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Travel & Visa

Travel & Visa

Germany, as a member state of the Schengen Area, permits the nationals of many countries to enter the European Union Schengen area (including Germany) without a visa. EU citizens may of course enter Germany with just an identification card.



Two hotels in Jena and three in Berlin have room blocks with a special price for your convenience and comfort: 


Dorint Steigenberger Esplanade Jena

Carl-Zeiss-Platz 4
07743 Jena
Tel: +49 3641 8000

Rooms and Amenities

  • Single Room: 125,00€/ night
  • Double Room: 145,00€/ night

To reserve a room, email and use the code IPS2024

The elegant hotel rooms offer you maximum comfort during your stay. The modern furnishings in an elegant design include a flat-screen TV with Sky channels, a large desk, laptop safe, air conditioning and a minibar. Breakfast is included in the cost of the room.

Commuting from Hotel Esplanade Jena
The Steigenberger Esplanade Hotel in Jena welcomes you in the city center, about 15 minute walk from the Zeiss-Planetarium Jena with a slight slope in places. It is located directly in the shopping and business district and the old town with its half-timbered houses. The hotel in Jena therefore offers you the ideal starting point for the IPS 2024. 

B&B Hotels Jena

Am Anger 32
07743 Jena
Tel: +49 3641 6389690

Rooms and Amenities

  • Single Room without Breakfast: 58,00€/ night
  • Double Room: 68,00 € / night
  • Triple Room: 88,00 € / night

To reserve a room, email and use the code IPS2024

When booking, you can choose between rooms with a double bed for one or two people. All rooms are equipped with soundproofed windows and air conditioning. The interior also includes a flat-screen TV, desk and a bathroom with shower, WC, hairdryer and washbasin.

Commuting from B&B Hotels
This hotel is about a 6 minute walk from the Zeiss-Planetarium Jena. 


Estrel Berlin 

Sonnenallee 225
12057 Berlin
Tel:  +49 30 6831 22522
Fax: +49 30 6831 2345


  • Standard Room, Single Occupancy: 110,00 € / night
  • Standard Room Double Occupancy: 130,00 € / night

Estrel only has rooms in the conference block left for July 21-24.  If you wish to book other dates, you may be able to book through another site and find a similar price (such as Agoda or Expedia).

To reserve a room, email and use the code IPS2024. 

Official deadline for booking is June 23, 2024. After that date no guarantee of price or availability.

Commuting from Estrel Berlin
This hotel is most conveniently located, a less than five minute walk to S-Sonnenallee. Ride one stop on the S42 Ring (S-Bahn) to S-Treptower Park and walk 10 minute to Arena Berlin (about 15 minutes total), or ride seven stops and walk less than five minutes to the Zeiss-Großplanetarium (about 30 minutes total).

Michelberger Hotel 

Warschauer Str. 39-40
10243 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 2977 8590

For questions regarding your reservation, email

The official deadline for booking this hotel has passed. There is no guarantee of price or availability.

Commuting from Michelberger Hotel
This hotel is located just across the street from the Warschauer Straße Tram, S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations. The Arena is about a 30 minute walk either down Stralauer Allee and over the Elsenbrücke, or over the historic Oberbaumbrücke and down Schleisische Straße. If walking is not your thing, you can also get there in about 20 minutes by taking the S9 (S-Bahn) from Warschauer Straße to Treptower Park and walk 10 minute to Arena Berlin. 

To get to the Zeiss-Großplanetarium, walk one minute to the M10 Tram and take it to Prenzlauer Alle/ Danziger Straße and walk about 7 minutes to the planetarium.

Holiday Inn Berlin City Center East

Prenzlauer Allee 169
10409 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 4466 10

Rooms and Amenities

  • Standard Double Courtyard Room, Double Occupancy: 123,00 €/ night double occupancy 
  • Deluxe Room, Single Occupancy: 128,00 €/ night 
  • Deluxe Room, Double Occupancy: 143,00 €/ night 

All prices include breakfast, wifi, and use of the fitness center. Cancellation for existing bookings is possible up to 14 days before arrival, in the event of a later cancellation the guest may be charged up to 90% of the accommodation rate.

To reserve a room, email and use the code IPS2024

Official deadline for booking is June 9, 2024. After that date no guarantee of price or availability

Commuting from Holiday Inn Berlin City Center East
This hotel is an 8 minute walk, or with bus, a five minute walk away from the Zeiss-Großplanetarium. The hotel is about a 30 minute commute to Arena Berlin using the S41 or S8 (S-Bahn) plus a short walk.



