Navigate all the essential information about the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn.
Bonn, as the seat of the Climate Change Secretariat, has hosted more than twenty sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies (SBs) and countless meetings and workshops. It has become a “second home” to many delegations and participants, who have their long-standing local hosts, favorite restaurants and beaten paths between hotels and conference venues. Eager to return to Bonn, many participants have already made their arrangements for COP 23.
Bonn and the surrounding region offer a wide variety of accommodation, from five star hotels to bed-and-breakfast lodging and many homestay opportunities. Nine thousand hotel beds exist within Bonn city limits, and neighboring counties and cities between Cologne to the north and Koblenz to the south offer another 56,000 beds within a radius of 50 km.
For participants who haven’t yet booked for COP 23, please note that the November sessions are expected to attract much larger numbers than the SBs. In addition, lodging could be further limited due to a number of other events that will be held in the region, so that all participants are encouraged to make their arrangements as early as possible. During the May session of the Subsidiary Bodies, the City of Bonn will be present on-site to facilitate these arrangements.
Accommodation can be booked directly with hotels and other providers, or through travel agencies and online services.
Participants seeking comprehensive personal advice and assistance may wish to contact:
Tourismus & Congress, Bonn and the region’s tourism agency, has been pre-qualified by the secretariat. All travel agencies and online providers interested in advertising their services on this site, too, are invited to respond to the secretariat’s standing call for expressions of interest.
The region is well connected through public transportation, with trains, metros/ trams and buses running at short intervals. From most places in the region, no more than one change of transport needs to be made to arrive at the conference centre.
Metro/ trams and buses are usually the preferred choice of transport for conference participants staying in Bonn, plus in the areas of Siegburg, Sankt Augustin, Beuel, Koenigswinter, and Bad Honnef, and along the intercity tram lines between Bonn and Cologne, including in the southern districts of Cologne. The metro (U-Bahn) stop closest to the venue of the November 2017 sessions is “Heussallee”, located 500m from the main entrance to the World Conference Centre. The “Deutsche Welle” bus stop (610 and 611 lines) is 100m away.
Participants staying in downtown Cologne, west of Bonn towards Euskirchen, south of Bonn along the Rhine all the way to Koblenz, or in the picturesque wine-growing Ahr valley, can take any regional train (RE and RB) and will be able to get off at the brand-new train station “UN Campus” located only 800m from the conference’s main entrance. High-speed intercity trains (IC, EC, ICE) from Cologne, Koblenz and farther away stop at Bonn Hauptbahnhof/ Central Station and Siegburg/ Bonn, from where a metro/tram takes travellers directly to “Heussallee”.
For a map of the region, directions to the United Nations Campus and the World Conference Centre Bonn, please see the Maps and Directions page on our website. The maps facilitate the exploration of routes between hotels and the conference venue.