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Location Berlin

Berlin, the capital of Germany, is dynamic, cosmopolitan and creative, thereby allowing for every kind of lifestyle. East meets West in the metropolis at the heart of a changing Europe. Germany's largest city is a city of opportunities just waiting to be seized in all areas, such as entertainment, recreation, economy, science and academic life.

From the foundation of the city, to its nomination as the capital of Prussia through to the dark chapter of the Third Reich and from its division through to its reunification, this city has seen a lot, which is documented by pockets of attractions dotted all over Berlin. Business, science and research are tightly interwoven in Berlin. Numerous smaller companies with a wealth of creative energy create an innovative environment for the major players in the field. About one-third of the world's fifty largest companies have offices in Berlin. See also: www.berlin.de

Accomodation Steigenberger Hotel Berlin

It is not only the lavish comfort and elegant service that is so impressive about the Steigenberger Berlin, it is also its perfect location on the Los-Angeles-Platz, a stone's throw away from the Ku'Damm, the Berlin Zoo and the Gedächtniskirche (Memorial Church). Personal service, comfort and savoir-vivre - with these principles, exclusivity means comfort and satisfaction in the Steigenberger Berlin. The elegant ambience can be felt as soon as you enter the spacious foyer. Fine textiles, decor and wood lend each of the 386 rooms and 11 suites an individual touch.

For edaForum attendees edacentrum has arranged the following special room rates, valid during the edaForum06, available only with bookings by fax or phone:

  • Single room EUR 135 incl. breakfast
  • Double room EUR 155 incl. breakfast

Please book your room by October 5, 2006, and mention "edaForum" as keyword. After October 5, the fixed quota of rooms for the edaForum06 is closed. We recommend that you book early as the hotel could be booked up very quickly when trade fairs are taking place.

The hotel booking form is available here and will be sent with the confirmation of registration by e-mail. All participants are kindly asked to make their hotel reservations directly:

Steigenberger Hotel Berlin
Los-Angeles-Platz 1
D-10789 Berlin
Germany
Phone: +49 30 2127-0
Fax: +49 30 2127-117
www.berlin.steigenberger.de

Directions to the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin
Conference location and accommodation

Arrival by car
From the “Berliner Ring” (A 10), follow the signs to "Berlin- Zentrum". Coming from the feeder road (A 115), follow signs for "Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf" when entering the inner circle (A 100). Exit at gateway “Kurfürstendamm”. Drive down the Kurfürstendamm until you reach the “Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church”. From there turn right into the “Rankestrasse”. After 150 m you will find the hotel on the left-hand side of the “Los-Angeles- Platz”. Parking facilities are located in the underground car park.

Route planning with

See also:
www.stadtplan.net
www.stadtplandienst.de

Arrival by train
From Berlin main station take the local train S5 (direction Westkreuz), S7 (direction Potsdam), S9 (direction Spandau) or S75 (direction Spandau), get off at station "Zoologischer Garten". The Steigenberger Berlin is situated 500 m south of the station.

For directly booking:

See also:
www.bvg.de
www.s-bahn-berlin.de

Arrival by plane

Airport Tegel (TXL)
Tegel is situated in the north-west of Berlin, approx. 8 km from the city centre. It is linked to the city highway and served by Bus 109 to Zoologischer Garten, which takes approx. 30 minutes to the hotel.

Airport Schönefeld (SXF)
Schönefeld is situated in the southeast of Berlin, approx. 18 km from the city centre. Passengers can travel to Berlin on the Airport Express. It takes approx. 30 minutes to get to the hotel.

Airport Tempelhof (THF)
Tempelhof is located in the south of the city. Direct bus services and underground lines take passengers to the city centre within 10 - 20 minutes.

See also: www.berlin-airport.de

Floor Plan of Steigenberger Hotel

Social Event

Have you ever experienced culinary delights whilst in the surrounding of fascinating exotic plants and amazing colorful Coral fish? The Aquarium Candle-light Dinner takes place in the zoo aquarium and is the perfect way to discover the underwater world whilst being watched by elegantly floating angel fish and fierce, hungry looking sharks.

Inside the new part of the zoo aquarium with its seven massive salt-water tanks you will find several highlights besides the home to the impressive Cownose Ray (Rhinoptera bonasus). A continuous water current ensures that the fish have the impression of continuously swimming forward.

Apart from that you will listen to a performance of Jaqueline Boulanger, who has a repertoire of traditional Jazz standards as well as original material, all of which she sings with masterful technique, mixing some blues inflection with Soul where it makes sense.

See also: www.jacqueline-boulanger.de

www.aquarium-berlin.de

Trips & Tours

THE STORY OF BERLIN - The Capital's Exhibition

Embark on a journey through time spanning 800 years of Berlin's history, beginning when the city was first regarded as a trading centre in the 13th century, and ending in the present day. Hear, see, smell, and feel history! Step into the exhibition scenery - equipped with specially designed lighting, slide shows, video projections, interactive touch screens, and historic recordings - and cross the boundary from spectator to living participant.

The guided tour through the original radiation-proof bunker underneath the “Ku'damm-Karree” shopping centre will be part of your visit.

Reichstag Building

The Reichstag building, just a few paces from the Brandenburg Gate, is the symbol of modern Berlin. Having moved from Bonn to Berlin, the German parliament (Bundestag) now convenes in the traditional German parliament building.

The new cupola on the roof of the Reichstag, recently designed by Sir Norman Foster, attracts many visitors. The 800-ton steel and glass accessible structure has a forty meter high viewing platform where you have a wonderful view of the city and even an insight into German politics. Placing importance on ecological construction methods, Foster designed the huge reflecting cylinder in the middle of the cupola to funnel light into the plenary chamber below.

The Reichstag building, just a few paces from the Brandenburg Gate, is the symbol of modern Berlin. Having moved from Bonn to Berlin, the German parliament (Bundestag) now convenes in the traditional German parliament building.

The Reichstag building was built in 1894 according to plans by Paul Wallot and was destroyed by fire in 1933. Due to security requirements, visitors are required to register for their visit two weeks in advance. Therefore we ask you to indicate your intention to participate on the registration form.

Contact

For further request please contact:
edacentrum GmbH
Ms. Maren Sperber
Phone: +49 511 762-19699
Fax: +49 511 762-19695
E-mail: edaforumatedacentrum [dot] de