Accessibility for walking impaired attendees at #bbuzz

Our approach is to carry out a conference which is as accessible as possible for walking impaired attendees and to be transparent about possible obstacles. Therefore we have prepared answers to some questions wheelchair users might have.

We will also make volunteers available to attendees who request assistance. Please write an email at least one week in advance to:

Is there accessible public transport to the conference venue?

The venue KulturBrauerei Berlin is located between U2 Eberswalder Straße and U2 Senefelderplatz. Both stations have elevators and are therefore accessible to walking impaired people. Kulturbrauerei can also be reached by trams M12, M10 and M1, stopping at Eberswalder Straße All of which are accessible low-floor trams. Also, all night buses are accessible for those with walking impairments.

Is there accessible public transport from the airport (or other likely arrival points) to the venue? How complex is the journey?

The “Hauptbahnhof”
Berlin's main train station is wheelchair-accessible, equipped with systems to guide blind people and its elevators have voice announcements, a service set up in close cooperation with the General Federation of Blind and Visually Impaired People in Berlin. The other main-line train stations in Berlin, such as Südkreuz and Ostbahnhof, are likewise accessible. Questions about travel to Berlin, help with boarding and disembarking, and other queries can be answered by the mobility center of Bahn AG on +49 180 551 251 2.

Berlin airports
Berlin airports are largely barrier-free. Accessible parking spaces and restrooms are available at both Tegel and Schönefeld. Those requiring special assistance or support should please inform their airline at least 48 hours in advance. You can find all information on arrival and departure from the airports as well as conditions at the airport and all service numbers in our link collection below:

Tegel Airport (TXL)

Arrival at and departure from the airport
Conditions at the airport

Schönefeld Airport (SXF)

Arrival at and departure from the airport:
Conditions at the airport

The conference venue: Kulturbrauerei Berlin

The conference takes place in several locations in KulturBrauerei Berlin including: Kesselhaus, Palais, Frannz Club and Maschinenhaus.

Conference rooms

The groundfloor as well as sanitary facilities of the Kesselhaus are accessible to walking impaired people.

The groundfloor as well as sanitary facilities of the Palais are accessible to walking impaired people. The food court will be on the ground floor of the Palais.

Palais Atelier and roof terrace

There is an elevator that takes you to all levels and up to the roof terrace with a beautiful view on the area.

The Maschhinenhaus is accessible with the elevator. However, walking impaired people may need assistance as they need to go through an area with obstacles.

Moon Lounge
The Moon Lounge is situated on the first floor of Soda Club. There is an elevator that takes you up to the first floor.

Barcamp rooms
see Palais Atelier

If you have further questions or queries, do not hesitate to get in touch with us: