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IBZ Internationales Begegnungszentrum der Wissenschaft e.V.
Wiesbadener Straße 18
14197 Berlin


+49 (30) 82 00 75 86 - 0


From the airport by public transport

Tegel Airport (about 30 min travel time)
Follow the signs towards the bus station. Take the 109 or X9 airport bus to "Charlottenburg" station. Take the U7 underground towards „Rudow". Change at „Fehrbelliner Platz" to the U3 towards „Krumme Lanke". Get off at „Rüdesheimer Platz" station. Take the exit „Wiesbadener Strasse" and turn left into Wiesbadener Strasse. It is just a five minute walk from the station to IBZ Berlin.

Schönefeld Airport (about 1h travel time)
Take the airport bus to "Südkreuz" station, then take the S41 westbound train towards „Westkreuz" and get off at „Heidelberger Platz". Change to the U3 underground towards „Krumme Lanke" and get off at „Rüdesheimer Platz".Then take the exit „Wiesbadener Strasse" and turn left into Wiesbadener Strasse. It is just a five minute walk from the station to IBZ Berlin.

Getting to IBZ from central railway stations by public transport

Central Station | Berlin Hauptbahnhof (about 35 min travel time)
From the top platform take the S7 or S5, RE 2 or RE7 westbound trains to the station „Zoologischer Garten". Then take the underground U9 towards „Rathaus Steglitz" and get off at „Friedrich-Wilhelm-Platz". Take the exit „Wiesbadener Strasse". It is just a ten minute walk or a few minutes ride on the186 bus.

Südkreuz Station (about 30 min travel time)
Take the S41 train towards „Westkreuz" to the station „Heidelberger Platz". Then change to the underground U3 towards „Krumme Lanke" and get off at „Rüdesheimer Platz". Then take the exit „Wiesbadener Strasse" and go to the left into Wiesbadener Strasse. It is just a five minute walk from the station to IBZ Berlin.

By car

By car you can reach the IBZ via the A 100 motorway, leaving the motorway at "Mecklenburgische Strasse". Turn right at Mecklenburgische Strasse and follow the road to Wiesbadener Strasse. Then turn left into Wiesbadener Strasse.

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The IBZ Berlin - a unique setting in higher education

Berlin has a huge number of both public and private universities, as well as research institutions. With more than 170,000 students, it is one of Europe´s hotspots for research and learning.

A) Freie Universität Berlin

Most of our residents are professors at the Freie Universität Berlin (FU). The institutions whose headquarters are in Dahlem can easily be reached by public transport or by bike from IBZ Berlin.The FU is the most recently founded university in Berlin and is one of the most important universities in Germany. The department of the humanities, in particular, has an outstanding reputation all over the world.

B) The Charite

The Charite is the joint medical faculty of the FU and HU. It is one of the most important university hospitals in Europe. Berlin is well known for its university medicine with famous Nobel laureates such as Robert Koch or Emil von Behring connected to the Charité. Even today the Charité is amongst one of the strongest university hospitals in research.The Campus Benjamin Franklin in Lichterfelde is very close to the IBZ Berlin and can be reached by bus in about 20 minutes. The Campus Mitte can be reached in about 45 minutes and the Campus Wedding (Rudolf Virchow) is about half an hour away .

C) Technische Universität Berlin

The Technische Universutät Berlin (TU) in Charlottenburg is one of the largest and most prestigious institutes of Technology in Germany. This traditional university is strong, not only in natural science and technology, but also in a range of social sciences and humanities. The University of Technology campus in Charlottenburg can be reached by public transport in about 20 minutes.

D) Humboldt Universität Berlin

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin The Humboldt Universität zu Berlin is the oldest university in Berlin. It was founded in 1809 by the educational reformer and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt. The HU is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Since its founding, it has attracted world-class professors of humanities, natural sciences and medicine, from across the globe.

With more than 8,000 students, Humboldt-Universität’s Campus Adlershof is the heart of Berlin Adlershof - City of Science, Business and Media. Its buildings were developed between 1998 and 2003, and provide first-class teaching and research facilities for the departments of Chemistry, Geography, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. The campus Adlershof can be reached in about 45 minutes.

E) Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

The Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin houses 12,000 students. It offers over 70 practical subjects with Bachelor, Master and MBA degrees in the fields of engineering, computer science, economics, culture and design. Both the HTWs locations, Karlshorst and Schonweide, offer well-equipped libraries, computer centres and a range of sports facilities.

