Welcome to Brandenburg
Brandenburg an der Havel
The city of Brandenburg, which has a rich history of more than 1,000 years, gave the state Brandenburg its name. It was one of the first realms governed by the later Prussian kings. In the three-part medieval town center you will find numerous historic sites such as the Brandenburg Dome, several churches, the Old Town Hall as well as the the Pauli monastery which is residence of the National Archaeological Museum. Another special attraction in the Museum of Industry is the last open hearth furnace in Western Europe. But it is not only history that Brandenburg has to offer. The theater with its Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Awning Children's and Youth Art Gallery, the Wredow Drawing School, and other facilities and free artist groups provide a broad cultural life. The Brandenburg University of applied sciences offers excellent study opportunities in the areas of technology, economics and computer science. Surrounded by the beautiful river Havel and several lakes, Brandenburg is a paradise for boaters and water sports enthusiasts.
At Whitsun, Brandenburg will now become a paradise for dancers, too!
The ETDS will be held in the “Stahlpalast” ("steel palace"), which is part of the Axxon Hotel.
In the former GDR, the Stahlpalast used to be a place for competive sports. In 1974, even some matches from the world championship in handball were played on site. Nowadays, it is still a venue for great matches: there are frequently billiard competitions held, and in 2013 and 2015 the European championship of carambolage was hosted in this venue.
And Whitsun 2016 – here we come! Let’s make some history and show how awesome a dancing tournament can be!
The address is:
Magdeburger Landstraße 228
How to get there by car
From the North
Coming from Hamburg, you follow the motorway A10 and then take the exit no. 22 named "Groß Kreutz". Then you follow the state road B1 in direction of "Brandenburg an der Havel". From the motorway exit "Groß Kreutz" it will be about 20 km to the tournament hall.
From the West
Coming from Hannover/Magdeburg you follow the motorway A2 and then take the exit no. 78 named "Brandenburg an der Havel". Then you follow the state road B102 in direction of "Brandenburg an der Havel". From the motorway exit "Brandenburg an der Havel" it will be about 14 km to the tournament hall.
Alternatively: Coming from Magdeburg/Genthin you follow the state road B1 until Brandenburg an der Havel.
From the South
Coming from Leipzig you follow the motorway A9 to the "Berlin Ring" Autobahn A10. At the interchange "Potsdam", you switch to the motorway A10 in western direction to "Glindow" and "Brandenburg" and later at the interchange "Werder" to the motorway A2 in direction of Magdeburg. Follow the A2 until exit no. 78 "Brandenburg an der Havel". From there you follow the state road B102 in direction of Brandenburg an der Havel. From the motorway exit "Brandenburg an der Havel" it will be about 14 km to the tournament hall.
From the East
Coming from Berlin/Potsdam/Werder you follow the motorway A2 until the exit no. 78 "Brandenburg an der Havel". From there you follow the state road B102 in direction of Brandenburg an der Havel. From the motorway exit "Brandenburg an der Havel" it will be about 14 km to the tournament hall.
Alternatively: Coming from Berlin/Potsdam/Werder you follow the state road B1 until Brandenburg an der Havel.
Traveling by train
From the Berlin train stations "Berlin-Zoologischer Garten" and "Hauptbahnhof" (i.e. main station) there are trains called "RegionalExpress" to Brandenburg an der Havel Hauptbahnhof approximately every 30 minutes. The train ride takes about 40 minutes. From the main station in Brandenburg you take the tram 2 to the tournament hall. You exit the tram at the station "Brandenburg, Am Stadion/Industriemuseum". From there it is only a 3 minutes walk to the tournament hall.
From the main station in Magdeburg there are also hourly RegionalExpress trains to Brandenburg an der Havel Hauptbahnhof (i.e., main station). They take about 1 hour. From the main station in Brandenburg you take the tram 2 to the tournament hall. You exit the Tram at the station "Brandenburg, Am Stadion/Industriemuseum". From there it is only a 3 minutes walk to the tournament hall.
Traveling by airplane
Please choose one of the two airports of Berlin ‐ Berlin-Tegel (TXL) or Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF). Then use public transfer to reach the train stations Berlin-Zoologischer Garten or Berlin-Hauptbahnhof as follows:
From the airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) you take one of the airport bus lines 109 or X9 towards "S+U Zoologischer Garten". It takes about 16 minutes.
From the airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF), use the train station of the airport. It is about 150 m from the terminals.
From there you take the railway “S-Bahn” line S9 in direction of "Pankow". You exit the S9 at the station "Ostkreuz". Switch here to one of the railway lines S5 in direction of “Spandau” or S7/S75 in direction of “Potsdam”. Leave the S-Bahn at Berlin-Hauptbahnhof. It takes about 50 minutes.
From both stations then follow the instructions above.
We are very happy we managed to find sleeping halls in Brandenburg. To get there, you will have the chance to experience the city of Brandenburg on a city walk, since the halls are approximately 2,3km distance (about 25-30 min walk) away.
There is a public transport connection available.
Sleeping in the hotel at the tournament hall
We blocked hotel rooms at the nearby Axxon Hotel (belonging to ETDS tournament hall): The price for a Single Room is 42 €/night, a Double Room 54 €/night and an Additional Bed for the Double Room is 15 €/night. The prices are including Taxes, excluding breakfast. Please note, maximum number per room is 3 people/room.
The booking password is "ETDS". Reservation is possible via email: info@[REM0VE]axxon-hotel.de or phone: 0049 (0)3381 / 321-0. (If you book over the website you will not get our rates since you cannot include the booking password).