Technical information for accredited members of the media regarding the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau on 7/8 June 2015
(as at: 27 May 2015; subject to change)
Permanent accreditations issued by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government will not be valid. Separate registration was necessary to be able to attend the summit (see press release no. 107/15 of 18 March 2015). The accreditation deadline has now passed.
G7 accreditation passes will be issued in the International Media Centre at the following times:
- from Friday, 29 May 2015 to Wednesday, 3 June 2015,
between 9:00 and 12:00 and between 13:00 and 18:00,
- from Thursday, 4 June 2015 to Saturday, 6 June 2015,
between 9:00 and 20:00,
- on Sunday, 7 June 2015 between 7:00 and 20:00,
- on Monday, 8 June 2015 between 7:00 and 14:30.
Accreditation passes can only be issued to media representatives upon presentation of a valid passport or ID card together with the original copy of your assigning media company’s confirmation letter.
Should you have any questions regarding accreditation, please contact:
Tel.: +49 (0) 8821 820-3098
International Media Centre
The International Media Centre will be in the
Olympic Ice Sports Centre
Am Eisstadion 1
The International Media Centre is also the meeting place for those being transported to individual photocalls/press events at Schloss Elmau. You will not be able to make your own way to the press positions at Schloss Elmau.
The International Media Centre will be open around the clock from Saturday, 6 June 2015, 12 midday, to Monday, 8 June 2015, 12 midnight.
A preliminary press programme is available at: www.cvd.bundesregierung.de.
A detailed press programme and the programme for accompanying persons will be published ahead of the G7 Summit.
Special passes for photocalls/press events
Due to the local conditions, only a limited number of journalists will be given access to each of the events included in the press programme.
You will need the following to gain access to photocalls and press events with limited access and to pools:
- a G7 accreditation pass
- an additional, special pass.
The special passes will be issued in the International Media Centre at the following times:
- Saturday, 6 June 2015, between 12:00 and 22:00,
- Sunday, 7 June 2015, between 7:00 and 10:00,
- Monday, 8 June 2015, between 6:30 and 9:00.
Tripods, ladders and flashes
Adequate lighting for photography and filming will be provided at all the official G7 events, which is why no additional lighting or flashlights will be necessary.
Ladders are not permitted at any press positions.
Camera tripods are permitted at all outdoor positions, in the case of bad weather also during the photocalls “Welcome”, “Group photo” and “Group photo G7 and outreach” indoors, as well as at the press conferences. No tripods will be permitted at any of the other photocalls indoors.
Technical information for electronic media
Information will be published separately for electronic media.
Opening reception in the International Media Centre
The Press and Information Office of the Federal Government and the Bavarian State Government invite you to the opening reception in the International Media Centre in Garmisch-Partenkirchen at 18:30 on 6 June 2015.
The motto for the evening will be “Meet Germany – Welcome dahoam”. Guests can look forward to an entertaining programme and the opportunity to meet interesting people, to talk and relax in an informal atmosphere in various parts of the Olympic Ice Sports Centre.
Getting to and from the International Media Centre
It is expected that road traffic in and around Garmisch-Partenkirchen will be extremely heavy from 6 to 8 June 2015 due to high levels of traffic, police checkpoints and a lack of sufficient parking facilities.
We therefore recommend that you use public transport to get to the International Media Centre in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
A car park with attendants will be available on the Schwaiganger Stud Farm (Gestüt Schwaiganger) near the A95 (Murnau/Kochel exit) for media representatives arriving by car. Please refer to the map on the G7 website for how to get there: http://www.g7germany.de/Webs/G7/DE/Medien/Anreise/anreise_node.html.
A shuttle bus will be provided to take you from there to the International Media Centre in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and back again. Media representatives will need an email confirming their accreditation with the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government in order to be able to use the car park and to board the shuttle bus.
There will be no parking facilities next to the International Media Centre.
Thursday, 28 May 2015