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ELSA Bonn

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Description
The Federal City of Bonn is a city on the banks of the Rhine in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with a population of 311,287. About 24 km south-southeast of Cologne, Bonn is in the southernmost part of the Rhine-Ruhr region, Germany's largest metropolitan area, with over 11 million inhabitants. Together with the capital Berlin, the city is the de facto joint seat of government of Germany, with the President, the Chancellor, and many federal government ministries maintaining substantial presences in Bonn. The title of Federal City reflects its important political status within Germany. Founded in the 1st century BC as a Roman settlement, Bonn is one of Germany's oldest cities. From 1597 to 1794, Bonn was the capital of the Electorate of Cologne, and residence of the Archbishops and Prince-electors of Cologne. Composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn in 1770. From 1949 to 1990, Bonn was officially designated the "provisional capital" of West Germany, and Germany's present constitution, the Basic Law, was declared in the city in 1949. From 1990 to 1999, Bonn served as the seat of government – but no longer capital – of reunited Germany. The headquarters of Deutsche Post DHL and Deutsche Telekom, both DAX-listed corporations, are in Bonn. The city is home to the University of Bonn and a total of 19 United Nations institutions.  
City, Country
Bonn, Germany
Accommodation Options
Max Hostel, Maxstraße 7 or Jugendherberge Bonn, Haager Weg 42
Methods of getting from the airport(s)/train-station to the City Centre/Hotel
There are two airports close by. The closer one is Cologne/Bonn airport and the further one is Düsseldorf airport. Which trains you are able to take you can find on this website (https://www.bahn.de/p/view/angebot/index.shtml?dbkanal_007=L01_S01_D001_KIN0014_top-navi-tickets-angebote_LZ01). Either to Bonn Hbf (=Main Station) or you can put in the address of the hostel.
Ideal length of Visit
1 week to 4 days
List of law-firms/firms/Institutions that the groups could visit
Institutions: UN Campus, UN Women, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Federal Cartel etc. Law Firms: Flick Gocke Schaumburg, Redeker Sellner Dahs etc.
Draft Academic Programme

Day 1

Lecture

Day 2

Visiting the UN Campus and the federal cartel

Day 3

Visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affair


Other information
We are looking forward to your visit! :)
Contact information
vpsc@elsa-bonn.de