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Accommodation and arriving by bus, rail or car

More than 27,000 participants, employees and helpers have currently registered for the IYC. The information we have received shows that more than the half of the participants have chosen not to use the youth camps on the Messe premises as their sleeping accommodation. This is likely to create significant challenges to be faced.

Lengthy travel distances to and from

Those who don’t wish to stay overnight on the exhibition premises must take lengthy travel time to and from Düsseldorf into account. For some, this will mean difficulty in staying for the programme running over the evenings. The International Youth Convention can be a very impressive occasion for the youth, leaving long-lasting memories, when they remain to sleep on the premises.

It is possible for groups which are willing to change their overnight accommodation to the youth camps to do so by 21st April (even when they have already paid). This applies only to complete groups, including respective group leaders. In exceptional circumstances the team are prepared to split the registration of a group. Such requests must be made in writing, giving details, to registration@ijt2019.org.

Free travel by bus and train

The IJT 2019 Düsseldorf gGmbH has arranged with the Rheinbahn Düsseldorf company for participants of the International Youth Convention to travel free of charge by bus and rail to and from the event between 30th May and 2nd June. The combination ticket is valid for all four days on the Rhein-Ruhr regional public transport network (VRR) and is included in the 125 euros entry fee.

The city tram service (Stadtbahn) stops directly at the Northern entrance (Eingangsbereich Nord) and takes 20 minutes to reach the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof). The service will extend its operating timetable to the tram stop “Arena/Messe” especially for the IYC. Detailed running times are still to be published.

Arrive in good time

When arriving for the first time group leaders must register themselves at the Eingangsbereich Nord and then collect the armbands for his/her group members in the logistic centre. Therefore, it is recommended that those sleeping at home arrive to register on Thursday. Should groups first arrive by car on Friday morning for the opening event at 11 a.m., they should reckon with a time of at least 2.5 hours to register and then gain access to the Arena (including the way by foot from the parking area to the Messe).

Arriving by car

The car park lies outside, and to the North of the Messe premises. A shuttle bus service is planned to be in operation from there. During peak demand periods this service may become over congested. About 45 minutes must be planned if walking to the Messe from the car park, which is why very early arrival is important, especially on Friday morning, to complete the registration process and to make the way to the Arena.

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