Minster for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia

Additional and Cultural Programme

The 3rd Bonn Conference on International Development Policy will offer a multifaceted side programme in addition to the main conference programme. On this page you will find further information on these diverse activities.

Reception at Deutsche Welle Bonn
On the evening of the first conference day, we cordially invite you to a reception at Deutsche Welle Bonn which will start at 7.00 pm.
Deutsche Welle, Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 3, Bonn

The quartet "Batida Diferente" from Essen will provide musical entertainment.
"Batida Diferente" interprets popular Brazilian music – Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB). MPB combines Brazilian rhythms such as Samba, Bossa Nova, and Aloxès with elements from pop, jazz and folk, crowned by one of the world’s most musical languages: Portuguese. The group’s repertoire includes compositions by such MPB greats as: Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Ivan Lins. Most of the numbers are classics in Brazil and many are already familiar to listeners here, too, although seldom live and in such sophisticated acoustic quartet arrangements that take nothing away from the by turns powerful and sensitive originality of the songs. What unites the members of Batida Diferente, besides their professionalism, is above all their passion for the MPB. All have international experience, not only in various styles of Brazilian music, but also in jazz and pop.

On both conference days, selected organisations active in development cooperation will present their work and several projects at the World Conference Center Bonn.
A list of organisations will be available here soon.

Guided Tours on 31st January 2012
Further information will be available here soon.

Information on Museums in Bonn

The City of Bonn offers numerous cultural activities. Both „Haus der Geschichte” and „Kunstund

Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” are in immediate vicinity of the WCCB.

Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthplace is located in the city centre.

Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Permanent exhibition on German contemporary history after 1945

The permanent exhibition at der Geschichte presents Germany’s recent past from the end of WWII until

today. More than 7.000 exhibits and 150 media stations illustrate German contemporary history in an

international context on more than 4.000 sqm. Interviews with contemporary witnesses and vivid

illustrations guide the visitor through the exhibition.

Opening hours:

Closed on Mondays

Tuesday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Entrance free


Haus der Geschichte in Friedrich-Ebert-Allee can be reached within 5mins from WCCB when following

Heussallee headed towards the subway stop.


Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Current exhibition: Art and Design for all. The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is the world’s leading museum of art and design and has been

a near-inexhaustible source of inspiration, innovation and knowledge since its foundation in the mid-

19th century. The exhibition traces the history of this fascinating and hugely influential museum.

Opening hours:

Closed on Mondays

Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission fee: 9,- Euro

The ”Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle” in Friedrich-Ebert-Allee can be reached within 5mins from WCCB

when following Heussallee headed towards the subway stop.


Ludwig van Beethoven's birthplace

Ludwig van Beethoven's birthplace is of great importance for people throughout the world and the main

attraction in the musical city of Bonn. The Museum contains the largest Beethoven collection in the

world. Its impressive authentic documents bear witness to Beethoven's life and compositions.

Opening hours

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission fee: 5,- Euro

Beethoven’s birthplace can be reached from WCCB when getting on the line 66 subway headed

towards Siegburg. Get off at Bertha-von-Suttner Platz. Beethoven’s birthplace is located within

immediate vicinity of Bonngasse.

Download information museum/bonn-co/pdf/Unterlagen_2012/Programm_2012/Infos_Museen_fin.pdf


Path of Democracy

The Path of Democracy takes you through the federal government district in Bonn. Eighteen large illustrated panels recall fifty years of democratic history whilst also higlighting the structural change of the past few years.

The stops on route provide information about important places where policy decisions were taken in the former government district. You will discover, among other things, the Museum Koenig, where the Parliamentary Council met., the former lecture hall of the Pedagogic Academy, where the Basic Law was debated and adopted, the official seats of the Federal Presidents and the Federal Chancelors and also see where the German Bundestag convened.

Download information on Path of Democracy