The conference location is one of the most exciting and innovative new theatres in Germany.
The municipal Hans Otto Theatre lies directly on the banks of the Tiefen See lake and is part of the Schiffbauergasse quarter – a hive of cultural activity in the State capital Potsdam.
Surrounded by Prussian stately homes and gardens, both the theatre itself and the local culture and theatre scene are crucial in shaping the “new heart” of Potsdam .
Here, art and culture exist side-by-side with high-tech firms including the Volkswagen Design Center and the German branch of software manufacturers Oracle.
We look forward to exciting dialogues and discourse. The Uferpark, with its piers, marina and promenade along the edge of the Tiefen See lake, is the perfect place to unwind, while a diverse range of culinary options promises relaxation and refreshment.


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Arrival via public transport

Take TRAM 93 from Potsdam main station to the stop ‘Schiffbauergasse’ or TRAMS 94 and 99 from Babelsberg to the stop ‘Holzmarkstraße’.

Arriving by car

Take the ‘Potsdam Zentrum’ exit from the A115 onto ‘Nutheschnellstraße’ towards the city centre, then turn right at the first set of traffic lights (Berliner Straße/B1) and then after around 500m left again.

Airport Transport

Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL) is approximately 30 kilometers from Potsdam downtown. Taxi fares are roughly € 40. There is also public bus service (No. X9) available to Berlin Zoologischer Garten. From there you can change to city train S-Bahn (S7) which leaves every 10 minutes (direction Potsdam Hauptbahnhof) and takes about 35 minutes to Potsdam. The standard
single fare to Potsdam is € 3 (Berlin-ABC).

If you arrive at Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) the fastest way to get to Potsdam main station is to take the Regional Train from the airport. It leaves about every ½ hour at platform 3, 4 or 6. If you take the train at platform 3 or 4 make sure to get off at “Alexanderplatz” and change to S7 with final station Potsdam main station. If you take the train at platform 6, make sure the sign says “Potsdam Hbf”. This train goes directly to Potsdam.