F) Universität der Künste

The Universität der Künste is one of the largest art schools in Europe. This university is very prestigious amongst art schools in Berlin due to both its size and the sheer volume of courses that it offers, ranging from art and design to music and architecture. Most of the Arts institutions are located in Charlottenburg and are easy to reach from IBZ Berlin by public transport.

G) Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Dahlem is the centre for cultural science: the study of the interaction between the sciences and the surrounding cultures. Research projects cover several millennia, ranging from Babylonian mathematics to genetics, from the natural history of the Renaissance to the early development of quantum mechanics.

H) Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung is located close to IBZ Berlin. Various scientists work at this social science research institute, including psychologists, educationalists, sociologists and physicians, historians as well as economist. Their research spans from human development and education, particularly with regard to learning processes and the links between behaviour and the brain.

I) Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

The Institute was founded over 100 years ago in Berlin and is now based in Dahlem. This is a research centre for the study of chemical build-ups, whose aim is to better understand particle behaviour in chemical reactions. Its goal is to better understand the behaviour of these particles in chemical reactions. Numerous Nobel Prize winners such as Fritz Haber and Otto Hahn are affiliated with this educational institution.

J) Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik

The staff of the Max-Planck Institut für Genetik in Dahlem, investigate genes, particularly with regard to their role in the embryonic development as well as the adult organism. Their focus is on gene disorders that cause medical complications.

The Rheingauviertel - a good borough for shopping and going out

Shopping malls, department stores and boutiques can be found in the Schloßstrasse, one of the most popular and most diverse shopping streets in Berlin. It can be easily reached in roughly 10 minutes by the 186 bus. All of your everyday requirements can be found very close by. Whether you need a pharmacy, a drug store, an organic market and/or street markets, or shops like a perfumery or wine shop, restaurants or large supermarkets everything can be reached on foot. And if you are ever in need or did not find what you were looking for – you can find anything in Berlin and we are always happy to help.

A breeze of garden city in the middle of the city: The IBZ Berlin and its neighbourhood

What makes the IBZ so special in addition to its architecture is its location. Our guests are able to enjoy a central and peaceful place to live with to parks, cafes and shops as well as the university nearby. The Schloßstrsse and the City West can be reached easily on foot or by bike. The IBZ offers its guests safety and quality of living that is often difficult to find in big capitals around the world.

The IBZ Berlin is located in the center of the Rheinische Viertel, often called Rheingauviertel. Since its development, which took place between 1911 and 1915, this area has offered quiet streets, elegant and spacious squares. This area is characterized by its timelessness; many of its features echo those of the reform housing and English country houses. However, the architecture also hints at more modern movements of Expressionism and the New Objectivity.

Rüdesheimer Strasse By JOSHUA HAMMER

Cycling to Uni

The Rheinische Viertel is well connected to public transport: The Rüdesheimer Platz is located right outside the door. Our guests can reach the campus of the Freie Universtät in Dahlem (Thielplatz or Dahlem-Dorf) in about 5 minutes by underground. It takes no longer than this by bike.The path leads along quiet roads and leads along the Domäne, which is an open-air museum for organic farming.

And remember: The Botanical Garden in Lichterfelde is one of the most beautiful and richest in the world, and can be reached on foot from IBZ in about 15 minutes. The unique landscape garden is nestled in gently rolling parkland, its tropical and greenhouses are also an architectural gem.

Berlin City West is just around the corner

The IBZ Berlin is very close to the City West, the Kurfürstendamm, Breitscheidplatz and Tauentzienstraße, it takes no more than ten minutes by underground from the IBZ. The City East (Potsdamer Platz on Friedrichstrasse, Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz) can also be reached from the IBZ in less than 25 minutes.

The Wine Festival at the Rheingau Wine Fountain

The Rüdesheimer Platz can be found in central in the quarter. It is an idyllic and beautiful fountain plaza that is decorated with flower beds. In the summer it is the home of the Rheingau wine fountain, an urban street party with a wine license from the Rheingau. There are various small shops, cafes, restaurants and a small weekly market in this neighbourhood. Next to this borough is Friedenau, which is also a popular, centrally located area that is scattered with listed buildings. Also within walking distance is the popular Park Volkspark Wilmersdorf, a large urban park. This is ideal for biking, jogging and walking. There are many playgrounds, sports facilities for basketball, tennis, table tennis, mini golf, kiosks and restaurants.

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IBZ Internationales Begegnungszentrum der Wissenschaft e.V.
Wiesbadener Straße 18
14197 Berlin


+49 (30) 82 00 75 86 - 0