Arriving

by plane

You should generally find getting to Berlin by plane a straightforward experience. Berlin has non-stop connections to most major European cities, in addition to key cities in the U.S.

Unfortunately, the opening of Berlin's new state-of-the-art mega-airport Berlin-Brandenburg (BER) has been delayed until at least 2014. In the meantime, Berlin's two existing airports remain open: Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) .

Of the two airports, the eurucamp venue (Hotel Müggelsee) is located nearer to Schönefeld (17km), approximately 20 minutes by car/taxi. Tegel is 37km to the Müggelsee, but closer to the centre of Berlin.

Booking Information

airberlin.com/eurucamp

Discount applies for flights flown between 3 and 25 August.

This year we’re delighted to announce our partnership with Berlin’s hometown airline, airberlin, to offer discounts of 10% on most airberlin and NIKI airfares to Berlin.

by train

Berlin is also a centre of the central European Rail Network. Direct train connections exist to many German and Eastern European metropoles.

Useful links:

DB Bahn (German Railways) Loco2

Berlin

Berlin is the capital of Germany and with around 3.5 Million people living here it’s also the largest city in Germany. Around one third of the city consists of parks, forests, gardens, rivers and lakes.

Berlin is a city full of history. During the cold war it was divided into East-Berlin, the capital of East-Germany, and West-Berlin, surrounded by the wall (1961-1989), an exclave in a “foreign” country.

Berlin today is a vibrant world city of culture, politics, media, and science. You don’t need to speak German to find your way around. But be polite and ask if they speak English before stating your request ;)

Getting Around

Berlin has one of the best transport infrastructures in the world. One of the city’s major advantages is its exceptionally broad and state-of-the-art system of modern transport. It consists of urban rail (S-Bahn) and metro (U-Bahn), buses and trams. The same ticket is valid on all of them. You can catch a bus and even a train at any time of the day.

The website of the BVG (public transport company) will give you all the information you need. To find your way from A to B you best visit the Fahrinfo.

Do you want to know what ticket you need? There are only three fare zones: Zone A, the city centre, which is also known as “in the ring” regarding the “Ringbahn” S41 and S42; Zone B, ending at the city limits and Zone C, stretching out beyond the city limits into Berlin's surroundings (e.g. Airport Berlin-Schönefeld SXF and Potsdam). Select the type of ticket that suits you best: Berlin AB tickets, BC tickets or ABC tickets.

Staying in the city

how to find …

Rand().days

eurucamp week will kick off with informal get-togethers.

We're encouraging eurucamp and JRubyConf attendees to spend some time getting to know each other and the extraordinary city that is Berlin.

JRubyConf EU

After a first successful European excursion in 2012, JRubyConf is back, bigger and better – this year as a two-day, single track conference.

Venue

JRubyConf will be held at the beautiful Heimathafen Neukölln and can be found Karl-Marx-Straße 141, 12043 Berlin. The metro line U7 (light blue) is going right by and you just have to hop off at “Karl-Marx-Straße”.

jrubyconf.eu schedule

Arriving from…

  • … Hauptbahnhof
    1. take any S-Bahn going east (platform 15) to S+U Jannowitzbrücke
    2. take the U8 direction S+U Hermannstraße to Hermannplatz
    3. take the U7 direction Rudow to Karl-Marx-Straße
  • … Tegel
    1. take the bus X9 or 109 direction S+U Zoologischer Garten to Jakob-Kaiser-Platz
    2. take the U7 direction Rudow to Karl-Marx-Straße
  • … Schönefeld
    1. take the bus X7 direction U Rudow to Rudow
    2. take the U7 direction S+U Rathaus Spandau to Karl-Marx-Straße
  • … Friedrichstraße
    1. take any S-Bahn going east to S+U Jannowitzbrücke
    2. take the U8 direction S+U Hermannstraße to Hermannplatz
    3. take the U7 direction Rudow to Karl-Marx-Straße
    or
    1. walk to metro station Französische Straße
    2. take the U6 direction Alt-Mariendorf to Mehringdamm
    3. take the U7 direction Rudow to Karl-Marx-Straße

eurucamp core

Venue

On the shore of Berlin’s biggest lake

It’s summer. Who wants to suffer in the urban jungle? This year’s eurucamp returns to the biggest of Berlin's abundant lakes, the Müggelsee.

Talks will take place at the Hotel Müggelsee.

Hotel Müggelsee sits on the banks of the lake and is surrounded by circa 48,000 m² of woodland and parks. Activities will take place around (and possibly in) the lake.

