February/March 2011 - OGC TC/PC Meetings - Bonn, Germany

Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 05:00
Friday, 4 March, 2011 - 05:00


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Hosted By:
  United Nations Environment Programme, with support from UN-SPIDER Bonn Office.


Langer Eugen UN Campus
Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10
D-53113 Bonn, Germany

Schedule of Meetings: 

The Tentative Agenda is now available.  Please continue to check back, as we update this agenda several times per week.


On-line Registration is now open

There are Meeting Fees associated with the OGC TC/PC Meetings. Based upon your organization's OGC Membership Level, you will have at least one Complementary registration for each meeting.

The Wednesday evening Reception will be at the Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Bonn.  The cost for this reception is $55.00 USD

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 18 February)Regular Rate (18 - 25 February )On-Site (after 25 February)
OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $0
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings $100.00 $120.00 $150.00
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $50.00 $75.00 $105.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings
$325.00 $350.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
Wednesday Reception Only $55.00 $55.00 $55.00

The OGC does not have any room blocks for this meeting, however, many of the hotels have preferred "UN Room Rates".  You should contact the hotels directly and ask for the UN rates.

Local Information and Travel: 

The workshop is to be held at the UN Campus – Langer Eugen. It offers excellent conferencing facilities, as well as a canteen with international cuisine and a cafeteria. Additional rooms will be accessible for parallel sessions and discussion groups.

Postal Address:
UN Campus
Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10
53113 Bonn Germany

By air:

from Cologne/Bonn airport (Flughafen Koeln/Bonn):

  • Airport-shuttle-bus No 670 towards Bonn Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) ·    Underground (U-Bahn) line 16, 63 or 66 towards Bad Godesberg/Koenigswinter
  • Heussallee stop, exit "Deutsche Welle"
  • When you reach the street go straight ahead until you reach Hermann-Ehlers-Str. and the UN Campus

Please check the following webpage on more information about Bonn/Cologne Airport and how to get there: http://www.koeln-bonn-airport.de/index.php

The airport is well connected to the city centre by Airport-shuttle-bus No SB60 leaving from Terminal 2 every twenty minutes (a single ticket is 6.70 €). It is also possible to rent a car or take a taxi, of course. The distance between airport and main train station is around 30 km.

Arriving at the Airport Frankfurt (Rhein-Main):
Distance to the center of Bonn: about 170 km
For those arriving in Frankfurt airport, we recommend to go to the "long distance train station (Fernbahnhof)" of the airport:
Either you take
- any of the IC trains going to Mainz, Koblenz and Bonn (central station)
and continuing to Cologne etc. or you take
- the fast "ICE" train to "Siegburg/Bonn", and take the tram to Bonn from there. There is only one tram line (No. 66) departing in Siegburg/Bonn station; get off at "Universität/Markt".

The IC train will take you in 1 hour and 45 minutes to Bonn. The ICE train will need on a maximum speed of 250 km/h about 39 minutes to reach Siegburg. The remaining 15 km will take you at least as much (including waiting and change over time).


By railway/underground:

from Bonn Hauptbahnhof main station:

  • Underground (U-Bahn) line 16, 63 or 66 towards Bad Godesberg /Koenigswinter
  • Heussallee stop, exit "Deutsche Welle" ·    When you reach the street go straight ahead until you reach Hermann-Ehlers-Str. and the UN Campus

By train:

In case you intend to come by train; this is the best webpage for looking up train connections: http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en
However, they normally won’t state prices if you arrive from a foreign country. Ask your travel agent for the best deals. Booking more than 7 days before the departure date can give considerable discounts depending on the train and availability.

By car:

If you come by car, use a route planner to find your way to the UN premises and to your hotel, for example Google maps.

  • A3 motorway to Bonn/Siegburg intersection
  • A560 motorway towards Bonn until St. Augustin junction
  • A59 motorway towards Bonn-Bad Godesberg until Bonn-Ost (42) intersection
  • A562 motorway, keep right until exit (Anschlussstelle) Bonn-Rheinaue
  • Turn right onto Franz-Josef-Strauss-Allee towards Bonn-Rheinaue
  • First exit on the right into Charles-de-Gaulle-Str
  • Follow the road and pass the Post Office area
  • When you reach the Rhine, the first exit on the left is the Hermann-Ehlers-Str
  • Follow Hermann-Ehlers-Str until you reach the UN Campus

coming from the South-West of the Rhine:

  • A61 motorway until Meckenheim intersection
  • A565 motorway towards Bonn
  • Poppelsdorf exit, towards Bad Godesberg (B9)
  • After “Reuterbruecke”-Bridge keep right and follow the road to the right into Adenauerallee
  • Second exit on the left towards the Heussallee
  • At the second traffic lights turn right into Kurt-Schumacher-Str.
  • First exit on the left into Franz-Josef-Strauss-Str.
  • Then use the next possibility to exit on the left and turn into Charles-de-Gaulle Str
  • Follow the road and pass the Post Office area
  • When you reach the Rhine, the first exit on the left is the Hermann-Ehlers-Str.
  • Follow Hermann-Ehlers-Str until you reach the UN Campus

Google Map that Luis Bermudez created for his journey to the Bonn TC

Note for Visitors:

There is hardly any possibility to park your car directly at the UN Campus. However, if required, you can leave your car on one of the parking areas you pass along the Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße. Parking is not permitted opposite the UN entrance in Hermann-Ehlers-Straße.