How get to the Helmholtz Centre in Berlin-Wannsee

Arrival to the Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin


Please search here for a suitable connection. You have to enter in starting station e.g. "Flughafen Tegel" and in destination station "Hahn-Meitner-Platz" (Example). You can also use the adjacent query form of the BVG (public transport), which will redirect you to the BVG-Homepage.




From Berlin-Tegel Airport 

  • Take the BVG city bus No. 109 direction: "S+U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten" until you reach the station "Charlottenburg" or X9 direction: "Zoologischer Garten" until "Jungfernheide"
  • Take the S-Bahn S7 direction: "Wannsee" to the station "Wannsee"
  • Continue from "Wannsee" as described below.
  • Total travel time to HZB: 55 to 75 minutes.
  • Berlin transport tickets & rates: BVG single ticket  for Berlin AB 2,70 €.
  • Regular connections: about 4 every hour

From Berlin-Schönefeld Airport

  • Take the S-Bahn S45 Direction:"Ring"  until you reach the station "Schöneberg".
  • Take the S-Bahn S1 Direction: "Wannsee" until you reach the station "Wannsee".
  • Continue from "Wannsee" as described below.
  • Total travel time to HZB: 75 to 95 minutes.
  • Berlin transport tickets & rates: BVG single ticket Berlin ABC 3,30 €.
  • Regular connections: about 3 every hour



From central station (Hauptbahnhof)

  • Take the S-Bahn S7 Direction: "Wannsee" until you reach the station “Wannsee”
  • Continue from station "Wannsee” as described below.
  • Total travel time to HZB: 35 to 55 minutes
  • Berlin transport tickets & rates: BVG single ticket  for Berlin AB 2,70 €.
  • Regular connections: 5 every hour

From the train station Spandau

  • Take the S-Bahn S5 Direction: “Hoppegarten” until you reach the station  "Westkreuz”.
  • Then take the S-Bahn S7 Direction: “Wannsee” until you reach the station “Wannsee”
  • Continue from station "Wannsee” as described below.
  • Total travel time to HZB: 40 to 60 minutes.
  • Berlin transport tickets & rates: BVG single ticket  for Berlin AB 2,70 €.
  • Regular connections: 5 every hour

From the S-Bahn stations of the city rail (Stadtbahn): Ostbahnhof, Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstraße, Zoologischer Garten and Charlottenburg

  • Take the S-Bahn S7 Direction: Wannsee” until you reach the station “Wannsee” 
    Continue from station “Wannsee” as described below.

From S-Bahnhof Berlin-Wannsee

  • From the station “Wannsee”, take bus line 318 Direction: Hahn-Meitner-Platz”. NOTE: Bus line 318 runs every 20 minutes between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM and only every 40 minutes at all other times! This line does not run at all on Saturdays and Sundays.
    The alternative is:
  • From station "Wannsee", take bus line 118 Direction: "Potsdam Stern-Center" until you reach the stop: "Wilhelmplatz".
  • From "Wilhelmplatz" to Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, continue on foot in the same direction the bus was going along Chausseestraße and keep going until you reach its extension Hahn-Meitner-Platz. This takes about 10 minutes on foot.
  • The trip takes 10 minutes on bus line 318, while taking bus line 118 and then walking takes around 20 minutes.



By car to Berlin Wannsee

  • From the city centre:
    From the motorway crossing Funkturm, drive along the motorway Avus A 115 (Direction: "Magdeburg/Leipzig") for approximately 10 km until you reach the exit “Wannsee”. Then head towards Wannsee/Potsdam on Königstraße (B1). After driving straight for 3 km, a sign on the right side of the road points to "Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie", where you have to turn left onto Chausseestraße and its extension Hahn-Meitner-Platz. Total driving time about 30 minutes.
  • From the Autobahn motorways from Leipzig, Magdeburg, Dresden and Frankfurt/Oder: 
    From the Berliner Ring A 10 to Autobahn crossing Nuthetal (formerly Drewitz), turn onto the city motorway Avus A 115 (Direction: "Autobahndreieck Funkturm") and keep going until you reach the exit "Wannsee", where you turn towards Wannsee and Potsdam onto Königstraße (B1). After driving straight for 3 km, a sign on the right side of the road points to “Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie”, where you have to turn left onto Chausseestraße and its extension Hahn-Meitner-Platz.
  • From the Autobah motorway from Hamburg/Rostock and Stralsund/Prenzlau: 
    On the Berliner Ring A 10 and Autobahn crossing Oranienburger Kreuz A 111, follow the blue Autobahn signs for "Magdeburg/Leipzig" and continue along the city motorway Avus A 115 as you would from the city centre (described above).