Information about Berlin

Facts and Figures
Berlin is the capital of Germany and in 1999 was reinstated as the seat of the German government. It has a population of approximately 3.5 million and, along with Bremen and Hamburg, enjoys the status of being a Federal City State. During the cold war, from August 1961 until November 1989, Berlin was divided by the infamous Berlin Wall and consisted of two separate cities.

Berlin offers over 175 museums, more than 300 theatres, an abundance of concerts and immense cultural diversity. It is a paradise for night owls and an El Dorado for shoppers and gourmets. The city is much loved for its dynamic spirit and because it combines its old traditions with a modern way of life.


GOYA Prophet of Modernity
13.07.2005 – 03.10.2005

Alte Nationalgalerie

Opening Times:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursdays: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Hotline: Tel +49 30 266 36 69

“Goya - Prophet of Modernity“ is a joint international project between the Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Museo Nacional del Prado Madrid and the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. The exhibition can first be seen at the Old National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalerie) on Berlin’s Museum Island (Museumsinsel).

The most comprehensive retrospective in Germany up to now about the famous Spanish painter Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) is presented. Visitors admire more than 60 paintings and a wide selection of drawings document Goya’s artistic development from royal court painting to a sociocritical and expressive art.

This exhibition has been made possible by the Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie (Friends of the National Gallery, Berlin).

Further information (in German only):


Food & Beverage
During the congress coffee, tea, etc. and snacks will be offered in the commercial exhibition.

Weather and Climate
At the end of September pleasant late summer weather with temperatures between 15 and 20°C can be expected:

Germany is located in the Central European Time Zone (CET, GMT+1 hour).

The standard voltage in Germany is 220 volts.

Germany belongs to the European Union, the currency is the EURO.
1 EUR = 1,23 USD (as per 16 August 2005)

Public Transportation Fares (BVG)
The BVG, Berlin’s public transport authority, operates Bus, U-Bahn (underground) and S-Bahn (city train) services. To reach the ICC from the city centre please use a zone AB (single fare) ticket; there are several stops (Bus, U-Bahn and S-Bahn) close to the Congress Centre (ICC). The city motorway network (Stadtautobahn) is also convenient for the ICC and the closest exit is called Kaiserdamm.
Further information on:

Fare Zone AB  
Short trip € 1.20
Single fare ticket     € 2.10
Day ticket € 5.80

Further online information about Berlin at