2. June 2018


Travel to Tharpaland Kadampa Meditation Centre

Tharpaland Kadampa Meditation Centre is located in Sommerswalde, which is part of the village Schwante in Oberkrämer, about 10 km from Oranienburg and about 20 km from the north of Berlin. Here you will find information on public transport.

Arriving by car

Coming from the A10, take the exit onto the B96 towards Oranienburg, then the third exit towards Oranienburg-Zentrum. At the traffic lights turn right, direction Kremmen. Drive about 6km until you see the sign ‘Sommerswalde’ at a bend, where you turn right into a smaller street. Turn right at the next intersection and you will see the castle on your left.

If you enter your destination in a navigation device, some navigation devices may not recognize the destination and then unfortunately guests end up in the forest. Therefore it is sometimes helpful to enter “Sommerswalde 5”. This is the forester’s lodge Sommerswalde, the restaurant which is located diagonally opposite the entrance of Tharpaland. Follow the signs to the parking lots.

Arrival from Schönefeld Airport

From Schönefeld airport, walk approx. 6 minutes on the left-hand side to Schönefeld railway station.

You will need an ABC ticket to Oranienburg for 4,20€. There are various connections to Oranienburg, here is one of the easiest:

  • Take the S9 direction Spandau to Friedrichstraße
  • From Friedrichstraße take the S1 to Oranienburg
  • From Oranienburg you take a taxi to Sommerswalde Castle (takes about 20 minutes and costs about 22€).

Arrival from Tegel Airport

  • Take bus 128 to Kurt- Schumacher-Platz (still in Berlin)
  • and then take the U6 to Tegel (Berlin),
  • then take the S25 to Hennigsdorf (S-Bhf)
  • and from there the regional train to Schwante
  • You can check your train and bus connections here: BVG.de

Taxi from Oranienburg

approximate costs to Schloss Sommerswalde: 22€ – 24€

Schmidt: 03301 800 800
Rose: 03301 525 132

Travel from Berlin to Schwante:

It is best to take the S-Bahn S25 to Hennigsdorf, then take the regional train RB55 towards Kremmen and get off in Schwante.

Travelon foot from the train station in Schwante:

approx. 20 min.
Cross the railway tracks and follow the road out of Schwante. The largest part of the way runs safely on a cycle track. After approx. 15-20 min in a forest the cycle track ends and the last 3 minutes have to be covered on the road. After a right-hand bend it continues straight on along a smaller road to castle Sommerswalde. A sign with “Sommerswalde” announces that Tharpaland is on the left side in only a few more meters.