An organisation that is always feeding the Ruby community with great knowledgeable minds. Between them, speakers (e. g. @konstantinhaase) and attendees, have helped to build eurucamp.
You should generally find getting to Berlin by plane a straightforward experience. Berlin has non-stop connections to most major European cities, in addition to key cities in the U.S.
Unfortunately, the opening of Berlin’s new state-of-the-art mega-airport Berlin-Brandenburg (BER) has been postponed indefinitely. In the meantime, Berlin's two existing airports remain open: Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Berlin Schönefeld (SXF).
Of the two airports, the eurucamp venue (HPI) is located almost equally far away to both airports. It takes about 40 minutes from Schönefeld (38 km) by car/taxi. From Tegel (27 km) you need approximately 30 minutes with taxi/car to the HPI.
Berlin is also a centre of the central European Rail Network. Direct train connections exist to many German and Eastern European metropoles.
Wir fahren nach Berlin!
For the least stress and most fun, we recommend staying near the venue.
Child care at eurucamp will be provided by the professionally trained nannies of Kinderfee.
Founded in 2010, Kinderfee is Germany’s leading provider of babysitter and nanny services. The platform works with a network of over 15,000 independent babysitters and nannies across Germany.
Your kids will draw pictures, play in the woods, at the beach, on the grass, in a play-room and you can be sure that they will be cared for for the entire weekend. Child care will be provided at daytime on all days of eurucamp core, from 16th to 18th August.
Evening child care is not provided by eurucamp, but don’t worry, Kinderfee is still there for you. You can use the following voucher code to interview up to 3 babysitters for free:
The site is currently only available in German, but if you need help making a booking, please contact one of the team.
You can book childcare here.
Available until 28 July.
Grown-ups are not the only ones who will have a fabulous time at eurucamp. Kids will love it too. While you are engrossed in the world of Ruby, your kids will be enthralled by their own set of activities.
Berlin is the capital of Germany and with around 3.5 million people living here it’s also the largest city in Germany. Around one third of the city consists of parks, forests, gardens, rivers and lakes.
Berlin is a city full of history. During the cold war it was divided into East-Berlin, the capital of East-Germany, and West-Berlin, surrounded by the wall (1961—1989), an exclave in a “foreign” country.
Berlin today is a vibrant world city of culture, politics, media, and science. You don’t need to speak German to find your way around. But be polite and ask if they speak English before stating your request ;)
Berlin has one of the best transport infrastructures in the world. One of the city’s major advantages is its exceptionally broad and state-of-the-art system of modern transport. It consists of urban rail (S-Bahn) and metro (U-Bahn), buses and trams. The same ticket is valid on all of them. You can catch a bus and even a train at any time of the day.
The website of the BVG (public transport company) will give you all the information you need.
To find your way from A to B you best visit the Fahrinfo.
Do you want to know what ticket you need?
There are only three fare zones: Zone A, the city centre, which is also known as “in the ring” regarding the “Ringbahn” S 41 and S 42; Zone B, ending at the city limits and Zone C, stretching out beyond the city limits into Berlin’s surroundings (e. g. Airport Berlin-Schönefeld SXF and Potsdam). Have a look at our public transportation map for details.
Select the type of ticket that suits you best: Berlin AB tickets, BC tickets or ABC tickets. As eurucamp’s venue is not within the city borders, you mostly need an ABC ticket. If you stay in the city for some additional days, AB is perfect for you.
Please be aware that most tickets have to be validated before entering the train/bus/tram. For trams and busses, this is done inside of the car, for S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains have a loook at the platform.
If you have data connection with your mobile device you will find it convenient to use an app for finding your way around the city with public transportation.
We would recommend the following apps.
Windows Phone: the build in Nokia Transport or Bus & Train (€ 1.49).
Ich bin ein Berliner.
Map based on "Karte_Region_Berlin_(Bearbeitungsvorlage)" in Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic), TV tower shape taken from "Kontur-BerlinerFernsehturm" in Wikimedia Commons (public domain); see links for license details. Modifications, public transportation map as well as the text by the eurucamp team.