Venue and Travel Info

Bonn

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.

 

Location

The workshop CoSeRA 2012 will be held at the Universitätsclub Bonn, which is located near the University (Konviktstr. 9, 53113 Bonn, Germany) in a park area.

 

Accommodation

A good idea to start your search for a convienent hotel located in Bonn is to try these dedicated hotel search engiens:

www.booking.com | http://www.hrs.de or http//www.hrs.com | http://www.holidaycheck.de

You might alos consider Google, but here the reviews can be sometimes misleading: Google Maps

Be aware that there a many search engines specialised on hotels/accomandations/travel.

 

Travel information

Approching the Uniclub Bonn

  • With public transportation
    from Bonn Central Station, take the tram lines 16, 63 direction Bad Godesberg or line 66 direction Bad Honnef. You get off at the next station UNIVERSITÄT/MARKT, leave the station, turn right and walk parallel the University buildings. After about 50 meters to the left walk through the Koblenz Gate. Directly behind you cross the main road Belderberg. On the other side of the street straight walk into the Konviktstraße (parallel to the university buildings). After 20 meters you will find the University Club Bonn on the left side.

  • By Air (Cologne/Bonn - CGN)
    Take the airport bus SB 60 in Bonn. At the station BONN-MARKT - get out and walk in the direction Markt (which is just way-back). Straight in the Rathausgasse - continue to the traffic lights - go straight (on the other side of the road - WALL STREET INSTITUTE). Left on WALL STREET INSTITUTE in the Giergasse - after about 20 meters on the right side of the entrance to the University Club Bonn.

  • By Car
    From Frankfurt: leave the A3 at the junction Bonn/Siegburg on the A565 towards Bonn - Exit at Bonn Auerberg - turn left towards the center
    From Cologne on the A3 to the A59 Cologne Bonn/airport, direction Bonn on the A565 - exit Bonn Auerberg - turn left towards the center
    At this point: follow - signs - Beethoven Hall/Center at the Beethoven Hall left - Wachsbleiche - towards the Rhine, the Wachsbleiche along to the end and turn right on the Rhine under the Kennedy bridge and after 500 m turn right - Erste Fährgasse - until the end, turn right under the Koblenz Gate pass, then the second turn right - Giergasse - (Small road between a luminaire business "Hailaits" and WALL STREET INSTITUTE before the traffic light) last house on the right side - University Club -