Conference Venue

The IRENA Innovation Week 2016 will take place at the Beethovenhalle. The venue sits next to the Rhine and is in the centre of Bonn. It is easily accessible by car, bus or train, and the stops are directly outside the venue. The Beethovenhalle is accessible for disabled visitors.

Beethovenhalle | Wachsbleiche 16 | 53111 | Bonn, Germany | Tel: +49 (0) 228 72220

Registration and Information Desk

Registration and badge issuance will open on 10 May 2016 at 10.00 a.m., at the information desk at Beethovenhalle, Bonn. All participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible upon arrival in Bonn, Germany. Each participant will be given a badge for the purpose of identification during the period of the Conference.

Site Visits

On Tuesday 10 May, a number of site visits have been organised to innovative projects and institutions that are working on the integration of renewable energy into the electricity system. The site visits will take place from 12.00 to 18.00. Please note your selected site visit options in the online registration portal.

Dinner Reception

The opening dinner reception is scheduled to take place on 11 May 2016 at 7:00 p.m., at the Kunstmuseum Bonn. Shuttle buses will be provided from the Conference venue to the Kunstmuseum and back to the Hilton Bonn hotel.

Kunstmuseum Bonn | Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2 | 53113 | Bonn

Accommodation in Bonn

You can reserve a hotel room for your stay in Bonn on this page.

Participants booking via this page will automatically also receive a free ticket for local public transport. This ticket is valid for the full duration of your stay (day of arrival up to and including day of departure) and is valid on the entire VRS network. Please be informed that the city of Bonn will be charging an accommodation tax on overnight stays. For more information on tax exemption, please visit:

For any questions, regarding hotel reservations made via Bonn Region please contact:
Ms. Nicole Warnecke | | +49 (0)2 28/ 910 41 78

Visa Arrangements

All participants are responsible for organizing their visa arrangements.

  • You will find an overview of visa requirements here.
  • “Videx” is an online application system enables applicants to complete their application form for a Schengen visa online. The application cannot, however, be submitted online. It has to be printed out and submitted in person to the responsible Embassy, Consulate or external service provider, where the data will be scanned. This eases the process and ensures the application is complete. Videx can be accessed at
  • For more information on matters concerning entry to Germany, please visit this page here.
Travel to Bonn

Bonn can easily be reached via bus, train or car from the Airports Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt. Trains coming from many German or European cities make a stop in Bonn.

Directions to Beethovenhalle

Please see the map below for further information.

Via Local Public Transport

From Bonn Central Station to Beethovenhalle take the following buses (approx. 10 minutes):

  • Line 601 towards Kranenweg / Graurheindorf
  • Line 600 towards Agnetendorfer Str. / Tannenbusch

About Bonn

  • Tourism:
  • Currency: 1 euro = approximately USD 1.13 (indicative rate on 21 March 2016).
  • Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz European plugs with two circular metal pins are used.
  • Local time: GMT + 1 hour


The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.  IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.

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