Venue and Travel Info

Bonn / Wachtberg

Bonn is one of the cities along the Rhine that is able to boast a rich tradition. It is well worth reading the chronicles and studying the history of the city, which brought both times of hardship and times of joy to its inhabitants. A history of more than 2000 years has given Bonn most varied facets. Historical sights can be spotted through out the city. The flair of international life and picturesque impressions along the romantic Rhine are waiting to be discovered.

City of Beethoven, university town, seat of the Federal Government and Parliament for five decades, German UN City: 2000 years of eventful history hide behind Bonn's many faces. The Romans set foot on its soil in the second decade BC, and Bonn emerges from the dark of prehistoric ages. The settlement develops from a Roman camp into a "villa basilica", growing around the venerable Minster , and subsequently into a fortified town by archiepiscopal grace, residence of the Princes Elector of Cologne and romantic university town of the 19th century. The 20ieth century holds destruction in World War II, the vote for Bonn as the Federal Capital, the transfer of Parliament and parts of Government to Berlin, and Bonn's new role as the German UN City. The cityscape reflects many historical aspects: Roman traces as well as the marks of the era of the electors, the high-rise former office building of Parliament (nicknamed Langer Eugen/Tall Eugene after the first name of a former President of Parliament) testifies to the period as Federal Capital, and the "Post Tower" symbolises the new Bonn.

Bonn ranks among the cities along the Rhine with a rich tradition. It has vigorously set about shaping its future. It is worth reading its chronicles, following its history which includes both tragic fate and shining splendour. Its citizens accepted both as time brought them and held on to a statement made in praise of their town in the 16th century: "Bonna solum felix" - Bonn, you fortunate soil.

Wachtberg, a municipality in the Rhein-Sieg district, is situated approximately 15 km south of Bonn. The municipality is named after another volcanic mountain, the Wachtberg, (extinct for 25 million years, now with a height of 258 m) that is situated near the centre of the municipality.



The 9th Multistatic PCL Focus Days will be held at Fraunhofer FHR, which is located at Fraunhoferstr. 20, 53343-Wachtberg, Germany (see map).



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Travel information

Approching Fraunhofer FHR

  • By Air (Cologne/Bonn - CGN)
    Take a taxi directly from the airport (approx. 50 km) or the shuttle bus SB60 to Bonn Central Station (see public transportation).

  • By rail
    Take the ICE to Siegburg-Bonn: Use a taxi to Wachtberg (approx. 30 km) or take city railway (S-Bahn, Line 66) to Bonn Central Station and continue with public transport (see below).
    Take the train to Remagen, Bad Godesberg or Bonn Central Station. Then take a taxi (approx. 10 km, 11 km or 17 km via Godesberg or 23 km via A565) or bus (see below).

  • With public transportation
    From Bonn Central Station: Take a taxi to Wachtberg (approx. 17 km via Godesberg or 23 km via BAB 565) or city railway (S-Bahn) to Bad Godesberg.
    Traveling by bus from Bad Godesberg: Take line 856 from Bad Godesberg (station) to the bus stop Werthoven Institut. Take line 857 from Bad Godesberg (station) to Wachtberg-Berkum ZOB. Buses normally run every hour.

  • By Car
    Follow highway A565 and take exit 11 Meckenheim-Merl, then follow "Fraunhofer" signs.
    From the south: follow highway A61, take exit 30 Dreieck Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and drive in direction of Grafschaft-Ringen. Then continue to Wachtberg-Werthhoven.