RTRS Meeting Point 2022 - Social program

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RTRS Meeting Point 2022 "Seeding Common Ground" Location and venue


VENUE Bayer CropScience Campus, Alfred-Nobel-Straße 50, 40789 Monheim am Rhein, Germany. Bayer Crop Science Campus is located in at about 24 km ride from the city of Düsseldorf, 14 km from Leverkusen and 25 km from Cologne.

PARKING

REGISTRATION

For logistical reasons, RTRS recommends Meeting Point 2022 participants to stay in the city of Cologne given its extensive hotel facilities and its easy access to the Bayer Crop Science Campus in Monheim am Rhein. Bayer Crop Science Campus


Transportation


FROM COLOGNE AIRPORT TO COLOGNE CENTRAL STATION The Cologne Airport has a underground train station, that can be reached by escalators. The railway company, Deutsche Bahn (DB), sells tickets online (https://www.bahn.com/en) or at vending machines in stations. Take the S19 to Cologne Hbf, which takes 15 minutes and departs every 20 minutes. A one way 2nd class ticket is around €3,00.

Uber A ride from Cologne Airport to Cologne central station costs around 35-40 €. A trip from Cologne Airport to Bayer Crop Science Campus costs around 70-80 €. Taxi Cologne A ride from the Airport to Cologne central station costs around 40-50 €. A trip from Cologne Airport to Bayer Crop Science Campus costs around 80-100 €. There is always a queue of taxis available in front of the airport building and the central station.


FROM FRANKFURT AIRPORT TO COLOGNE CENTRAL STATION The train station is located opposite Terminal 1. Simply follow the signs through the connecting corridor in the direction of long-distance train station (about 10-minute walk). From Terminal 2 you can take the shuttle bus (bus stop at the bus station in front of Terminal 1) or by SkyLine (bus stop in Terminal 1). The ICE Sprinter, which runs up to 10 times a day, takes less than an hour to arrive at Cologne central station. DB sells tickets online (https://www.bahn.com/en) or at vending machines in stations. A one way 2nd class ticket is around €30,00.

Uber / Taxi Airport Frankfurt am Main - Cologne central station or Monheim am Rhein 300-340 €


FROM DÜSSELDORF AIRPORT TO COLOGNE CENTRAL STATION You can take the Skytrain from terminal A/B and terminal C to Düsseldorf Airport station. The SkyTrain takes you from terminal A/B/C to the long-distance train station in seven minutes for free. With the RE1, RE5 and RE6 you arrive at Cologne central station in approx. 40 minutes. The train leaves every 20 minutes. DB sells tickets online (https://www.bahn.com/en) or at vending machines in stations. A one way 2nd class ticket is around €15,00. Uber / Taxi Airport Düsseldorf - Cologne central station or Monheim am Rhein 70-80 €.


FROM COLOGNE CENTRAL STATION TO BAYER CROP SCIENCE CAMPUS The bus and train connections from Cologne to Monheim am Rhein are not easy to follow and require several transfers to reach the destination. For this reason, our advise for those who do not wish to take shuttes offered by RTRS is to arrive by taxi or uber. Uber: A ride from Cologne central station to Monheim am Rhein costs around 50 - 60 €. Taxi Cologne: A ride from Cologne central station to Monheim am Rhein costs around 70 - 80 €.


SHUTTLE-POINTS NEAR COLOGNE CENTRAL STATION Participants may wish to take the shuttle service provided by RTRS to/from Cologne – Bayer Crop Science Campus in Monheim am Rhein from meeting points in Cologne to transfer all those participants who require it. The pick-up points of the shuttle service are at the following hotels: Hilton Hotel Marzellenstraße 13-17, 50668 Cologne Maritim Hotel Heumarkt 20, 50667 Cologne The buses will have an RTRS sign to identify them and the pickup time at both hotels will be at 6:45am and return at 6.30pm (CET).


ARRIVAL BY CAR TO BAYER CROP SCIENCE CAMPUS FROM FRANKFURT AM MAIN OR DÜSSELDORF From Frankfurt Am Main Take the highway A3 to the "Leverkusen" motorway intersection. Change to the A1 in the direction of "Düsseldorf-Süd" until the motorway interchange "Leverkusen-West". Continue on the A59 in the direction of "Düsseldorf-Süd" until you reach the "Monheim-Süd" interchange and drive in the direction of "Leverkusen-Hitdorf". At the motorway exit, the way to Bayer is signposted.

Parking is available on the premises, but prior notification is required.

