Vennue & Directions

The Conference Program & Guide is available for download. Next to the conference program, it contains all necessary location plans, directions and time tables.

The conference will be held in Bonn, Germany, the former capital of Germany, an attractive and relaxed city at the Rhine, 30km south of Cologne, frequent host to international conferences in science and politics. The conference will take place at the Wissenschaftszentrum which is part of the Deutsches Museum (of technology) in Bonn.

The conference dinner on Tuesday will be given at the Hotel Petersberg.

Bonn is an ideal starting point for exploring the romantic Rhine valley, Roman relics in the museums of Cologne and Bonn, or recent German history in the Haus der Geschichte. Bonn was also the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, and the annual Beethoven Fest will take place in the days during the meeting. The Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn exhibits the famous Neandertal skull, which will be highlighted in the Roots exhibition during the conference.

Bonn is reachable by plane to the Cologne-Bonn Airport (with express bus to downtown Bonn) or Frankfurt Airport (high-speed train in about half-an-hour to Siegburg/Bonn, tram to downtown Bonn from Siegburg). There are excellent train connections from all of Europe either to Bonn central station or Siegburg/Bonn. Cologne is reachable by local train inabout 30 minutes.

The map below shows all relevant locations (Wissenschaftszentrum, Hotels, Central Station and Streetcar Stop). Double-click on the markers to get more information.