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Welcome to Bonn!

The city of Bonn is situated in the Rhineland, 20 km south of Cologne. It has a population of approx. 330.000 people being one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Germany and it was funded by the Romans. Bonn is one of the oldest cities in Germany and in 2020, it is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. Discover more here.

Conference venue in Bonn  

The workshop is held at the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn. (GPS-coordinates 50°43'20.1"N 7°06'48.8"E). If you have enough time, make sure to visit the exhibitions!

Getting to the venue

Bonn is in reachable distance to three international airports: Köln/Bonn, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt
From Köln/Bonn Airport: 
Köln/Bonn Airport is closest - only 25 km away. The taxi costs about 45 Euros. The Airport Bus (Line SB 60) to Bonn Central Station takes about 30 minutes. 
From Düsseldorf Airport: 
When landing at Düsseldorf Airport (85 km from Bonn) take a train (ICE, IC or EC) to Bonn Central Station (50 minutes). 
From Frankfurt Airport: 
When landing at Frankfurt Airport (160 km from Bonn), you need to take the Rapid Train (ICE) to Siegburg/Bonn (only 50 minutes).

If you are travelling to Bonn by train, please check the Deutsche-Bahn Site for information. Depending on where you come from, you may either arrive at Bonn Central Station or Siegburg/Bonn.

The conference venue is best to reach by public transport. From Bonn central station you can take the tram 16, 63 and 66 to the stop “Museum König”.

Train and public transport tickets

You may purchase your train tickets online at Deutsche Bahn (national train company).
When commuting within the city of Bonn, please buy your tickets for local public transport at one of the machines on the platform, within the tram or with the driver when taking the bus (only cash).
From Bonn Central Station please choose fare stage 1b (Single ticket: 3€; 24hrs ticket: 8,80€)
From ICE Station Siegburg/Bonn please choose fare stage 3 (Single ticket: 5,30€; 24hrs ticket: 13,90€).
From Köln/Bonn Airport please choose fare stage 4 (Single ticket: 8,20€; 24hrs ticket: 19,10€).
If you plan to stay longer in Bonn, a week ticket (7 days) is available for 26,30€ (fare stage 1b) or 40,00€ (fare stage 3).


Registration to the event can be done by completing the online registration form on that is available here. The registration to the meeting is open until 24th of April 2020. Please note that the number of participants to this event will be limited to 50 persons, with a priority to LIFE projects.


No registration fees will be charged. The participants are expected to cover their own travel expanses. Please be reminded that you are recommended to use other travel means than flight, if possible. Limited financial assistance for speakers and for representatives of finished LIFE projects is available covering both travel and accommodation costs. If you require financial assistance, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.immediately after registration.


We invite you to contact one of the hotels listed below and book your room using the codes provided. Key word: “LIFE Project”

Hotel Leoninum (bookings by April 8th)
Single room: 99,00€/night from 06.-08.05.2020 (incl. breakfast) 
Sternhotel (bookings by April 8th)
Single room: 135,00€/night from 06.-07.05.2020
Single room: 115,00€/ night from 07.-08.05.2020
Hotel Europa (bookings by March 30th)
Single room: 80,00 €/night (incl. breakfast) 
Double single room: 102,00 €/night (incl. breakfast) 
You can find more accommodation options using the link below:


Please do not hesitate to contact   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information and assistance.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bonn.



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