#rp19 - Everything you need to know
We can hardly wait: #rp19 begins tomorrow! To make sure that you can enjoy re:publica 19 in a relaxed way and don't miss any exciting highlights, we have summarized the most important information for you.
Opening hours of re:publica:
- Monday May, 6 2019: Admission: 8:30 am | Programme start: 10:30 am | Evening programme: from 8 pm
- Tuesday May, 7 2019: Admission: 9:00 am | Programme start: 10:00 am | Evening programme: from 8 pm
- Wednesday May, 8 2019: Admission: 9:00 am | Programme start: 10:00 am | Evening programme: from 8 pm
We recommend that you allow enough time for accreditation, as experience has shown the rush is greatest on the first day.
You can reach re:publica via the entrance of the STATION Berlin, Luckenwalder Straße 4-6, near the underground station Gleisdreieck and the S-Bahn station Anhalter Bahnhof. We recommend that you travel within Berlin by public transport or bicycle. There’s space at B-Part Am Gleisdreieck to lock your bicycles.This is also where you can find the "Repair Station", where you have the possibility to repair your bicycles. The lines U1, U2 and U3 are served at underground station Gleisdreieck. There is only one exit and it’s a one minute walk to #rp19. Please note that from 10 pm on the underground lines U1 between Uhlandstraße and Gleisdreieck and U3 between Gleisdreieck and Warschauer Straße do not run. You can find out more here. The S-Bahn lines S1, S2 and S25 go to S-Bahnhof Anhalter Bahnhof. From there it is about eight minutes to walk by foot.
Please note: Not everything is allowed on the re:publica grounds. Here's an overview of what you're allowed to bring and what to leave at home:
- Plastic bottles up to 1.5 litres and thermoses are allowed. Glass bottles over 1 litre are not permitted on the premises.
- Large backpacks, sports bags, travel bags and suitcases can be left at the cloakroom. You can bring your backpacks, handbags and laptop cases.
- Dangerous objects such as weapons, ammunition and pyrotechnic articles are prohibited on the site. They also cannot be stored.
- Animals, with the exception of therapy dogs, are unfortunately not allowed on the premises.
- Bicycles, electric scooters, scooters, e-boards, skateboards and roller skates must also remain outside.
Locations and programme
The STATION Berlin is the heart of re:publica. Here you will find numerous stages, the Community Garden and the stages of the Media Convention Berlin. The Kühlhaus is all about "Next Generation". This is where the TINCON, Jetpack and re:learn take place. In our new locations B-Part Am Gleisdreieck and on our indoor and outdoor stages in the museums park of the Deutsches Technikmuseum you will also find many other exciting programme highlights.
To make sure you get to the sessions and talks quickly and don't miss a thing, you can download our map and the programme as a PDF file here. You can get printed programmes during the event at the registration counters and at the infopoint.
If you need tips for orientation or our programme, you can post your question with the hashtag #askthementor on Twitter. Our eight mentors will there for any of your questions.
Food & Drinks
Our Food Court is a novelty this year. It is directly accessible via the yard of the STATION Berlin. Here you can enjoy delicious food and drinks and even pay cashless, i.e. with credit card, Google Pay, Apple Pay and many other systems. In the yard of the STATION you will also find a wide range of snack stands as well as several drinks stands.
re:publica stands for equality, diversity and open access to knowledge for everyone. Accessibility and inclusion are therefore very important to us. The rooms, halls and stages of STATION and B-Part are all accessible by wheelchair. We offer reduced entrance tickets for people with disabilities. People accompanying severely disabled persons (certificate of disability, German disability code "B") get free admission to re:publica. We kindly ask you to register your support person in advance at ticket at re-publica.com.
A team of German sign language interpreters will be present throughout re:publica. You can meet them at the Info Counter in the main hall every morning:
Monday, May 6th: 10:30am
Tuesday, May 7th: 10am
Wednesday, May 8th: 11:30am
Further information on how to get in touch with the sign language interpreters can be found here.
BYO: Bring Your Own
- Bring your books to re:publica! In keeping with this year's motto tl;dr ("too long; didn't read"), you have the opportunity at #rp19 to exchange or give away books you have brought along.
- You can also bring your own headphones for the translation of Stages 1 and 2, the stages of the Media Convention Berlin 6 and 7, our Silence Stage 8 and the Lightning Box. Through this you reduce the C02 exchange during transport and logistics of the headphones and you contribute to the reuse of the headphones at the same time.
- To switch off in between times, the re:connection Space offers yoga and meditation sessions presented by the Berlin Yoga Conference. So, bring your yoga pants!
re:publica is built on a peaceful and helpful community. Experience the best re:publica you could wish for in 2019. If you have any questions or need help, come to our info point at the entrance of hall 3 or tweet to us and we'll help you. During the re:publica there will also be photo and video recordings, which you can find on our Flickr channel. We’d like to give a big thanks to our volunteers at this point. None of this would be possible without you. THANK YOU!
See you at #rp19.