This is how Berlin is preparing for the mega sports festival

This Berlin S-Bahn was provided with the lettering of the Special Olympics

This Berlin S-Bahn was provided with the lettering of the Special Olympics Photo: dpa/Soeren Stache

By Rike Fabia Lohmann and Konstantin Marrach

It’s finally starting in a week!

From June 17th to 25th, the Special Olympics World Games will take place in the capital. That means: Berlin not only welcomes 7,000 athletes from 190 countries, but also their relatives, officials and numerous visitors to the largest inclusive sports event in the world.

BZ wanted to know: How well are buses and trains prepared for the World Games?

On the day of the opening ceremony (June 17), there will be special trains specifically for transporting the international delegations, according to the VBB.

And a BVG spokesman says: “At the large venues there is specially designed information and in many places simple directions with footsteps stuck on. This way, everyone can easily find their way between the competition venue and the public transport stop.”

In order to strengthen inclusion and participation in the cultural sector, numerous cultural events will take place as part of the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin from today.

More than 120 program items will be offered between June 10th and 25th. In more than 30 cultural institutions you can visit exhibitions, concerts, art exhibitions, city tours or theater performanceshen.


Train Bus S-Bahn Special Olympics 2023 VBB