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16-18 October 2003 Bonn, Germany
Hotel Reservation
Conference Information
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International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Federal Foreign Office


General Information

The official language in Germany is German. However, English is widely spoken in hotels and restaurants.

The currency of Germany is the EURO ().The approximate exchange rate (as at July 2003) is US $1 = 0,875 .

Currency exchange facilities are available at all airports. The closest currency exchange to the conference is Sparda-Bank, Heussallee 14. You can only change US$, , CHF and Can$ (identification card or passport is required). Its opening hours are 09:00 - 18:00 Monday to Thursday, 09:00 - 14:00 Friday, Saturday/Sunday closed.

Time zone
Bonn is UTC (GMT) + 2 hours.

October is generally quite mild in Bonn, enjoying the warmth of the late European summer cooled down by the early autumn breeze. Temperatures range between 7C and 14C (45-57F) during the day. An umbrella is recommended.

230 volts, 50 Hertz (round, two-pin plugs)

Phone numbers in cases of emergency:
Police: 110 Fireworkers, Ambulance: 112

Shops in Bonn are usually open between 08:00-10:00 and close around 19:00. In the city centre they often close later, at around 20:00.

It is recommended that participants carry small amount of cash as not all shops offer electronic payment facilities.

Tourist Information
Bonn City Map:

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