Hotel, patio in the evening

Arriving from …

  • … Hauptbahnhof
    1. take any S-Bahn going east (platform 15) to Ostkreuz
    2. take the S3 direction Erkner to Köpenick
    3. take the bus X69 direction Alt-Müggelheim to Müggelseeperle
    or
    1. take any S-Bahn S7 direction S Ahrensfelde to Mehrower Allee
    2. take the bus X69 direction (Alt-)Müggelheim, Odernheimer Str. to Müggelseeperle
  • … Tegel
    1. take the bus TXL direction S+U Alexanderplatz to Beusselstraße
    2. take the S41 direction Ring to Ostkreuz
    3. take the S3 direction Erkner to Köpenick
    4. take the bus X69 direction (Alt-)Müggelheim to Müggelseeperle
  • … Schönefeld
    1. take the bus 164 direction S Kaulsdorf to Bahnhofstraße/Seelenbinderstraße
    2. take the bus X69 direction (Alt-)Müggelheim, Odernheimer Str. to Müggelseeperle
  • … Friedrichstraße
    1. take any S-Bahn going east to Ostkreuz
    2. take the S3 direction Erkner to Köpenick
    3. take the bus X69 direction Alt-Müggelheim to Müggelseeperle
    or
    1. take any S-Bahn S7 direction S Ahrensfelde to Mehrower Allee
    2. take the bus X69 direction (Alt-)Müggelheim, Odernheimer Str. to Müggelseeperle

Staying

Hotel Müggelsee

Naturally, you'll also be able to stay overnight at the venue. In fact, for the most fun, we recommend staying here. You can book your room directly with us through our ticket page. The following eurucamp offer is open until the 5th of July:

  • eurucamp single bed room - 148 € (inc. VAT)

    For both nights at the Hotel Müggelsee venue from 16 - 18 August 2013 including breakfast.

  • eurucamp double bed room - 208 € (inc. VAT)

    For both nights at the Hotel Müggelsee venue from 16 - 18 August 2013 including breakfast.

    Plus optional extra bed(s) if you like to bring your kid(s) which is not included in the price and has to be ordered and paid on arrival. Extra Bed for Kids: Kids up to 6 years are free, 7-12 years +30 € - breakfast inc. (Not to be confused with the “eurucamp KIDS”-ticket.)

Check in

Check in on the 16th August from 2 pm. Check out on the 18th August before 11 am.

Hotel Müggelsee View of the lake from the tent
Camping Kuhle Wampe Campingplatz Krossinsee

Camping

Do you prefer to really ‘rough it’ and camp? Camping for small tents (‘wilderness-style‘) is available at Kuhle Wampe.

Approximately 3km away, it a short cycle ride or trek through the forest. Space is limited.

Prices are as follows (to be paid on arrival):

  • €4 for a tent per night and
  • €6 per adult person, per night
  • €3.50 per person under 18, per night

Kuhle Wampe is recommended if you have a bicycle (or don't mind walking). The nearest parking is a 20 minute walk from this location.

for bigger tents

A bigger camping site is available on the Krossinensee. It is approximately 15 minutes away by car. This site offers more organised camping than Kuhle Wampe, with spaces for larger tents and many conveniences (restaurant, shop, WiFi, activities). Chalets are also offered at this location.

  • €3 for a small (<= 2-person) tent, per night
  • €5 for a large (>= 3-person) tent, per night and
  • €7.50 per adult person, per night
  • €3 per person 6 - 15 years old, per night
  • Children under 6 are free.

Prices are listed in full in the price list (PDF) To make a reservation directly with the camping site, use their online form or call them on +49 (0)30 675 86 87.

This location is recommended if you have a car. It is also accessible by public transport, but because this route is not direct and involves circumventing the various lakes in the area, it is not particularly recommended. We can assist by organising a morning/evening shuttle taxi/bus service for car-less eurucamp attendees who want to stay at Campingplatz Krossinenesee.

Child care

Kinderfee logo

Grown-ups are not the only ones who will have a fabulous time at eurucamp. Kids will love it too. While you are engrossed in the world of Ruby, your kids will be enthralled by their own set of activities.

Child care at eurucamp will be provided by the professionally trained nannies of Kinderfee . Founded in 2010, Kinderfee is Germany’s leading provider of babysitter and nanny services. The platform works with a network of over 15,000 independent babysitters and nannies across Germany.

Your kids will draw pictures, play in the woods, at the beach, on the grass, in a play-room and you can be sure that they will be cared for for the entire weekend. Child care will be provided at daytime on all days of eurucamp core, from 16th to 18th August.

Evening child care is not provided by eurucamp, but don’t worry, Kinderfee is still there for you. You can use the following voucher code to interview up to 3 babysitters for free: kf-eurucamp . The site is currently only available in German, but if you need help making a booking, please contact one of the team.

eurucamp schedule