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Berlin 2017

Practical information

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the Estrel Berlin Congress center.

Sonnenallee 225

12057 Berlin

Information for people with dementia

Meeting room for people with dementia

Room “Strassburg” has been reserved as a meeting room for the sole use of people with dementia and their guests. This room is located on the ground floor, next to the conference secretariat. Coffee breaks will also be served in this room.

Reserved areas

Seats in the front row(s) of all meeting rooms have been marked as “Reserved” for the use of people with dementia. Our staff members will be happy to direct you to those dedicated areas.

During the lunch breaks, a number of places and tables are reserved for the sole use of people with dementia. Those areas are marked as “Reserved” and located on the right hand side of the restaurant. Our hostesses will be able to accompany you to the area.

Accreditation and certificates

This conference is not CME (Continuing Medical Education) accredited.

Certificates for participation will be available at the registration desk

Wifi for all: “Public Wi-Fi Berlin”

Berlin visitors can surf on the city’s own Wifi on their smartphones, tablets and notebooks for free. There are about 100 access points available in almost all districts for this. Registration is not necessary. Access is possible by simply confirming the terms of use.

Click here for more information


The language of the conference is English.

All plenaries and parallel sessions conducted in Estrelsaal A will have simultaneous translation (English into German).

Some speakers at the opening ceremony may speak in German and simultaneous translation (German into English) will be provided.

All parallel sessions conducted in Room III will be in German only.

All other sessions will be in English only without simulatenous translation.

How do I get to and from the airport?

Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)
Take the X9 bus line from the airport to the "Jungfernheide" bus stop. Transfer then to the S42 S-Bahn commuter train line (Ringbahn) until you reach the "Sonnenallee" stop.
Public transport journey duration: roughly 40 minutes
Taxi journey duration: roughly 30 minutes
Taxi price: roughly 40 euros

Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF)
Take the 171 bus line until you reach the "Sonnenallee" stop.
Public transport journey duration: roughly 40 minutes
Taxi journey duration: roughly 15 minutes
Taxi price: roughly 35 euros

Berlin WelcomeCard

You can order and receive in advance of the event your public transport cards at reduced rates for the times of the conference.
The following link will provide you with various WelcomeCard packs: Click here to purchase your WelcomeCard  
You can have the Berlin WelcomeCard delivered right to your doorstep, in the form of a pass complete with guide. Please take the applicable delivery charges into account when doing so.
Alternatively, you can also order your Berlin WelcomeCard as a PDF voucher to be printed out: The voucher is not valid for use as a travel pass and must be redeemed at one of the designated points in Berlin. Click here to order your WelcomeCard voucher

The VisitBerlin website has very useful APPS that will make your stay easier with online ticket purchase, taxi bookings or offline city MAPS.

For travel assistance, tickets and bookings you can note our service number on the website: 0049-(0)30- 25 00 23 33


Berlin has a continental climate, which is distinguished by large seasonal temperature fluctuations. In summer the temperature can reach over 30 °C. However, temperatures largely range between a pleasant 15 °C and 25 °C from May to September.

October finds the temperatures falling fairly rapidly in Berlin with mostly cloudy skies and fairly frequent rainy days; however, there are still nice days here, especially early in the month. Early October afternoons are fairly mild with high temperatures averaging around 17-18 °C. As the month progresses the afternoon temperatures will fall through the month to 11-12 °C by the end of the month.

A good umbrella is a must!


The official currency in Germany is EURO/€.


Germany, has 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs. Visitors from the UK need an adaptor for electric appliances and visitors from the US need a transformer to be able to use 110/125V appliances.

Important phone numbers

Police 110
Calling emergency from international mobile phones 112
Berlin Police public telephone number +49 30 - 4664 46 64
Emergency pharmacy


EU citizens should be able to present a passport or an ID card valid for the duration of the stay in Germany. Citizens of other countries must have a valid passport. Non-EU citizens are required to produce a visa. Please contact your travel agent or the nearest German diplomatic post for further information. More information is available on the tourist office website

More information can be found on the tourist office webpage:



Last Updated: Wednesday 09 August 2017


  • Acknowledgements

    The 27th AE Conference in Berlin received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020). Alzheimer Europe and Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft e.V. gratefully acknowledge the support of all conference sponsors.
  • European Union
  • Roche