Bad news for everyone travelling to #SAPtd in Berlin by train: it seems there will be a strike of german railway workers that may last until monday:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/german-train-drivers-union-calls-day-strike-26675559

This will surely affect other methods of getting to Berlin, so please plan accordingly.

Given that the Berlin S-Bahn will likely be on strike as well, maybe it’s a good idea to share Taxis? Maybe some of us can arrange a meeting point to get to our respective hotels. If you’re interested add your dates in the comments, please.

I’ll be arriving 10:35 in Berlin Tegel (TXL) driving to the NH Hotel Kurfürstendamm. Happy to wait for an hour or so.

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    1. Steve Rumsby

      And we’re heading to Kurfürstendamm …

      So, if anyone is heading that way at 1pm ish, let us know!

      Is there an obvious place to meet at the airport?

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    2. Uwe Fetzer

      If we are talking about Monday: I’m landing at Tegel at around 12:50. Would be nice if we could share a Taxi to our Hotel (and take a short sightseeing tour afterwards).

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      1. Steve Rumsby

        We’re in the same hotel, so that would be perfect. I don’t mind waiting for you 🙂 . And going for a little walk afterwards sounds good too.

        Steve.

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      2. Gareth Ryan

        I fixed your typo for you Uwe 😉

        Uwe Fetzer wrote:

        If we are talking about Monday: I’m landing at Tegel at around 12:50. Would be nice if we could share a Taxi to our Hotel (and have a few beers afterwards).

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        1. Steve Rumsby

          There’ll be plenty of beers during/after the Mentor reception in the evening. Pace yourself and don’t start too early. You have a whole week of drinking ahead of you… 🙂

          Steve.

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        1. Uwe Fetzer

          Fine, we can meet at the hotel.

          S-Bahn to Central Station (10 mins) -> Walk to Reichstag and Brandenburger Tor (10 mins)

          And than we can see how much time we have. We have to be at latest at 6:00 at the Messe (Check-In + search for the Mentor room)

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      1. Hendrik Neumann

        Hello,

        since the S-Bahn in Berlin is operated by Deutsche Bahn and its their workforce on strike, the S-Bahn trains will also be affected.

        Busses, Underground and Trams are operated by BVG and they should run as usual – with just more people cramped inside 😉

        See you in Berlin!

        Cheers
        Hendrik

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  1. Mark Finnern

    There is a site that is listing the schedule for S-Bahnen during the strike: DB S-Bahn Berlin auf Twitter: #Notfahrplan für #Streik – Tage online, wird ständig aktualisiert (Abweichungen …

    You should also try Berlin Google Maps that has a function to show you public transportation options to your hotel: Berlin Tegel Airport to Berlin, Germany – Google Maps

    There is a bus 109 or 5012 that leaves every 10 minutes. 30 minutes into city center and 400 meters to walk or cab ride to the hotel. Sounds good to me, Mark.

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