Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin welcomes you to the 28th edition of ICCS in Berlin.
You can easily reach the venue via public transport. The nearest stations are S Friedrichsstraße (S-Bahn lines S1, S2, S3, S5, S7, S9, S25, S26 and underground line U6 stop here), U Unter den Linden (underground line U5) and Staatsoper (bus).
If your home institution is participating in the eduroam project, you can use the eduroam network at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin using your own login.
Otherwise, you can use the free open WiFi _Free_Wifi_Berlin.
International visitors arriving via plane at BER airport can take the S9 (urban train) from terminal 1 and 2 to get directly to the conference and into the city.
Visitors arriving via train at Berlin Central Station may take any urban train line to S Friedrichsstraße. For light travellers we also recommend taking the about 25 minute walk from Berlin Central Station to the venue, along the river Spree and some sights like the Reichstagsgebäude, the german government building. However, this walk can be quite exhausting on days with more extreme weather conditions.
For further planning of efficient travel to all accomodations or sightseeing in your spare time we recommend using the official BVG route planner to get around in Berlin via public transport.
There are many places to stay in Berlin, with several Hotels in close Proximity to the IBI.
The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin also offers overnight accomodation at the guesthouse within walking distance of the conference
There are several places in the vicinity of the venue to get food during lunch breaks:
- The STABI (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin), is one of Germany’s national libraries. Its cafeteria is open for external visitors, and has three different dishes per day (at least one vegetarian). Please use the main entrance on the boulevard Unter den Linden
- The IHZ (Internationales Handelszentrum) has the bistro Schrippen-Dirk with more traditional Berlin food, but no vegetarian and vegan options. The menu is only avaliable in German.
- The arches under the S-Bahn close to the nearest station Friedrichsstraße contain multiple smaller restaurants for every taste, e.g., (vegan) burgers, sushi, traditional food, italian, etc.
The Berlin School of Library and Information Science
The Berlin School of Library and Information Science (IBI) is located directly in Berlin’s historic city center. In the surrounding area, participants can take in the atmosphere of the city’s rich history and impressive architecture. The UNESCO world heritage site “Museumsinsel” (Museum Island) with sites like the Pergamon Museum, Berlin Cathedral and the Humboldt-Forum in newly (re)built Berlin Castle can be reached within five minutes by foot. Also, Berlin’s famous boulevard Unter den Linden is located only one block south of the IBI headquarters at Dorotheenstraße 26.
Berlin is the capital city of Germany with a rich history and countless sights including many Museums, the Botanical Garden, the Brandenburger Tor, the Berlin Wall, and much more.
The IBI is situated closely to the center of Berlin and most places are reached easily with the excellent infrastructure.
Berlin also has its own Airport and is easily reachable by most means of transportation.
For more Information on places to go and getting around in Berlin, please visit the
web site of Berlin tourist information.