Around UMD

The UMD17 was held in the historic Kalkscheune (Limestone barn).  This is the corner building of block of structures dating back to 1831. Located near Friedrichstraße in the central district of Berlin-Mitte, it is within walking distance of the Brandenburg Gate, the Museum Island and in close proximity to the central railway station. The Kalkscheune Centre provides setups and seating arrangements from 10 to 1,500 guests.

Various rooms in a landmark building including a green inner courtyard provide a very special atmosphere for our Dialogue. The venue supports sustainability and works for it.

Johannisstr. 2
10117 Berlin

Kalkscheune Berlin

Travel Organisation and Accommodation

Next to the Kalkscheune, you’ll find a lot of hotels. Depending on your needs you will find a larger variety of hotels, between 3* and 5*.

The UMD – Hotels Close to Kalkscheune document lists most of the hotels, that are close (mainly in walking distance) from the Kalkscheune venue. If you are registered for an event, that is held there (such as the UMD 😉 ) these hotels mostly offer a certain discount.

If you need any assistance in choosing your best-fitting accommodation please give us a call.

Visa Requirements

For some international travelers a visa is required to enter Germany. A list of countries with visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany is provided by the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt). Please find details there.

In case your home country is listed with “Yes” you will need to apply for Visa at your local German Embassy.

During your registration process a Visa Invitation letter will be created automatically and is downloadable within your individual UMD registration account. Please contact us, if your application requires more than the Visa Invitation letter.

Berlin in November

While most people know Berlin as the home of the infamous wall that divided the city for 28 years and finally fell at the end of the Cold War, the city has a rich and long history dating back to the middle ages. As an emerging world city, Berlin offers something for everyone, from historical museums, art galleries and theaters to a vibrant club culture and diverse cultural scenes from every walk of life. The city also has an active sport offering, playing host to various athletic events year-round. Even though the days are shorter and the temperatures are colder in November, it can still be a great time to visit this trendy, pulsating metropolis on the middle of Europe.

The average daily temperature in November hovers around 5°C (around 41°F), as things inch towards the winter. Be sure to pack cold weather gear, including a heavy coat or jacket and maybe even a pair of gloves, a hat and scarf to keep you warm. Nighttime and early morning temperature can drop to around 2°C (about 36°F).

Fortunately, the city offers plenty of indoor activities like museums, theaters and art galleries. You can also warm up and enjoy the amazing German or international cuisine in a local restaurant or bar.

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