From Düsseldorf Option 1 Take the A 46 to the "Düsseldorf-Süd" motorway intersection. Change to the A 59 in the direction of "Leverkusen / Köln" until the motorway interchange "Monheim-Süd" and drive in the direction of "Leverkusen-Hitdorf". At the motorway exit, the way to Bayer is signposted. Option 2 Take the A1 in the direction of "Dortmund/Oberhausen/Düsseldorf", from there take exit 99 in the direction of "Düsseldorf" and join the A59. Take exit 26 in the direction of "Lev. Hitdorf'' and take the A542. At the motorway exit, the way to Bayer is signposted.


About Cologne


WELCOME TO COLOGNE


Cologne is one of Germany's largest and most diverse cities to explore.


HISTORIC OLD TOWN Visit the historic old town where you can find colourful houses, quaint shops and cobbled streets.

Location: An Groß St. Martin, 50667 Cologne.


BELGIAN DISTRICT This is one of Cologne fun places filled with bars and lots of restaurants.

Location: Rudolfsplatz, 50674 Cologne.


DOM COLOGNE CATHEDRAL Visit the Dom one of Cologne´s most iconic Unesco World Heritages sights. You can climb 500 steps to the top of the south tower, or visit the treasure chamber.

Location: Domkloster 4, 50667 Cologne. Price: each 6,00€ (South Tower, or Treasure Chamber) Combiticket: 9,00€ Opening hours: South Tower: 10:00 - 16:00 Treasure Chamber: 10:00 - 18:00 (Buy your ticket in front of the entrance).


CHOCOLATE MUSEUM Visit the Chocolate Museum to take a look into the processing area, enjoy a little chocolate and learn more about the craft of chocolate making.

Location: Am Schokoladenmuseum 1A, 50678 Cologne. Price: 13,50€. You can also combine the visit to the museum with a ride on the Ferris wheel. Combiticket: 18,50€.


LUDWIG MUSEUM The Ludwig Museum hosts works by Picasso and other world-class artists.

Location: Domkloster 4, 50667 Köln. Price ticket: 11,00€.


HOHENZOLLERN BRIDGE Get a beautiful view of the city, walk across the Rhine River via Hohenzollern Bridge, which hangs full of locks as a sign of love. On the other side called "Rheinboulevard" you can sit back, relax and enjoy the glorious sunset that Cologne has to offer.

Location: Kennedy-Ufer 2a, 50679 Cologne.


Some accommodation options


HYATT REGENCY COLOGNE

Location: Kennedy-Ufer 2A, 50679, Cologne. Click here to visit the website.


HILTON HOTEL COLOGNE

Location: Marzellenstrasse 13-17, 50668 Cologne. Click here to visit the website.

Pick-up point of the shuttle service.


MARITIM HOTEL COLOGNE

Location: Heumarkt 20. 50667 Cologne. Click here to visit the website.

Pick-up point of the shuttle service.


MARRIOTT HOTEL COLOGNE

Location: Johannisstrasse 76-80, 50668, Cologne. Click here to visit the website.


HOTEL MONDIAL AM DOM

Location: Kurt-Hackenberg-Platz 1. 50667 Cologne. Click here to visit the website.


STEIGENBERGER HOTEL COLOGNE

Location: Habsburgerring 9-13 (GPS Input: Richard-Wagner-Str. 9) 50674 Cologne. Click here to visit the website.


HOTEL SUMMARY

CATEGORY

PRICE

DISTANCE CENTRAL STATION

HYATT

240€

2,8 km, 7 min. by car

HILTON

159€

0,35 km, 4 min. walk

MARITIM

149€

0,85 km, 12 min. walk

MARRIOTT

175€

0,55 km, 7 min. walk

MONDIAL

212€

0,3 km, 4 min. walk

STEIGENBERGER

146€

2,3 km, 7 min. by car

Hotel rates are per night and include breakfast


Restaurant recommendations


ACHT Restaurant Acht is a stylish restaurant with a chic, industrial-inspired design located in the middle of the Belgian Quarter. It offers creative, European dishes and has a large selection of fine wines.

Location: Speichern Straße 10, 50672 Cologne. www.restaurant-acht.de


OSMAN30 Centrally located in the “Mediapark Cologne”, the Osman30 is situated on the 30th floor of the “Kölnturm”. The panoramic restaurant offers its guests a spectacular view of the cathedral, television tower, crane houses and the entire city.

Location: Im Medipark 8, 50670 Cologne. www.osman30.de


XII APOSTEL XII Apostel is located in the middle of the old town of Cologne, within walking distance of lots of sights, with a relaxed atmosphere.

Location: Heumarkt 68-72, 50667 Cologne. www.xii-apostel-koeln.de


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