Bonn - where the world meets

The UNCCD 2nd Scientific conference will take place at the

World Conference Center (WCCB)
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2
53113 Bonn, Germany

http://www.worldccbonn.com/

Bonn is located in central-west Germany in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the former capital of West Germany (1949-1990) and was the official seat of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1990 to 1999.

The WCCB is located in the middle of Bonn’s former government quarter, in the immediate vicinity of the United Nations Campus, the international media broadcaster Deutsche Welle, international organisations, and next to the river Rhine.

Part of the conference will take place in the historic Plenary Chamber where the German Parliament met from 1992 until 1999.

How to get there?

The closest airport is the Cologne/Bonn Airport. A train ride from the airport to the main station of Bonn takes about half an hour.

Frankfurt Airport is located about 170 km south east of Bonn and a train ride from the airport to Bonn central station takes less than two hours.


Public Transport from the main station to the WCCB by tram / underground

  • At Bonn central station take the tram / underground (towards "Bundesviertel"). You can use the lines going both to Königswinter/Bad Honnef and Bad Godesberg (trams 63/16 or 66).
  • Exit at the Heussallee / Museumsmeile stop and follow the signs to the Bundeshaus / World Conference Center Bonn.
  • Follow Heussallee to the junction with Platz der Vereinten Nationen. Turn left onto the street Platz der Vereinten Nationen.
  • The main entrance of the World Conference Center Bonn is located on the right 100 metres down the street.

Public Transport from the main station to the WCCB by bus

  • At Bonn central station you can also take either bus number 610 or 611 (direction Pappelweg).
  • Exit at the stop Deutsche Welle / Heussallee.
  • Follow the Heussallee to the junction with Platz der Vereinten Nationen. Turn left onto the street Platz der Vereinten Nationen.
  • The main entrance of the World Conference Center Bonn is located on the right 100 metres down the street.

Hotel accommodation

Hotel bookings should be made directly by participants. Reservations for hotel rooms may be made through the Bonn Tourism and Congress Office, using the following web link:
http://www.bonn-region.de/UNCCD-CRIC-11


Alternatively, bookings may be made by contacting the Bonn Tourism and Congress Office at:


Tourismus & Congress GmbH
Region Bonn/Rhein-Sieg/Ahrweiler
im WorldCCBonn
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2
D-53113 Bonn, Germany


Hotel Reservation Department
Hotline: + 49 228 910 4133
E-mail: a.isengard@bonn-region.de
(Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


All bookings made through the Bonn Tourism and Congress Office include a “Conference ticket”, which is valid on public transport in Bonn for the duration of the stay. This ticket is not transferable.

 

Download the official UNCCD information note here.