) to Fehrbelliner Platz. There, transfer to the subway line 3 (U3, terminal stop Krumme Lanke). Get off at Dahlem Dorf and leave the station against driving direction. Turn right onto Königin-Luise-Straße and walk until you cross Lansstraße. Bear right into Hechtgraben and pass the Seminaris Hotel (buildings with glass facades on the right side); at the end of Hechtgraben continue on the footpath and walk downstairs to Arnimallee. Cross Arnimallee and turn left; after about 80 m you arrive at a building with the digits of π painted on its wall (Arnimallee 6). In front of this building a footpath branches off to the right; you find there also a sign directing to the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (short: ‘Zuse Institute Berlin’ or ‘ZIB’).

Public transport: From main railway station (Hauptbahnhof Berlin) (~ 40 min)
Buy a ticket (fare zones AB) from a BVG ticket machine. Take interurban train line 7 or 75 (S7, terminal stop: Potsdam, or S75, terminal stop: Westkreuz) and get off at Zoologischer Garten. There take subway line 9 (U9, terminal stop Rathaus Steglitz) and get off at Spichernstraße. There switch trains to U3 direction Krumme Lanke. Get off at Dahlem Dorf and leave the station against driving direction. Turn right onto Königin-Luise-Straße and walk until you cross Lansstraße. Bear right into Hechtgraben and pass the Seminaris Hotel (buildings with glass facades on the right side); at the end of Hechtgraben continue on the footpath and walk downstairs to Arnimallee. Cross Arnimallee and turn left; after about 80 m you arrive at a building with the digits of π painted on its wall (Arnimallee 6). In front of this building a footpath branches off to the right; you find there also a sign directing to the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (short: ‘Zuse Institute Berlin’ or ‘ZIB’).

Public transport: From south railway station (Berlin Südkreuz) (~25 min)
Buy a ticket (fare zones AB) from a BVG ticket machine. Take interurban train line (S41, circular railway in clockwise direction) to Schöneberg (next station). There, transfer to interurban train line (S1, terminal stop Nikolassee) to Rathaus Steglitz. There, transfer to bus X83 (terminal station Königin-Luise-Str./Clayallee) and get off at Arnimallee. Walk down Arnimallee at the left side of the street; after about 150 m you arrive at a building with the digits of π painted on its wall (Arnimallee 6). Behind this building a footpath branches off to the left; you find there also a sign directing to the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (short: ‘Zuse Institute Berlin’ or ‘ZIB’).

Arriving by taxi
Specify as destination Arnimallee 6 (Institute of Mathematics, Freie Universität Berlin; readily identifiable by the digits of π painted on its wall). There you find a footpath and a sign directing to the neighbored Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (short: ‘Zuse Institute Berlin’ or ‘ZIB’). In Germany a tip of 5-10% is usually added to the taxi fare.

Arriving by car
Follow Google Maps. A parking area is at the back of the institute at Altensteinstraße. Coming from the North you find the access after Altensteinstr. 19. The parking area – somewhat hidden behind the bushes – is in front of the building with the white roof (visible in Google Maps with satellite view).

Location | distance to ZIB | travel times by bus/metro/rapid train | taxi | taxi fare

Airport Tegel (TXL) 14 km ~45   min ~15 min ~25 €
Airport Schönefeld (SFX) 20 km ~70-90 min ~30 min ~35 €
Main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) 9 km ~45   min ~25 min ~20 €
Railway station Südkreuz 8 km ~30   min ~15 min ~16 €


Useful links
Public transportation BVG (metro, buses, rapid trains): Tickets valid for all public transport in Berlin; in the journey planner enter as destination “Arnimallee 6″, instead of “Takustr. 7″ (the latter currently does not work).
Public transportation S-Bahn (rapid trains)
Public transportation DB Bahn (German railway)
Berlin airports information
Official Berlin city portal
Berlin (Wikipedia)
Dahlem, district of Berlin (Wikipedia)

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