Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann

Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany

The Hasso Plattner Institute is located in Babelsberg, a part of Potsdam. Potsdam itself is the capital of the sate Brandenburg and borders directly on Berlin. In fact, HPI is literally only a stone's through away from Berlin. It can be conveniently reached via urban rail (S-Bahn) from Berlin. See here for maps and directions to HPI.

Hotel Information

We have negotiated special rates at the following hotels. Mention "ICIQ" when making the reservation. Please contact office-naumann:

  • Hotel am Griebnitzsee
    This hotel is in close proximity to the HPI (5 minute walk).
    82,50 €/night for single (rate valid until Sep.)
  • Mercure Hotel
    86 €/night for single, 102 €/night for double (rates valid until Sep. 9)
  • art'otel Potsdam
    80€/night for single (rate valid until Oct. 10)
    Free shuttle service
  • Steigenberger Hotel Potsdam Sanssouci
    90€/night for single (Steigenberger registration form, rate valid until Nov. 6)
    Directly opposite of the beautiful Sanssouci Park; free public transportation

Other hotels in the area

  • Dorint Hotel

Travel Information


Berlin has two airports: Tegel (TXL) lies close to Berlins city center and to Potsdam. It is the main international airport of Berlin and can be reached directly from many German, European and some US destinations. Schönefeld (SXF) lies a bit outside of Berlin and is further from Potsdam. It is popular with low-cost carriers and has many cheap connections to German and European destinations.

To HPI via taxi

We have negotiated pick-up service and flat rates for the two Berlin Airports and train stations. Call Taxi Kaiser of Potsdam toll-free from Germany at 0800 600 1711 (+49 331 600 1711 from other countries) and mention "HPI".

  • Tegel airport: 30€
  • Schönefeld airport: 45€
  • Berlin Hauptbahnhof:45€
To HPI via public transport
  • From Berlin Tegel take bus 109 heading towards Berlin´s Zoologischer Garten train station as far as S-Bahn station Charlottenburg.
  • From Berlin Tempelhof take U-Bahn Line 6 heading towards Alt Tegel as far as S-Bahn station Friedrichstraße
  • From Berlin Schönefeld walk to the train station or take bus 171 heading towards U-Bahn station Rudow as far as S-Bahn station Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld DB. From the train station take the S9 towards Spandau as far a S-Bahn station Westkreuz.
  • Then take the S7 towards Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof as far as S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee.
  • Also Potsdam local busses 694 and 696 stop at station Griebnitzsee.
  • To the main building: Take the underpass exit marked "Universität", then keep left and after approx. 500 m you will see HPI on your right side.
To HPI via car

If you car navigation system doesn't find Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße, please enter: Stahnsdorfer Straße 156A, 14482 Potsdam

  • Change from the A10 at the intersection Dreieck Nuthe-Tal (formally called Dreieck Drewitz) onto the A115 heading towards Berlin Zehlendorf / Potsdam.
  • Take the Potsdam-Babelsberg exit (take care: dual exit!).
  • Continue along the Nuthestraße heading towards the city center (Zentrum) as far as the Wetzlarer Straße exit (Medienstadt Babelsberg). Turn right passing the BMW Autohaus and then left towards Babelsberg. Straight on at the next intersection Großbeerenstraße/Wetzlarer Straße into the August-Bebel-Straße. After approx. 1.5 km, directly before the rail underpass, turn right into the Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße. At the very end of the street you will see HPI.

Potsdam and Berlin

Here are some useful links:

  • Potsdam's official website: http://www.potsdam.de
  • Berlin's official website: http://www.berlin.de
  • Potsdam tourist information: http://www.potsdam-tourism.com
  • Berlin tourist information: http://www.visitberlin.de
  • Transportation in Berlin-Potsdam: http://www.vbb-fahrinfo.de/hafas/query.exe/en?