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How to get to Bollmannsruh

Thursday, 3rd October, is a general holiday in Germany - hence select only trains which are labelled "täglich" (daily) or "Feiertag" (holiday).

From the motorway A2, it takes about half an hour by car to reach Bollmannsruh. There is a large parking area in front of the KiEZ grounds. Brandenburg has a train station with trains directly to Berlin Hauptbahnhof (main station). The trains are called RE1.

The two airports of Berlin are called Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF). Budget airlines tend to prefer Schönefeld as their destination. The new airport of Berlin will not yet be operational in 2019. Tegel connects to Berlin main station with a bus, while Schönefeld is connected by a city train (S-Bahn). The RE1 is the relevant train also for people arriving by train; coming from northern, eastern and southern Europe, they change to RE1 in Berlin, while people coming from western Europe may also change to RE1 in Magdeburg. We will arrange for cars shuttling to Brandenburg main station on Thursday and Sunday.

You may consider combining the trip to the IMC with a visit to the nature reserve “Westhavelland” offering very dark skies, which you can reach by car in about 45 minutes. The new Moon on September 28 favours the nights before the IMC.

Tegel Airport to LOC

The most convenient connection from Tegel Airport (approx. 1 hour): Bus 109 to Kaiser-Friedrich-Str./Kantstr. Change to train station Charlottenburg regional train RE1 to Brandenburg (Havel - direction Magdeburg or Brandenburg).
Ticket best to be purchased at the airport, single 6,90€ (VBB ticket to Brandenburg). The Berlin ABC zone tickets are not sufficient to got to Brandenburg.

Schoenefeld Airport to LOC

The most convenient connection from Schoenefeld Airport (approx. 1:15 hour): Schoenefeld train station: RB22 (direction Potsdam, hourly service). Change at Potsdam Park Sanssouci (45min travel time), continue with RE1 to Brandenburg (Havel - direction Magdeburg or Brandenburg).
Purchase ticket at Schoenefeld train station (machines and counter), single 6,90€ (VBB ticket to Brandenburg). The Berlin ABC zone tickets are not sufficient to got to Brandenburg.
RB21·RB22 Time table - RE1·RB11 Time table

From Brandenburg (Hbf) station

Participants who need a ride from Brandenburg (Hbf) station to the IMC venue, please contact the LOC well in advance or try to arrange joint rides.