The ALDE Party Council Meeting will take place at Westhafen Event & Convention Center, Westhafenstraße 1, Sektor B, Halle 1, 13353 Berlin.
Please note that following a decision of the ALDE Party Council 2018, a registration fee has been introduced – all attendees who are not valid voting delegates, elected politicians, candidates for the European Parliament elections or press will be directed to a payment screen during their registration process. The registration fee is €10.00
The payment can be done online via the Paypal or via a bank transfer. For any queries related to registration, please contact: Edita Jatulyte, Events Officer [email protected] or +32 2 551 01 69.
ALDE Party Secretariat has negotiated a competitively priced block booking at the Hotel Berlin 4*, Lützowplatz 17, 10785 Berlin, Germany. The negotiated rates are valid until Friday 1 February provided that the hotel still has availability to accommodate guests. Rooms may still be available after that point but rates cannot be guaranteed. Please be advised that several other international events are taking place in Berlin the same weekend, therefore you are advised to make your bookings as soon as possible.
Price for a standard single occupancy room with breakfast included: €129.00
Price for a standard double occupancy room with breakfast included: €149.00
The rooms can be booked by guests by mentioning the keyword "Aldeparty2019".
Reservations can be made by following:
Phone +49 (0) 30 2605 2700 or Email: [email protected]
Transport to the venue
The WECC is located in West Berlin, close to Tegel airport, Berlin’s exhibition centre and the government district. The venue is directly connected to the BAB 100 motorway via the Beusselstraße junction and to the city of Berlin via the nearby S-Bahn and U-Bahn railway stations.
U+S-Bahnhof Westhafen · S-Bahnhof Beusselstraße · Bus 106, 123, TXL
Transport in Berlin
Finding one’s way in Berlin is easy thanks to comfortable travel network. Berlin is well connected via city and metro trains, as well as buses and trams.
The fare costs € 1.70 for a short journey. The best place to buy your ticket is at one of the many BVG and S-Bahn Berlin retail outlets or at the ticket machines right in the station. The machines are in 6 languages (German, English, French, Spanish, Turkish and Polish), are easy to use and can be operated 24 hours a day.
For more information, go to the official Berlin Travel site here: https://www.visitberlin.de/en/public-transport-berlin
In accordance with ALDE Party statutes, partial travel costs will be reimbursed to ALDE Party Council delegates only. To claim your reimbursement, download the form at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions listed on it.
Moreover, up to 3 candidates per member party will also be able to benefit from a travel reimbursement amounting to €200 per person. To receive this reimbursement, International Officers need to send an email to [email protected] indicating which candidates it will be applied to. They will then receive a reimbursement form to be submitted along with travel purchase receipts. This aforementioned session is also open to all candidates who wish to participate and plan to attend the campaign launch event on their own cost.
Sightseeing in Berlin
Thanks to its unique history, Berlin has numerous touristic attractions.
The heart of Berlin's government district is the Reichstag building with its iconic glass dome. Visitors can tour the Reichstag and see the roof terrace which affords fantastic views over the city – but remember to register in advance.
Nearby is the equally famous Brandenburg Gate, one of Berlin's most photographed landmarks which stands at the top of Unter den Linden, a tree-lined avenue packed with historic buildings.
South of the Brandenburg Gate is Berlin's moving Holocaust Memorial; 2,700 concrete columns arranged in rows.
Berlin’s Museumsinsel, home to the legendary bust of Nefertiti and the Pergamon Altar – and five museums with works from Ancient Egypt, Byzantium and Berlin. Find out more about the Museum Island here: https://www.visitberlin.de/en/museum-island-in-berlin
Checkpoint Charlie was the setting for many thrillers and spy novels, from James Bond in Octopussy to The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.
Located on the corner of Friedrichstraße and Zimmerstraße, it is a reminder of the former border crossing, the Cold War and the partition of Berlin. The barrier and checkpoint booth, the flag and the sandbags are all based on the original site – and are a popular subject for photos. Find out more about Checkpoint Charlie here: https://www.visitberlin.de/en/checkpoint-charlie
East Side Gallery
Once it was the Berlin Wall. Now it’s the longest open-air gallery in the world.
At 1316 metres long, the open-air art gallery on the banks of the Spree in Friedrichshain is the longest continuous section of the Berlin Wall still in existence. Immediately after the wall came down, 118 artists from 21 countries began painting the East Side Gallery turning it into reflection of political changes in 1989/90. Some of the works at the East Side Gallery are particularly popular, such as Dmitri Vrubel’s Fraternal Kiss of Honecker and Brezhnev.
Find out more about the East Side Gallery here: https://www.visitberlin.de/en/east-side-gallery