We are happy to run droidcon Berlin at Postbahnhof in 2016 for the second time.
The „Postbahnhof“ (English: Postal Train Station) was taken into operation in 1907 as main distribution center for Prussia and eastern part of the German Empire, the building was used for this purpose until the reunification in 1990. Since then the massive halls host concerts, parties and conferences; also big Internet companies' offices can be found there.
It is located next to the „Ostbahnhof“, one of the biggest train stations in the city, which was temporarily used as Central Station in the GDR. Also in sight is the famous „East Side Gallery“; a 1,3 km long former part of the Berlin Wall which is now covered in more than 100 paintings from international artists.
Postbahnhof is located between Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, two districts that are famous for its night life and international atmosphere, so getting a hotel close to the conference will still get you a very good experience of the city.
Straße der Pariser Kommune 8
U-Bahn: U1 (Warschauer Straße)
S-Bahn: S5, S7, S75 (Ostbahnhof)
The BVG website can be used to check all current train and bus connections: www.bvg.de/
You can call a taxi for a normal ride to the entry Straße der Pariser Kommune. There are also plenty of taxi cars at the Ostbahnhof.
Tip: If you just want to take a taxi for a short trip of 2km you can hail one off the street and tell the driver you would like a “short ride” or “Kurzstrecke”. Taxi service: 030 210101 or 030 443322
Parking is generally bad in that area, but you can take one of the parking blocks around the Ostbahnhof