Dear Global Media Forum participants, in anticipation of your trip to Bonn this summer, here is a list of useful information that will help you get around when you're here. We look forward to seeing you this June!
Accreditation and press services
Access to the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB) will be restricted to those with a valid accreditation badge. Badges will be distributed at the accreditation desk at the entrance of the WCCB.
Accreditation badges must be worn visibly during the entire program. Please note that accreditation badges are strictly for personal use.
A press center has been set up in the WCCB building. Members of the press must all possess and carry accreditation issued by the conference organizers.
The times of all press events will be communicated by the messaging service/information desk of the press center (located at the entrance to the press center, room 1.10 - please follow the signs “Press Center”). Photocopying and other facilities will be available for journalists in the press center.
The press center will be open from Monday 9:30 a.m. until the end of the program. Press office secretariat: +49 228 9267 1640
The currency in Germany is the Euro. Cash machines are located in the city center and at airports. Credit cards (Visa, Master Card) are widely accepted by department stores, taxis and restaurants. Currency exchange facilities are available at Cologne/Bonn Airport, Terminal 1, departure level, opposite Germanwings (Reisebank, open daily from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.) and at Bonn Central Station opposite ticket sales (Reisebank, open Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. www.reisebank.de.) There is an ATM (“Sparda Bank”) in the vicinity of the WCCB. It accepts all major credit and bank cards.
Logistics and transport
The nearest airport is the Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN). Distance: 35 km. Airport shuttle bus line SB 60 (tickets available in bus) runs between the airport and Bonn central railway station every 20-30 minutes on weekdays, and at half-hourly or hourly intervals on weekends. Journey time: approx. 30 minutes.
Departure: Terminal 1
Price: 8.00 EUR
Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)Distance: 85 km. The Sky Train takes passengers from all terminals to the airport railway station. From there trains run to Bonn central railway station.
Frankfurt Airport (FRA)Distance: 170 km. The railway station is located at the Airrail Terminal, right next to Terminal 1. The station is also linked to Terminal 2 via buses and the Sky Line. From there, trains run to Bonn central railway station or Bonn-Siegburg. From Bonn-Siegburg take tram line 66 to Bonn central station.
The WCCB can be reached by bus and metro. Arriving at Bonn central railway station, take tram/underground lines 16, 63, 66 in direction "Bad Godesberg" or "Ramersdorf/Bad Honnef". Exit at the "Heussallee/Museumsmeile" stop or take a bus line 610 or 611 and exit at the "Deutsche Welle" stop and follow the signs to the WCCB. For further details, please have a look at the map provided in this guide.
Please note: Your accreditation badge is your ticket for the entire public transportsystem within the City of Bonn. It is valid for the whole period of your stay. However,for the bus transfer (Bus No. SB 60) from the Cologne/Bonn Airport to Bonncity center you have to buy a ticket.
There are few parking spaces within the residential area surrounding the conference facility and in the Deutsche Welle underground car park. Please use public transportation.
Taxis are available at airports, central railway stations and in front of the conference center. Taxis can be called at +49 228 555 555. They charge about 2.50 EUR per kilometer. It is not recommended to take taxis from Frankfurt and Düsseldorf airports to Bonn, as this would cost over 200 euros.