Travel & Housing

Hotel Reservations

Headquarters Hotel

The Maritim Hotel Berlin is the headquarters hotel. We have negotiated a room block with the hotel at the group rate of €149 (Single), €179 (double) including VAT, breakfast buffet, and wifi.

The Maritim Hotel Berlin is located in the city’s Tiergarten Park, the quiet diplomatic quarter, close to the Kurfürstendamm and the Potsdamer Platz. The SPS Annual Meeting will take place in the Maritim Hotel Berlin.

Maritim Hotel Berlin
Stauffenbergstraße 26
10785 Berlin

To make reservations, please use the online reservation system, or call +49 (0)30 2033-4410 and identify yourself as part of the SPS group rate.

SPS does NOT work with a housing/hotel reservations company. The only way to reserve your hotel room with the SPS block is to use the link listed on our website. Communications from persons other than SPS are not authorized and should be regarded as spam.

The deadline for reservations at the Maritim Hotel Berlin is August 18*.

*The Berlin Marathon will be taking place the weekend some SPS events take place, if you plan to arrive between 9/21–9/23 we suggest making your hotel reservations now.

Alternative Hotels

Due to high demand, the Maritim Hotel Berlin may be sold out certain days of the Annual Meeting. If you are unable to secure your desired reservation dates, you might consider one of these nearby hotels.

Crown Plaza Hotel Potsdamer Platz
Hallesche Str. 10
10963 Berlin
+49 30 8010660

Grand Hyatt Berlin
Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2
10785 Berlin
+49 30 25531234

Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade
Lützowufer 15
10785 Berlin
+49 30 254780

Fjord Hotel Berlin
Bissingzeile 13
10785 Berlin
+49 30 526854909

Hotel Lutzow
Keithstraße 38
10787 Berlin
+49 30 491022620

Residenz Begaswinkel
Genthiner Str. 30A
10785 Berlin
+49 (0)30 85621400


To/From the Airport (Distance)

  • Main railway station: 3 km
  • Tegel airport: 8 km
  • Schönefeld airport: 23 km
  • Motorway: 8 km
  • Brandenburger Gate: 1 km
  • Ku'damm (street): 1 km

Prices and Transportation

Taxi Fares

  • From Tegel airport: approximately 21 €
  • From Schönefeld airport: approximately 40 €
  • From Berlin main station: approximately 9 €

Busses and Trams

  • From Tegel airport: Bus X9 to Bahnhof Zoo, from there take bus 200 to stop Philharmonie (approximately 30–40 minutes)
  • From Schönefeld airport: By rail to stop main station, from there take bus M85 to stop Kulturforum (approximately 45–60 minutes)
  • From Berlin main station: Bus M85 direction S Lichterfelde Süd (Exit Europaplatz) to stop Kulturforum

City Information

Things to See and Do in Berlin


Berlin offers numerous options for familiarizing yourself with the city! Guided city tours are provided by a number of reputable companies. Starting points include for example the Kaiser William Memorial Church at the Kurfürstendamm and the “Unter den Linden” boulevard on the corner of the Friedrichstraße. The tour takes around 2 hours and prices range between 15 and 25 € per person depending on the tour company in question. Another popular way to see Berlin is by boat. River tours depart from the jetties on the Cathedral/Museum Island, Jannowitz Bridge and the Palace Bridge. Prices start at 14 € per adult. Finally, busses with the numbers 100 and 200 leaving from the Zoo station or Friedrichstrasse are a great way to gain initial first impressions of the city.

Tip: Depart the bus at the Brandenburg Gate and walk along the ‘Unter den Linden’ boulevard to the Gendarmenmarkt—weather permitting, it is an invigorating experience (no guided tours).


Berlin is the city of museums. Over 170 museums in Berlin keep the history, art and knowledge of the city alive and form unique museum scenery—a dynamic landscape that is growing in breathtaking speed. Many of the museums cover the history of the city including the Kingdom of Prussia, the city’s turbulent role in two world wars and the effects of the Iron Curtain. Museum lovers can spend days browsing Berlin’s extensive network of collections from photography to contemporary art.