Map of area around Uferstudios
Closest Café: Pförtner
Uferstraße 8, Berlin

Students are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Many students share apartments in Berlin, cook meals together and find they have more of a Berlin experience this way, and of course it keeps costs down. You will be included in the residency listserv to meet up and make plans with new and returning students well before the residency begins. 

Easy Hotel
Rosenthaler Straße 69, Berlin
39 euros per night
15 min.U8

Hostel Ufernacht
Hostel and apartments
Martin-Opitz-Str. 23, Berlin
16,50 – 25 euros per night
2 min. walk

Here is a range of other accommodations further away:

SomoS Art House

Kottbusser Damm 95
25-40 euros per night
1 min. walk to the U8

House of Nations Student Hotel

Hotel4youth Student Hotel
Bernauer Straße 45 · 10435 Berlin
45 Euros per night + free internet in lobby

Circus Hostel
Weinbergsweg 1a, 10119 Berlin
23-85 Euros per night + free internet in lobby

Citystay Hostel
Rosenstrasse 16, 10178 Berlin – Mitte
17-55 euros per night + free internet
(30 min walk)

Pangea Hostel and Hotel
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 34, 10178 Berlin
8-10 euros

ONE80º Hostel Berlin
Otto-Braun-Straße 65, 10178 Berlin
9-17 euros  + free internet

Motel One
Dircksenstraße 36 10179 Berlin
65 Euros per night + free internet

The Circus Hotel
Rosenthalerstraße 1, 10119 Berlin
70 Euros per night + free internet

Berlin has two airports with excellent and cheap connections nationally and internationally: Tegel TXL and Schönefeld SXF. The airport code to search for all Berlin airports is BER. Kayak is a meta-engine of budget travel sites. If you register you can do searches with variable dates (+/- 3 days) on a range of discount sites and individual airlines simultaneously. Good air and local travel information for Berlin is here.

Insurance (required)
Check your overseas medical insurance coverage and ask your medical insurance company if your policy applies overseas, and if it covers emergency expenses such as medical evacuation. If it does not, supplemental insurance will be needed. Check with the airline you book your flight with or google “travel international health insurance” to find a source. One source is:

Residency announcements will be sent by email.
To call via Skype or from a phone registered outside of Germany, e.g. your US cell phone:
+49 (151) 777-7777
To call from a German phone replace the +49 with a zero. example:
+49 (151) 777-7777 becomes 0 (151) 777-7777

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General Emergency Number: 110 (police) 112 (ambulance, fire)
Health clinic: Vivantes Klinikum Prenzlauer Berg
Fröbelstraße 15, 10405 Berlin, Germany ‎
+49 30 1301 ext. 60
Emergency On-Call Dentist:
+49 (30) 89 00 43 33, after 8 pm M-F, 24 hrs. Sat. & Sun.

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Christina Stuckert (HP)
Praxis für Zen Shiatsu und ganzheitliche Medizin
Hornstraße 19, 10963 Berlin
030  / 215 86 17 or 0173 /60 53 827

Pascal Khalifesoltani
Heilpraktiker, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Triggerpoint, etc.
Monbijouplatz 9, 10178 Berlin
+49 (0) 30 56 973 328
+49 (0) 176 32 606 296

Physiotherapy/Osteopath etc.
Physiotherapiepraxis Nickel
Gartenstr.112, 10115 Berlin
Tel.: 030/246 288 18
Fax: 030/280 370 89
Mo-Do: 7.30h – 19.00h
Fr:        7.30h – 15.00h
Steuernummer: 34/456/52823