Venue and Accommodation

Access to the venue

We will be happy to host the 4th UIC World Congress on Rail Training in this amazing building: designed and intended as the railway station of German Emperor Wilhelm II and his entourage, the Kaiserbahnhof is today a UNESCO world heritage site and is used as conference and training center for management executives from all divisions and business units of Deutsche Bahn Group.


DB Akademie im Kaiserbahnhof Potsdam
Am Neuen Palais 1, 14469 Potsdam

Parking on site
Please note that there is no parking area on the premises. There is a chargable public parking nearby (about an 8 minute walk).

Public Parking:
Park Sanssouci P3 Am Neuen Palais:
after a left turn on the left side, across house 19 of the University Potsdam

Zentrum für Sprachen und Schlüsselkompetenzen
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

How to reach Potsdam

By train

There is an hourly service from Berlin from the stations “Berlin Ostbahnhof”, “Berlin
Hauptbahnhof”, “Berlin Zoologischer Garten” with the Regional Express RE 1 in
the direction of Brandenburg to stop Potsdam Park Sanssouci.

Other trains stop at “Potsdam Hauptbahnhof”. From there, please take a taxi to the Kaiserbahnhof (approx. 10 minutes).

By air

The nearest international airport is Berlin Tegel Airport, 32 km from the center of Potsdam. The other international airport of Berlin is Berlin Schönefeld, 39 kms from Potsdam.

From the airport to the Kaiserbahnhof

From Tegel: take the bus 109 to Tegeler Weg/S Jungfernheide. Once arrived at Telegel Weg, head north to reach 8 Max-Dohrn Strasse. At Junfernheide station, take the S-Bahn 42 to Westkreuz. At Westkreuz, take then the S-Bahn 7 to Potsdam main station.

From Schönefeld: the RB 22 S-Bahn Train goes straight to Potsdam main station in an hour time.


In the following hotels in Berlin and Potsdam, there is a limited number of rooms at preferential rates from 4 -7 April 2017 for Congress participants.

Participants can reserve the desired nights under the password "WCRT 2017" directly to the hotel no later than March 6, 2017.


All hotels are in close proximity to Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt
Tel: +49 30 740 743 990
Fax: +49 30 740 743 816
Single-Room 113,00 EUR/Night incl. Breakfast

Mercure Hotel Berlin City
Tel: +49 (0)30 308 26 952
Fax: +49 (0)30 308 26 100
Single-Room 90,00 EUR/Night incl. Breakfast

InterCityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Tel: +49 69 66564-04
Fax: +49 69 66564-699
Single-Room 87,00 EUR/Night incl. Breakfast


Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci Potsdam
Tel: +49 331 90 91 905
Fax: +49 331 90 91 903
Single-Room 87,00 EUR/Night incl. Breakfast

Wyndham Garden Potsdam
Tel: +49(0)30-88 70 88 255
Fax: +49(0)30-88 70 88 153
Single-Room 73,00 EUR/Night incl. Breakfast