Welcome to Bonn – Sacred Protest: Religion, Power, and Resistance in an Era of Upheaval

Getting to Bonn

Bonn is reachable by air transport into the Bonn-Cologne (CGN) airport, into Düsseldorf (DUS) and into Frankfurt (FRA).

From the Bonn-Cologne airport, the SB60 bus runs from monday to friday every 30 minutes directly to Bonn central train station (Bonn Hbf). It takes about 40 minutes and costs €8,70. The Hbf is 10 minutes walking distance from the university main building, where all conference events will be held.

From the Düsseldorf airport, the regional express train runs every 60 minutes to Bonn central train station (Bonn Hbf). It takes about 1:10 hours and costs, depending on time of booking, about €19,60.

From the Frankfurt airport train station, the Deutsche Bahn high-speed rail runs every 30 minutes directly to Bonn Siegburg (Siegburg Hbf). It runs about 50 minutes, prices vary depending on time of booking. From Bonn Siegburg, the number 66 S-Bahn line runs every 15 minutes directly to Bonn central station (Bonn Hbf) and costs €11,40.

Staying in Bonn

The Motel One Bonn-Hauptbahnhof, IntercityHotel Bonn and President Hotel are within 10 and 20 minutes’ walk of the university main building. When booking, use the keyword: ESITIS2022. Many other hotels and hostels can be found nearby.

Motel One Bonn-Hauptbahnhof

Am Hauptbahnhof 12
53111 Bonn

Single: €85 / Double €106; incl. breakfast
Reservation until 09.02.2022
Booking form needed;
please contact gnet@uni-bonn.de

President Hotel

Clemens-August-Str. 32-36
53115 Bonn
+49 228-7250-0

Single: €74,80 / Double €83,80; incl. breakfast
Reservation until 02.03.2022

IntercityHotel Bonn

Quantiusstraße 22
53115 Bonn
+49 228-926181-0

Single: €98 / Double €124; incl. breakfast
Reservation until 23.02.2022

What to do

Bonn Minster (German: Bonner Münster): This Roman Catholic church is one of Germany’s oldest churches, having been built in the 11th century. It has the only well-preserved Romanesque cloister north of the Alps.

Beethoven-Haus: The house where Ludwig van Beethoven was born is always interesting to visit. A new permanent exhibition opened in the Beethoven Year 2020. But not only Beethoven was home in Bonn, but also Heinrich Heine (during his studies), Ernst Moritz Arndt as professor and Robert Schumann.

Botanical gardens: In spring, the flowers begin to bloom! The botanical gardens surround the Poppelsdorf Palace, which was carefully restored after the Second World War.

Museum Mile and Government Quarter: The road from the center to the government quarter is the so-called “Museumsmeile”. Here you will find a variety of important museums that are interesting to visit. For more than 40 years Bonn was the capital of Germany, numerous ministries still have their headquarters here and Bonn is the German UN site.

Where to eat

Dining options at a variety of price points may be found throughout the walkable city center. For lunch, the “Marktplatz” (Market Square in front of the old Rathaus) features a fresh market and many food trucks daily. The following dine-in options are also local favorites. Note that all restaurants currently require: (full vaccination) + (booster OR anegative quicktest < 24hrs old).


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Contact information during the conference

The G_NET team email will be monitored throughout the conference: gnet@uni-bonn.de. If a response is needed, please include your preferred contact information in your inquiry.

For non-medical and non-police related emergencies, you may call (+49)15770206339 for assistance.

Emergency contact information:

  • For medical emergencies, dial 112
  • For fire department, dial 112
  • For police, dial 110