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Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016


  • Accommodation and public transport

    Please be informed that the city of Bonn will be charging an accommodation tax on overnight stays. For more information on tax exemption please visit:

    Should you have questions regarding hotel reservations made through
    use the following contact information:

    Hotel Reservation Hotline  +49 228 910 4133
    Ms. Annette Isengard
    Tuesday, 17 to Wednesday, 25 May 2016
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    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 Fernhahnhof’ (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

    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 site: 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, visit

    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 site: http// Type in ‘Düsseldorf Flughafen’ as the departure station and ‘Bonn HBF’ as the arrival station. For more information on Düsseldorf airport, visit

    Visitor information

    Journey time into the centre of Bonn is about 30 minutes. 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: http//

    Currency: 1 euro = approximately USD 0.895 (indicative rate as of 1 March 2016).

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

    Local time: GMT + 1 hour

    Useful links

    City of Bonn []

    Maps and directionsTop

    Information to follow

    Meeting room assignmentTop

    Meeting rooms may be booked, availability permitting, free of charge for a closed meeting, for a maximum duration of 1 hour per Party/Organization.  Meeting rooms are available every day from 8 a.m., with all such meetings required to finish by 8 p.m.

    Meeting room requests may be sent via e-mail to meetingrequest(at), as of 11 April 2016. The MRA team will track your meeting room assignment request, but you will only receive notification/confirmation closer to the session (approximately beginning 9 May 2016).
    As of Monday, 16 May (official start of SB 44 sessions), meeting room assignment request forms will no longer be accepted by email.  From this time they can only be handed in at the Information/Meeting Room Assignment (MRA) Counter in paper form.  The Information/MRA Counter is located on the ground floor, after passing security check on the left hand side of the WCCB.

    Availability and location of your meeting room will be confirmed in the evening of the day before your meeting date.  This information can be obtained from the Information/MRA Counter.  It is also recommended that you re-confirm room availability for your meeting with the staff at the Information/MRA Counter shortly before the start of your meeting, as changes in room allocation may occur due to the needs and demands of the negotiation process.

    Click here to download your Meeting Room Assignment Form.

    Please read and acknowledge the MRA guidelines stated on the form.  With your signature, you have confirmed that you have read and accepted the conditions applying to meeting room reservation at the conference venue for the current session.

    MRA counter opening hours:
    Monday, 16 May to Thursday, 26 May
    08.00 hours to 19.00 hours


    You may claim your consignments at the Information Counter, located on the ground floor after passing security check on the left hand side of the WCCB. Please make available all relevant shipment documents (Airway bill) and information’s.

    Opening hours:
    Sunday, 15 May 2016 from 10:00 hours to 17:00 hours
    Monday, 16 May to Thursday, 26 May from 09:00 hours to 18:00 hours

    To obtain the appropriate consignment label, please contact as follows:

    Side Events and Exhibits
    UNFCCC - Ms. Natalie Merjaneh
    email: see(at)

    World Conference Center Bonn
    email: sb44(at)

    Venues on commercial basis close to UNFCCC headquartersTop

    pdf-icon Venues contact list (14 kB)


    Food and beverages are not permitted inside any of the meeting rooms; however, catering can be arranged in the Club Lounge, reception-style. If you wish to order catering, please liaise directly with the catering company servicing the venue at least one week before the catering is needed:

    Mr. Claus Meinen
    Broich Premium Catering GmbH
    Tel: +49 228 243 80 24

    The organizer must coordinate with the caterer to ensure that all food and beverages are served either in the Club Lounge or outside the meeting rooms. It is the responsibility of the organizer to ensure that the Club Lounge or the meeting room and the surrounding areas are left in good order for the next reception or meeting.
    Your cooperation is appreciated.

    Coffee and Snack Points are located on the Rhine level and in the Club Lounge in the main building and in the plenary building.
    Snacks and beverages will be available from 7:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.

    Lunch is available in the main building and in the restaurant of the plenary building and is served from
    12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    For information on places to eat in Bonn, please pick up a copy of the “BonnJour” leaflet available at the Bonn Tourism & Congress display in the service area on the ground floor of the World Conference Center or search Google for “Where to eat in Bonn”.

    Conference policiesTop

    pdf-icon Guidelines on use of cameras and audio/video recording devices (118 kB)

    pdf-icon UN Security guidelines related to media actions, distribution of publicity materials, etc. (129 kB)

    pdf-icon Guidelines for participation of NGO representatives (191 kB)

    Conference brochureTop

    pdf-icon Download the conference brochure (792 kB)

Information for participants brochure

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All participants are kindly requested to complete the online survey on the quality of conference services provided at these sessions. The survey links are as follows:

All other participants from Parties and observer organizations

The survey will be available online until 17 June 2016. Your valuable feedback is greatly appreciated!