Hasso-Plattner-Institut
  
 

How to reach us

Situated directly next to the Griebnitzsee train (S-Bahn) station, the HPI Academy in Potsdam-Babelsberg is quickly accessible via S-Bahn line S7 from the city centers of Potsdam as well as Berlin, the vibrant capital of Germany.

The HPI Academy workshop rooms are located in Building E on Campus II (August-Bebel-Str. 88) as well as in the main building (Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3) of the Hasso Plattner Institute.

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This video shows you the way to our two workshop venues:

 

Arrival from the Berlin airports

by public transport

  • From Tegel Airport take bus line 109, destination Bahnhof Zoo, to S-Bahn station Charlottenburg (travel time approx. 15 min). Switch to S-Bahn line S7 (towards Potsdam Hbf) and exit at Griebnitzsee Station (Potsdam) (travel time approx. 20 min).
    Total travel time approx. 50 min; ticket for zones ABC required.
  • From Schönefeld Airport, there is a footpath leading to the S-Bahn station S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld DB (approx. 400 m).
    From the station, take Regionalbahn RB14, destination Nauen, to S+U Friedrichstraße or Regionalexpress RE7, destination Roßlau, to S Wannsee.
    Switch to line S7 (direction Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof) and travel to Griebnitzsee Station (Potsdam).
    Total travel time 65 to 85 min; ticket for zones ABC required.

by taxi

Taxi rides from either airport to HPI cost between 40 and 50 Euros, and take 45 to 60 minutes.

 

Arrival by train

  • From Berlin central station take S-Bahn line S7 (direction Potsdam Hbf) and travel to Griebnitzsee Station (Potsdam) (travel time approx. 35 min).
  • From Berlin Zoologischer Garten take S-Bahn line S7 (direction Potsdam Hbf) and travel to Griebnitzsee Station (Potsdam) (travel time approx. 25 min).
  • From Potsdam central station take S-Bahn line S7 (direction Ahrensfelde) to Griebnitzsee Station (Potsdam) (travel time approx. 10 min).
  • Directions to the workshop room in Building E on HPI Campus II:

    At the Station Griebnitzsee, go downstairs and exit to the right. Leave the underpass and keep right. Follow Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße to the end and turn left onto August-Bebel-Straße. You will find Campus II on the corner August-Bebel-Straße and Stahnsdorfer Straße.

  • Directions to the workshop room in the HPI main building: Leave the underpass in the direction of “Universität“ (university), turn left at the bus loop, pass the level crossing and keep walking straight. The main building is located at the end of the path.

Taxi rides from the Berlin stations to HPI cost between 30 and 40 Euros and take approx. 45 minutes.
A taxi ride from Potsdam central station takes around 15 minutes and will cost approx. 10 Euros.

 

Arrival by car

  • From the A10 (Berlin beltway), change onto the A115 at the intersection “Dreieck Nuthetal”.
  • Leave the A115 at the Potsdam-Babelsberg exit (dual exit!) and continue in the direction of Potsdam-Babelsberg.
  • Follow Nuthestraße towards the city center (“Zentrum”) and exit at Wetzlarer Straße (Medienstadt Babelsberg).
  • Turn right, pass the BMW car dealer and turn left in the direction of Babelsberg.
  • At the next intersection (Großbeerenstraße/Wetzlarer Straße) keep going straight onto August-Bebel-Straße until corner August-Bebel-Straße/Stahnsdorfer Straße.