Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik


Die HPI School of Design Thinking (HPI D-School) in Potsdam-Babelsberg has two locations

1. Main Building:
Headquarter of Prof. Ulrich Weinberg

Main building of Hasso-Plattner-Instituts

Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
14482 Potsdam

3rd floor

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2. Location Hasso Plattner Hightech Park:
Office Dr. Claudia Nicolai

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Building D
August-Bebel-Straße 88

14482 Potsdam

1st and 2nd floor

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Public Transport

  • Exit: Station Griebnitzsee
  • From Berlin (central station) take S-Bahn line S7, destination Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof, and travel to Griebnitzsee (travel time approx. 35 min.
  • From Potsdam central station take S-Bahn line S7, destination Ahrensfelde, to Potsdam-Griebnitzsee (travel time approx. 10 min).
  • At the Station Griebnitzsee go downstairs and exit to the right.
    • To main building:
      • Keep left on the exit and cross the bus station.
      • walk on and pass the library until you reach the big main building at the end of the campus.
      • take the elevator to the 3rd floor, where the HPI D-School is located.

      • To Hasso Plattner Hightech Park:
        • Leave the underpass and keep right.
        • Follow Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße to the end and turn left onto August-Bebel-Straße.
        • You will find Hasso Plattner Hightech Park on the corner August-Bebel-Straße/Stahnsdorfer Straße.
        • The HPI D-School is located in the building right next to the brick villa.

    Taxi rides from Berlin main station to HPI D-School cost between 30 and 40 Euros and take approx. 45 minutes. A taxi ride from Potsdam central station takes around 15 minutes and will cost approx. 10 Euros. 


    Arrival from the Berlin airports

    • From Tegel Airport:
      • Take bus line 109, destination Bahnhof Zoo, to S Charlottenburg (travel time approx. 15 min). Switch to S-Bahn line S7, destination Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof, and travel to Potsdam-Griebnitzsee (travel time approx. 20 min). 
Total travel time approx. 50 min; ticket for zones ABC required.


    • From Schönefeld Airport:
      • There is a footpath leading to the S-Bahn station S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld DB (approx. 400 m). 
From the station, take Regionalbahn RB14, destination Nauen, to S+U Friedrichstraße or Regionalexpress RE7, destination Roßlau, to S Wannsee. 
Switch to line S7, destination Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof, and travel to Potsdam-Griebnitzsee.
Total travel time 65 to 85 min; ticket for zones ABC required.


    • Taxi rides from either airport to HPI cost between 40 and 50 Euros and take 45 to 60 minutes.


    Arrival by car

    • From the A10 (Berlin beltway), change onto the A115 at the intersection “Dreieck Nuthetal”.
    • Leave the A115 at the Potsdam-Babelsberg exit (dual exit!) and continue in the direction of Potsdam-Babelsberg.
    • Follow Nuthestraße towards the city center (“Zentrum”) and exit at Wetzlarer Straße (Medienstadt Babelsberg).
    • Turn right, pass the BMW car dealer and turn left in the direction of Babelsberg.
    • At the next intersection (Großbeerenstraße/Wetzlarer Straße) keep going straight onto August-Bebel-Straße.
    • To the main building: After approx. 1.5 km, just before the rail underpass, turn right onto Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße. At the end of the street (next to the bus loop) you will see the HPI on your right side.
    • The Hasso Plattner Hightech Park is located on the corner of August-Bebel-Straße/Stahnsdorfer Straße. Turn right into Stahnsdorfer Straße und immediately to the left again to enter the parking space in front of the HPI D-School.

    In case your car navigation system cannot identify Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße, please enter the following address instead: Stahnsdorfer Straße 156A, 14482 Potsdam.