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Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2013


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    Each booking placed through this link includes a free public transportation ticket for the city and the region of Bonn (Verbund Rhein Sieg). The print-at-home PDF ticket is valid for the whole duration of the hotel stay of the delegate. The ticket will be sent automatically along with the hotel reservation confirmation.

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    Travel to BonnTop

    There are many ways to get to Bonn, which can easily be reached by bus, train or car from the airports at Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt. Trains coming from many cities in Germany and other parts of Europe stop at Bonn. Numerous highways complete the transport infrastructure.

    How to travel from the airports to Bonn

    From Frankfurt am Main airport:

    Participants arriving at Frankfurt airport should go to the Frankfurt airport long-distance train station, which is reached by following the signs to 'Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof' (Frankfurt airport long-distance train station). This station is in the AIRail Terminal, next to Terminal 1. Trains arrive at and depart from platforms 4 to 7. Participants are recommended to travel either by Inter City Express (ICE) train to Bonn/Siegburg or by direct train to Bonn central station (Bonn Hauptbahnhof). For more information, visit the Frankfurt International Airport website.

    High-speed ICE trains to Siegburg/ Bonn or Intercity (IC)/Eurocity (EC) trains to Bonn central station (Hauptbahnhof) leave from the Frankfurt airport long-distance train station two to three times every hour between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. The high-speed train journey to Siegburg/Bonn takes 40 minutes. Trains leave at least once an hour.

    Alternatively the IC/EC train, also from Frankfurt long-distance train station, goes directly to Bonn central station (in the centre of Bonn). Travel time is between 1.5 and 2 hours.

    Second-class tickets for the ICE cost around 60 euros one way, for the IC around 40 euros. The ICE train can sometimes also be booked with your flight.

    For train departures, check the German railway website. Type in 'Frankfurt Flughafen' as the departure station and 'Bonn HBF' or 'Siegburg' as the arrival station.

    From Cologne/Bonn airport:

    Participants arriving at this airport can take a taxi or bus to Bonn city centre. Taxis are readily available; a one-way journey to the city cost between 35 euros and 40 euros.

    To get to Bonn centre by public transport, take the SB 60 shuttle bus, which goes from the terminal at Cologne/Bonn airport to the Bonn main train station every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 30 to 60 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays.

    The 25 km bus journey from the airport takes about 30 minutes. There is only one bus stop at the airport for the bus to Bonn. The bus stop is located at Terminal 1. When travelling to the airport, the bus stops at Terminal 1 (annex A).

    The price of a one-way bus ticket to Bonn is around 7 euros. Tickets may be purchased from the driver or at the ticket machine. The 'conference ticket', which is included in the price of the accommodation if the booking is made through the Bonn Tourism and Congress Office, may be used for this bus. For more information about Cologne/Bonn airport.

    From Düsseldorf airport:

    If arriving at Düsseldorf airport, take the sky train to the train station Düsseldorf Flughafen (about 10 minutes). From there, direct trains leave every hour directly to Bonn main train station. For train departures, check on the German railway website. Type in 'Düsseldorf Flughafen' as the departure station and 'Bonn HBF' as the arrival station. For more information on Düsseldorf airport website.

    Visitor information

    Journey time into the centre of Bonn is about 30 minutes from the conference venue. Tickets can be purchased on the tram (U-Bahn), if not already included by booking your room via our recommended link. A one-way journey by taxi from Siegburg to Bonn costs approximately 30 euros.

    For information about the public transportation schedule in the city of Bonn, please consult the website of the SWB, the local transport provider.

    Currency: 1 euro = approximately USD 0.77 (indicative rate 15 March 2013).

    Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz European plugs with two circular metal pins are used.

    Local time: GMT + 1 hour

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    Overview of UNFCCC offices and meeting venues in Bonn

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    Hotel Maritim Bonn
    38th Session of the UNFCCC Convention Subsidiary Bodies – SBSTA, SBI and the 3rd Session of the ADP

    Att. Mr. Arne Wulf
    Godesberger Allee
    53175 Bonn, Germany

    Contact details:
    Mr. Arne Wulf
    Tel: (+49-228) 810 81 918

    Office space rentalTop

    Maritim Hotel Bonn

    Tel: (+49-228) 81 08 777
    Fax: (+49-228) 81 08 765



    Ministry for the Environment:
    (Side events rooms SOLAR and WIND)

    Mr. Alfons Esser
    Tel: (+49-228) 30 89 0446
    Catering order form

    Ministry of Transport:
    (Side event rooms METRO and RAIL)

    Ms. Monika Nipps
    Tel: (+49-228) 30 08 691
    Catering order form

    Maritim Hotel:

    Ms. Lydia Schmid
    Tel: (+49-228) 81 08 875
    Fax: (+49-228) 81 08 853

    The “Rôtisserie” (restaurant), “Brasserie” (café) and “Piano Bar” are near the Conference Affairs office in La Marée in the foyer of the Maritim Hotel. A coffee/snack bar is located next to Saal Beethoven. Cafeterias are also available in the government buildings (e.g. Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Transport) close to the Maritim Hotel.

    Conference BrochureTop

    In line with the secretariat's efforts towards climate neutrality, the information for Participants Brochure continue to be available in electronic format only. The secretariat encourages all participants to support this initiative by refraining from printing or printing only the required information if necessary.

    pdf-icon Download the Information for Participants brochure (1018 kB)

    The Information for Participants (IFP) Brochure will also be available through the new iPhone / iPad application.

Venue maps

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Ground floor Maritim

First floor Maritim

Conference area outside Maritim