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Title: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Nienna87 on 19.01.2014, 00:18:14
will this years convention have furbus going from the airport to the hotal?   also for early bird arival and late?
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: SouthPaw on 19.01.2014, 00:46:52
will this years convention have furbus going from the airport to the hotal?   also for early bird arival and late?

Given that Berlin has two airports within (relatively) easy reach of the hotel by public transport, I think it's fairly safe to assume there won't be a furry bus this year.
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Pinky on 19.01.2014, 16:15:09
I flew in last weekend and even a dummy like me could easily get there. You just hop onto the Ringbahn (circle line) and get off at the hotel, it's right next to a station on the line.

You can read a lot more here: http://www.estrel.com/en/location-directions.html
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: RedFoxy on 20.01.2014, 12:07:33
I'm scared, I never got an bus in germany
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Jorinda on 20.01.2014, 18:59:29
I'm scared, I never got an bus in germany
There's no need to be scared. We all learn english in school, so you won't have problems finding someone who can help you in case you don't know where to go. Especially in a town that's visited by many tourists.
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: o'wolf on 20.01.2014, 19:45:24
There's no need to be scared. We all learn english in school, so you won't have problems finding someone who can help you in case you don't know where to go. Especially in a town that's visited by many tourists.

Soso, he wants to the Estrel go! Na det is me ja equal right, not speak a word German aba one uff big pocket make!

 ;D
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Schorse on 20.01.2014, 22:16:08
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Drift on 20.01.2014, 22:52:50
@ RedFoxy: Taking the bus in Germany is not much different than taking the bus in Italy  :).
Ma se voi ti do una mano a cercare il bus giusto - manda mi un messago ;)
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Wotan on 21.01.2014, 00:27:41
Hehehe is a problem for the people that normally dont leave his/her own country, but as people say we know some english and we have maps and some directions on the main Estrel Hotel web i think will be realive easy to get there :D. Is my first time leaving my country without school or parents hehehe will be fun :D
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: SouthPaw on 21.01.2014, 01:39:14
With in excess of 1600 attendees, there's a distinct possibility that a whole bunch of furs will get to the airports at around the same time, making it easy for you all to get lost together  ;D
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Jorinda on 21.01.2014, 10:49:01
With in excess of 1600 attendees, there's a distinct possibility that a whole bunch of furs will get to the airports at around the same time, making it easy for you all to get lost together  ;D
Like last year... arriving at the main station, now where do I have to go... oh, I'll just follow those 20 guys with tails and plushies  ;D.
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Wotan on 21.01.2014, 11:17:06
Totally true xD i think the same ahahaha is the same at the Manga/Anime conventions, follow those cosplayed guys and you will find the place :D is the best way to find it :)
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: RedFoxy on 21.01.2014, 18:34:44
@ RedFoxy: Taking the bus in Germany is not much different than taking the bus in Italy  :).
Ma se voi ti do una mano a cercare il bus giusto - manda mi un messago ;)
thank you but i'm still looking for the airplane :P
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: lynard on 24.01.2014, 11:33:16
You can plan your tour with the public transportation systems on the homepage of the BVG (which operates the busses, trams and subways), they even have an english version of their homepage, the networkplans and their tourplanner:
http://www.bvg.de/index.php/en/index.html (http://www.bvg.de/index.php/en/index.html)
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: SouthPaw on 24.01.2014, 12:15:51
Or just follow the instructions given on the EF website. (http://www.eurofurence.org/EF20/hotel/travel) Whilst it doesn't give the fastest routes from the airports, they're the easiest to follow, particularly from Tegel as the two buses involved start at the Airport and Hauptbahnhof respectively.
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Fineas on 01.02.2014, 15:50:28
If you are traveling it´s handy to know the following German words:
- (Haubt)bahhof    (main)trainstation
- Zug                  train (the actual transportation vehicle on the rails)
- U-bahn              subway, underground train
- S-bahn              local train, tram
- Fahrkarte           (train/bus) ticket

I would recommend keeping enough change (coins) at you, because almost all toilets either ask for voluntair tip or require you to pay either 50 or 70 euro cent in return for a discount card. Zanifair is the most common toilet company you will encounter with this later system. Be sure to go to the toilet before you go and eat or buy something, you can use the tickets as a part of your payment.
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Jorinda on 03.02.2014, 11:02:55
About travelling by train: All ticket machines have an option for english and french.
The only thing you really need to know is how the german name of your destination sounds - it will be announced few minutes before arrival, but the announcement may be mumbled or with Berlin accent.
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Drift on 03.02.2014, 12:29:53
Also, usually you find a chart with the stations that are served at the bus stop and most liekely as well inside the bus. You just have to read where you get in, where you have to get out, count the stations and than count the stops while driving.

On ICE, you find little folded leaflets (on tables, in seat pockets, on chairs...). They show you the exact route of the train, and name all the serving stations. Again: just compare the names of the stations with your actual stops, and you know when to get out without speaking or even listening.
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Honigeintopf on 03.02.2014, 17:23:56
If you are traveling it´s handy to know the following German words:
- (Haubt)bahhof    (main)trainstation
- Zug                  train (the actual transportation vehicle on the rails)
- U-bahn              subway, underground train
- S-bahn              local train, tram
- Fahrkarte           (train/bus) ticket

I just leave this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5hkR-IAnwQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5hkR-IAnwQ)

Honig
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Kisu on 12.02.2014, 14:15:27
It takes lots of time and effort to call bus company, plan the trip and solve issues with airports and everyones different flight plans which makes it a bit pointless if you can just hop on a local bus.

- Kisu :3
Title: Re: EF20 Furrbus?
Post by: Tarkan the Wolf on 30.04.2014, 22:38:26
i'm just gonna get a taxi from Tegel...i'm not gonna mess about with buses or trains... :/