ECMWF, Robert-Schuman-Platz 3, 53175 Bonn

The temporary ECMWF Bonn facility is based at Robert-Schuman Platz, in the premises of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV). It is located in the Hochkreuz sub-district of Bonn, in the north of the Bad Godesberg district. The area has good car, cycle, walking and public transport networks.

For information (in German and English) about travelling to Bonn by air or train as well as about travelling within Bonn by public transport, car, taxi or bicycle, see the City of Bonn website 'Arrival and getting around' section.

Arriving in Bonn

By air

Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt Airports are well connected to Bonn by bus or train.

From Cologne/Bonn Airport, the express bus line SB60 connects to Bonn Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) in 25 minutes.

From Frankfurt Airport, an Intercity-Express (ICE) train to Cologne stops at the town of Siegburg (travel time approx. 45 minutes). From Siegburg, the underground line 66 (U-Bahn) links to Bonn Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), taking approx. 45 minutes. 

From Düsseldorf Airport, a direct regional train connects to Bonn UN Campus or Bonn Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) in approx. 65 minutes.

By train

With Bonn Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) and the train stations in the districts of Bad Godesberg, Beuel, Duisdorf and Oberkassel, Bonn is well integrated in the network of Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance and regional lines. Bonn/Oberkassel train station is just on the other side of the river from ECMWF: from the train station, it is a 7-minute walk to the Oberkassel Nord underground station (U-Bahn), where you can take line 66 to Robert-Schuman Platz.

By bus

For the long-distance bus lines, there is a bus stop near the Museumsmeile, at the corner of Joseph-Beuys-Allee and Marie-Kahle-Allee.

Getting to ECMWF in Bonn

By public transport

The closest public transport stop to ECMWF is ‘Robert-Schuman-Platz’ (approx. 2-minute walk):

  • Underground (U-Bahn) lines 66 and 68
  • Bus routes 631 and 638

Stop ‘Deutsche Telekom/Olof-Palme Allee’ (approx. 12-minute walk):

  • Underground (U-Bahn) lines 16 and 63

Stop 'Rheinaue Hauptzugang’ or ‘Rheinaue Parkrestaurant’ (approx. 10-12 minute walk):

  • Bus route 610 or 611

By car/taxi

From Cologne-Bonn airport: approx. 40 minutes; taxi fare approx. EUR 60-70.

From Bonn Central Station (Hauptbahnhof): approx. 20 minutes; taxi fare approx. EUR 20.

From nearest train station (Bonn UN Campus): approx. 5 minutes 

Enter Jean-Monnet Strasse via Heinemannstrasse, then turn right on to Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger Allee. The BMUV building is straight ahead, behind a row of flagpoles where you will see the ECMWF flag among others. Report to security officers at Reception.

Parking is available in an underground carpark. To request a permit, please contact ECMWF Property Services.

If you wish to travel by taxi and pay by card, it is advisable to check with the driver first if card payment is accepted.

Where to stay in Bonn

For information about hotels and other accommodation in Bonn, see the City of Bonn website Accommodation section.