Information for Visiting Scientists

Addresses

 

Museum building
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin
Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8
14195 Berlin
phone +49 (0)30 - 838 50100, fax +49 (0)30 - 838 45 85 74

Postal address
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum
Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8
14195 Berlin

Wirtschaftshof
Botanischer Garten Wirtschaftshof
Am Fichtenberg 17
12165 Berlin
phone +49 (0)30 - 838 50-270

 


How to get here

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin
Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8
14195 Berlin
phone +49 (0)30 - 838 50100 (Switchboard)

Public transport

  • Bus stop (bus X83): “Königin-Luise-Platz/Botanischer Garten“ (5 m)
  • Closest U-Bahn stations (U3, U9): “Dahlem-Dorf“ (850 m), “Podbielskiallee“ (850 m), “Breitenbachplatz“ (1 km), “Rathaus Steglitz“ (1,2 km)
  • Closest S-Bahn station (S1): “Rathaus Steglitz” (1,2 km)

Please click here to calculate your itinerary through the BVG website.

From Tegel airport (ca. 40 min. – AB Ticket, 2,40 €)

  1. Take Bus 109 or X9 till “Zoologischer Garten”;
  2. From “Zoologischer Garten” take the U-Bahn (U9) till “Rathaus Steglitz”;
  3. From “Rathaus Steglitz” take Bus X83 till “Königin-Luise-Platz/Botanischer Garten“.

From Schönefeld airport (ca. 60 min. – ABC Ticket, 3,10 €)

  1. From the train station – that is about 300 m from the airport - take the regional train “Airport Express” (RE7, RB14) till “Zoologischer Garten”;
  2. From “Zoologischer Garten” take the U-Bahn 9 till “Rathaus Steglitz”;
  3. From “Rathaus Steglitz” take Bus X83 till “Königin-Luise-Platz/Botanischer Garten“.

From the central station – Hauptbahnhof, Hbf (ca. 30 min. – AB Ticket, 2,40 €)

  1. Take the S-Bahn (S5, S7, S75) or the train (RE1, RE2, RE7, RE14) till “Zoologischer Garten”;
  2. From “Zoologischer Garten” take the U-Bahn 9 till “Rathaus Steglitz”;
  3. From “Rathaus Steglitz” take Bus X83 till “Königin-Luise-Platz/Botanischer Garten“.

By car

Please click here to calculate your route to the Botanic Garden.

By taxi

  • From Tegel Airport (ca. 20 min. – approximate fare: 25,00-30,00 €)
  • From Schönefeld Airport (ca. 30 min. – approximate fare: 38,00-43,00 €)
  • From the central station – Hauptbahnhof, Hbf (ca. 30 min. – approximate fare: 20,00-25,00 €)

Public transport in Berlin (BVG)  

The public transport in Berlin is run by the company “BVG“.

Four different means of transportation are available (Timetables, Routes & Maps):

Tickets
A single-ride ticket that allows you to use all means of transportation for one-way trips in the city cost 2.40 € and is valid for 2 hours (AB Ticket). Tickets can be purchased at vending machines or counters of S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations and at some news-stands (Kiosk). There you can also find Day Tickets, 4-Trip Tickets, Short Trip Tickets and season tickets. Please note that vending machines do not accept high-denomination banknotes.

Operating hours
The public transport operates between ca. 4:30 am and 0:30 am during the week (with the exception of some buses that run the whole night). During the weekend, urban railway and subway trains as well as some buses (M, N) operate the whole night.

For more information, check the BVG website.


Accommodation

If you are looking for accommodation in the proximity of the Botanic Garden, here is a list of hotels and information about the Botanic Garden Guesthouse.


Services in the Museum and the Garden

Opening times

The Museum and the Garden are open to guest students and researchers from Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm.
The library is open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.
Special arrangements to use the facilities outside the opening times can be made upon request.

Food and drinks

  • In the Museum. Inside the Museum’s building there is a small cafeteria with vending machines for drinks and snacks.
  • In the Garden. In the Witschaftshof, at the eastern corner of the Garden, there is the so-called “Gardeners’ cafeteria” where hot meals are served on weekdays from 12 a.m. to 1 p.m. In summer, a restaurant opens in the Garden next to the “Unter den Eichen” entrance, as well as a café near the greenhouses.
  • Surroundings. At the Cafeteria of the Institute of Pharmacy - Königin-Luise Str. 4 - you can get sandwiches, hot drinks and hot meals (at lunch time). A broader choice of warm dishes is offered by the canteen of the “Biologische Bundesanstalt” - Königin-Luise Str. 19.

The main cafeteria of the Freie Universität is not far (Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26) and offers a large selection of hot and cold dishes at low prices.