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Citizens of the EU: 
EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Non-EU citizens:
All Non-EU citizens require a visa. However, a visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in an 180 day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.

You may apply for short stay visas (Schengen Visas) at diplomatic missions of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Please also visit the homepage of "Auswärtiges Amt" to find a detailed table of all countries requiring a visa and also more information about visa regulations, as well as a list of German diplomatic missions around the world.

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An invitation letter for the purpose of obtaining a travel visa or permission to attend the meeting will be handed out on request after successful registration for the congress.

Please check www.weather.com for up-to-date weather forecasts in the city that you are travelling to.  

As in most countries of the European Union, the official currency is the Euro (€).

Please note that there are no general bank hours in Germany. Most banks are open in the morning hours and just a few hours in the afternoon or early evening.

Major credit cards are accepted at most cash points (ATM machines), stores, restaurants and hotels.

English is spoken by the staff of most hotels, restaurants and shops. 

Telephone and internet
Germany's international pre-dial is +49 (0049).

Public places like airports, universities, libraries, restaurants and cafés may offer "free"-WiFi Hotspots. 

The electrical power supply in Germany is 220v, 50 Hz, AC.

Official plugs in Germany are:  

"Schukostecker" (round) Type F/ CEE 7/4

"Eurostecker" (flat) Type C/ CEE 7/16

Germany's standard time zone is UTC/GMT +1 hour. 

All visitors are advised to have valid international insurance before coming to Germany. Citizens of the EU are insured with their EHIC (European Health Insurance Card). 

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From BER Airport, Terminal 1-2, you need about 30 minutes to get to the main train with the Airport Express FEX or the regional train RE7 / RB14. From Terminal 5, please take the S-Bahn S9. From the main station (exit Europa-Platz) take bus 147 in the direction of Fischerinsel to the stop Charité – Campus Mitte. Alternatively, take bus 245 in the direction of Mitte or bus 42 in the direction of S Ostbahnhof to the Robert-Koch-Platz stop. The buses run every 5-10 minutes.

This information is from the Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus. More information can be found here.

From the main station (exit Europa-Platz) take bus 147 in the direction of Fischerinsel to the stop “Charité Campus Mitte”. Alternatively, take bus 245 in the direction of Mitte or bus 142 in the direction of S Ostbahnhof to the stop Robert-Koch-Platz.

If you arrive via the Central Bus Station Berlin (ZOB), you can reach the Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus in about 30 minutes by S-Bahn (S3, S5, S7, S9, S42), bus (147, 143) or U-Bahn (U2, U6).

Download the BVG app and quickly find the right connection. Here you can find all the information about the connections and buy your tickets directly:

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From Dortmund A2 

  • To Knobelsdorffstraße in Berlin

  • Then take the A100 exit towards Kaiserdamm and follow the B2/B5 to Luisenstraße

  • The Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus is located on the right-hand side.   

From Munich A9 

  • To Knobelsdorffstraße in Berlin 

  • Then take the A100 exit towards Kaiserdamm and follow the B2/B5 to Luisenstraße 

  • The Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus is located on the right-hand side.  

From Hamburg A24 

  • Take the A1 in the direction of Lübeck/Berlin 

  • Exit at the Oranienburg junction onto the A111 in the direction of Wedding/Kurt-Schumacher-Platz 

  • Then continue on Müllerstraße and Chausseestraße in the direction of Robert-Koch-Platz to Luisenstraße 

  • The Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus is located on the right-hand side.

From Dresden A13 

  • Follow the A13 and A113 to Invalidenstraße in Berlin, take the B96 exit towards the A100/Prenzlauer Berg 

  • Follow Invalidenstraße to Luisenstraße. The Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus is on the left side.

It takes about 13 minutes to walk from Berlin Central Station. Walk east on Washingtonplatz. Then turn left onto Hugo-Preuß-Brücke and continue on Kapelle-Ufer. Turn left onto Unterbaumstraße and follow Schuhmannstraße. Turn left onto Luisenstraße. The Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus is then on the right-hand side. 

The Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus does not have its own parking spaces! In Luisenstraße 51 there is a public parking garage, which only has 88 parking spaces. Other car parks nearby are the multi-storey car park "Leipziger Platz" (Leipziger Platz 12, 10117 Berlin, approx. 25 min walk to langenbeck-Virchow-Haus) or the multi-storey car park "Sony Center" (Potsdamer Straße 6, 10785 Berlin, approx. 30 minutes walk to Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus).


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