Global Business Anthropology Summit 2020



How do I get to Berlin?

By air

International and domestic carriers fly to Berlins two major airports, Schönefeld and Tegel.

Schönefeld Airport (SXF) is located southeast of Berlin and is connected to the city through S-Trains (S9, S45) and regional trains (approx. 45 mins / 4 Euro)

Tegel Airport (TXL) is in the northwest of Berlin, busses TXL, X9, 109 and 128 connect the airport to the city center (20 mins, 2,70 Euro)

By train

Trains from German and European cities to Berlin can be booked with the german railways on

The central train station, Berlin Hauptbahnhof as well as Südkreuz are well connected to the university.

By bus

Travelling from other parts of Germany or Europe to Berlin, bus is often an affordable and, at times, also convenient option. Compare prices on The central bus station is located on the circle line in the west of Berlin.

Getting around in Berlin

Berlin's public transport system includes S-trains (S-Bahn), subway trains (U-Bahn), buses, and even tram lines in the former eastern part of the city.

The transport network is divided into three zones (A/B/C). The circle line runs around the city between zones A and B.

Tickets can be bought at BVG counters or machines at the stations or on the bus (only cash!), or with the BVG app "FahrInfo Plus". More information on



Where to stay?

We have negotiated special rates at the following hotels. Both are located in nice neighbourhoods in the western part of Berlin and are well connected to the university through the U3 line.

Hotel Seifert

Book your room in this hotel before March 15 for rates ranging from 85 Euro (small single room) to 125 Euro (comfort double), including breakfast buffet. Book by calling +49 30 884 191-0 or writing to, using the booking code "GBAS20".

Mercure Hotel Berlin Mitte

The Mercure Hotel Berlin Mitte offers rooms at rates of 109 Euro / 135 Euro for single / double rooms including breakfast. Book your room directly with the hotel on or +49 30 516 513 0, using the booking code "business anthropology".

Other options:

Berlin has plenty of comfortable and interesting hostels worth a visit, or you can check out homesharing services or couchsurfing. Feel free to get in touch with us if you need help or recommendations.



The university

The Freie Universität Berlin is located in Dahlem in the southwest of Berlin. It can be reached with the subway line U3. The main building is a 5 minute walk from the station "U Dahlem Dorf".

We will continue updating this site with useful information for you as we approach the summit.

Should you have any questions regarding your stay in Berlin, don't hesitate to get in touch with the organizing team, we'll do our best to help you!


This web page has been created by Berlin based anthropologists engaged in using anthropology in different ways. The Global Business Anthropology Summit, held annually, in different places in the world, is a collaboration among anthropologists from an array of professional environments across a global network. The aim of this network is to continue to draw out and learn from the experiences of these practitioners, exposing new ways and conditions for collaborating with different institutions, organizations, and companies, using anthropology in work.