Berlin has much to offer when it comes to spare time. Of course, there are the major tourist sites like the TV Tower, Brandenburg Gate, and East Side Gallery. There are also many hidden gems, three opera houses and many other music venues, and lots of museums to explore as well. We recommend checking out VisitBerlin’s guide. The guide has a search option, which allows you to narrow down your options to fit your taste perfectly! Find more information here.  

Berlin Reichstag © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien
Berlin Reichstag © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien


On nice days, there are several options for recreation in and around Jena. There are fabulous hiking trails into the different mountains that surround the city (usually with a Biergarten and Restaurant at the top). If you would like to stay in the city, there are also public thematic city tours (culinary, musical, philosophical) which can also be booked as group offers for up to 25 people.

Jena is very much a city with small town charm. You will find regular markets in the square for produce and hand made goods, as well as excellent gastronomy throughout the city. Even just walking through the heart of town, you will find yourself completely immersed in the culture of the city.

If the weather turns rainy, there are still many things to enjoy inside! Jena has several nice museums and historic buildings that can be visited, such as Imaginata, House of romance Jena, and the Deutsches Optisches Museum. 

For those itching to get away for the day, there are places near Jena that make perfect day trips. We suggest exploring the following:

  • Leuchtenburg Castle
  • Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes
  • Heidecksburg Palace
  • Naumburg’s Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul


IPS Code of Conduct

Everyone has the right to attend the IPS Conference and feel welcome and comfortable in the environment. Nobody should feel bullied, harassed, retaliated against, marginalized or excluded. This is extremely important to the teams in Berlin and Jena. We want EVERYONE to feel welcome, respected and included. We take the IPS Commitment to the code of conduct seriously. Therefore, as with previous IPS conferences, delegates will be required to sign a statement guaranteeing that they have read and will comply with the IPS Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct will be respected at all times, and if there are any grievances, we ask that they be taken to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee as stated in the Code of Conduct.

Germany welcomes you!

Germany is a very safe country for everyone to visit. Ranked 15th out of 163 countries on the Global Peace Index, one does not have to constantly look over their shoulder or feel scared while walking around, even at night. Germany’s crime rate is at its lowest since reunification in 1990. The people you meet in Germany are friendly, helpful and happy to help a visitor or fellow citizen in need. It is very easy to travel through Germany by train and enjoy the scenery, and not have to worry about your safety from one city to the next.

Emergency contacts

Emergency contacts

Ambulance and fire brigade: 112

Police: 110

(No country or area code required, the call is free from landlines and cell phones and connects you to the nearest emergency center.)

Dial 116 117 for Medical Help

With the call number 116 117 you can reach the patient service with the medical on-call service around the clock - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service is only available in German.

Further information and English speaking medical practices:
patient service 

Nearby hospitals


Universitätsklinikum Jena 
Am Klinikum 1 
07747 Jena
Google Maps
Tel: +49 3641 9300
HELIOS - Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum GmbH
Schenkstraße 22
07749 Jena
Google Maps
Tel: +49 3641 9322 050
Praxis für Allgemeinmedizin Universitätsklinikum Jena
Universitätsklinikum Jena
Carl-Zeiss-Platz 8
07743 Jena
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Arena Berlin & Archenhold Observatory Berlin

Vivantes Klinikum Am Urban
Dieffenbachstraße 1
10967 Berlin
Google Maps
Tel: +49 30 1302 10
Vivantes Klinikum im Friedrichshain
Landsberger Allee 49
10249 Berlin
Google Maps
Tel: +49 30 1302 30
Rettungsstelle - Sana Klinikum Lichtenberg
Fanningerstraße 32
10365 Berlin
Google Maps
Tel: +49 30 5518 0

Planetarium am Insulaner & Wilhelm Foerster Observatory Berlin

Rettungsstelle Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria-Klinikum
Rubensstraße 125
12157 Berlin
Google Maps
Tel: +49 30 1302 0211 2
Sankt Gertrauden Hospital - Notaufnahme
Paretzer Straße 12
10713 Berlin
Google Maps
Tel: +4930 8272 0
Zentrale Notaufnahme Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin
Hindenburgdamm 30
12203 Berlin
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Tel: +49 30 4505 5288 8

Zeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin 

St. Hedwig Hospital Berlin Notaufnahme
Große Hamburger Straße 5
10115 Berlin
Google Maps
Tel: +49 30 2311 0
Park Klinik Weißensee Notaufnahme
Schönstraße 80
13086 Berlin
Google Maps
Tel: +49 30 9628 3330
Zentrale Notaufnahme Charité Campus Mitte
Philippstraße 10
10117 Berlin
Google Maps
Tel: +49 30 4505 0