Welcome to Berlin!

The Brandenburg Gate, photo © Thomas Wolf (www.foto-tw.de)

The Brandenburg Gate, photo © Thomas Wolf (www.foto-tw.de)

Berlin, City of Freedom

Berlin sets trends: Whether it’s sightseeing or hip neighborhoods, galleries or gastronomy, music or fashion, there is always something new to discover in the German capital. Yet what is it that makes Berlin so attractive? It is the capital’s diversity, contrasts, and its virtually inexhaustible possibilities that excite visitors from around the world. That’s why Berlin is the most multicultural city in Germany. We hope you’ll get to explore some of what it offers.

Below you’ll find out more about our partner venues and partner hotels.

Partner Venues

Kühlhaus Berlin

The conference’s primary venue, Kühlhaus Berlin was formerly a 19th-century icehouse, now lovingly converted into an event space with preserved features from its Industrial Age heritage. Located nearby Gleisdreieck Park and beside Technikmuseum Berlin, it will house the majority of the conference’s activities as well as a good portion of the Zeidlerei workshop's.

Directions to Kühlhaus Berlin


This lovely garden, the location of our optional Saturday evening dinner, sits in the heart of the bustling Kreuzberg neighborhood. Founded in 2009, it was envisioned as a green place to connect people to nature, build a diverse community, teach people about biodiversity, and encourage learning about and experimentation with organic food production and sustainable living. It also hosts one of Mellifera Berlin’s apiaries, which features a number of different hive types, including Warré, Bienenkisten, Einraumbeuten, a couple of log hives, and more.

Technikmuseum Berlin

On the site of the old Anhalter freight railyard at Gleisdreieck Park sits one of Europe’s biggest technological museums. It features a park with windmills, a water mill, a smithy, a brewery, and wooded areas. Inside are locomotives, planes, engines, textile equipment, scientific instruments, printing presses, plus 25,000 other technical objects.

The museum hosts part of the Zeidlerei workshop as well as a live demo on building a log hive on Saturday.

Partner Hotels

Originally we reserved blocks of rooms at three hotels within walking distance. Of them, only the Hotel Mercure Berlin Mitte continues to hold rooms for guests. To make a reservation, click the “RESERVATION PDF” button, download and fill out the form, then email it back to the hotel directly before 15 August. (Note: Reservations can be made online too, but we cannot guarantee the discounted rate reserved for conference attendees.)