The 8th Symposium will be held in the Seminaris conference hotel at the shore of the Lake Templin at Potsdam (Germany) not far from Berlin from October 12 - 16,  2015.

Seminaris SeeHotel Potsdam


Ways to the symposium venue (Seminaris See-Hotel)

By car From the North: Coming from the A24 (Hamburg/Rostock) turn into the A10 (Berliner Ring), exit “Potsdam Nord”, the hotel guiding system (green) will bring you safe and sound to the destination.
  From the West: Coming from the A2 (Hannover) turn into the A10, exit “Groß Kreutz”, the hotel guiding system (green) will bring you to the destination.
  From the South and East: Coming from the A9 / A13 / A12 (Leipzig, Dresden, Frankfurt/O.) turn into the A10, exit “Michendorf", the hotel guiding system (green) will bring you to the destination.
By plane to Berlin Schoenefeld You will take the RB 22 regional train from the 'Berlin Schönefeld' airport to 'Potsdam Hauptbahnhof' (main station). Travel time is approx. 50 minutes.
By plane to Berlin Tegel You will take the 109 bus bound for 'Zoologischer Garten' to S-Bahn station 'Charlottenburg'. From there you will take the S7 (tram) or the RE1 (regional train bound for Magdeburg) to 'Potsdam Hauptbahnhof' (main station). Travel time is approx. 50 minutes.

There are several ways to get to the Symposium venue from 'Potsdam Hauptbahnhof':

By tram and bus Tram 91 or 98 and bus 695 go to the station 'Bahnhof Pirschheide'. Please follow the hotel signs, less than 15 minutes by foot.
Public taxi A public taxi to the Hotel costs about 20€: Taxigenossenschaft Potsdam, Tel. (0)331-292929 (Travel time is approx. 15-20 min.)
8FSM-Shuttle (only on Sunday!) There will be a 8FSM-shuttle to the symposium venue (Seminaris Seehotel) every full and half hour between 2pm and 7pm. Coming from the trains, please walk towards "Information"/Ausgang Nord (exit north). After leaving the station via the escalators/stairs cross Babelsberger Straße you will find the 8FSM-shuttle between the busses (Potsdam Sightseeing). The shuttle will leave at full and half hours and may arrive just a few minutes before departure time.
For adventurers only! (By water taxi. Only on Sunday!) The landing stage of the water taxi is not far from Potsdam Hauptbahnhof. Leave the water taxi at stop 12 / 'Hotel Mercure' close to 'Seminaris See-Hotel' (about 15€)!
Hotel shuttle service The hotel offers a shuttle service, for which a fare will be charged, to the train stations and airports. Pick-up times have to be forwarded <em>to the hotel </em>at least 48 hours before your arrival.

Potsdam in brief…

Potsdam is the capital of the German federal state of Brandenburg with a population of 160 000 located about 25 km south-west of Berlin in Germany. Potsdam is famous for the residence of the Prussian kings with its numerous and unique parks which are a world heritage of UNESCO. In 1945 the victorious Allied leaders of World War II decided at the Potsdam Conference about postwar Europe. Potsdam is a university town, has several colleges and is home to a number of research foundations.