Science from the Next Generation Imaging and Spectroscopic Surveys, ESO Garching, 15-18 October 2012

Local and Practical Information

as at 28-Sep-2012

Travelling to Garching

Garching lies about 13 km north-east of Munich and 17 km south-west of Munich international airport  (Franz Josef Strauss). Please follow these instructions to travel to Garching.

See this Overview for an indicative summary, with some caveats, of public transport possibilities between the airport, Garching, ESO, Ismaning and Munich city centre. We recommend to consult the electronic time tables of the Munich transportation network MVV, and of the German Railways.

Instructions for travelling to the workshop venue

We advise all participants to travel to the workshop venue with the underground train (U-Bahn), line U6. The U-Bahn station in Garching is centrally located and within close reach of all hotels and is indicated with a large blue "U"-sign. Take the underground train (U-Bahn) line U6, with destination "Garching Forschungszentrum" (Garching Research Campus) - this is the last stop on the line. Exit the station at the rear end of the train and follow the sign for ESO (see map). Here is some more information on the use of public transport. Timetables can be found here.

Workshop venue

The workshop will be held in the ESO Auditorium, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, Garching b. München.

Contact phone and fax number

Contact phone number: +49 89 320 060 (ESO Reception Desk)
Contact fax numbers: +49 89 320 23 62

Workshop bus

Please see the Schedule for details.



Registration will take place on Monday, 15 October from 12:30 to 13:50 in front of the ESO Auditorium. The registration desk will remain open for the duration of the workshop.

Registration Fee

The registration fee of 150 Euro (EUR 50 for PhD students) is payable by credit card using our secure on-line facility. The registration fee covers the welcome reception on Monday, the workshop dinner on Wednesday, and the beer & "brez'n" on Thursday at the end of the workshop. It also includes all the coffee breaks and the workshop bus.



We shall have available in the meeting room a Windows laptop and a Mac laptop with standard presentation software. Please bring your presentation on a memory stick (pdf preferred) and give it to one of the ESO persons wearing a yellow badge well before the session in which you talk. The presentation will then be loaded on the ESO computer and tested in time. Using your own laptop is strongly discouraged.

Poster Papers

The poster papers will be on display in the Council Room (114) at the ESO Headquarters until the end of the lunch break on Thursday*). The poster panels are 120cm high and 100cm wide, allowing posters up to A0 portrait size. The numbers assigned in the list of poster papers correspond to the respective display area. Pins, etc. will be available in the poster room.
*)N.B.: Poster presenters are kindly asked to take down their poster by 14:00 on Thursday, 18 October.

There will be two poster presentation sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. These poster presentation sessions are an opportunity to advertise your poster in 2 minutes with one slide. Please send your slide (pdf or ppt) to by October 10.


Internet and email

Open wireless internet is available in most parts of the ESO building. In addition, 3 PCs are set up in the Council Room.



We suggest that you have lunch at the canteen of the Max-Planck Institute, located about 5 minutes walk from ESO. Tables will be reserved in the dining hall. (See map of the campus. The canteen is marked C2.) The opening hours are: Dining hall: Mo.-Th. 11:15 - 13:45; Fr. 11:15 - 13:30. Cafeteria: Mo.-Th. 8:30 - 11:00 and 11:30 - 16:30; Fr. 8:30 - 11:00 and 11:30 -14:00. Only cash is accepted. Prices for a main course range from about 4 to 6 EUR. Tables will be reserved in the dining hall.

Social Events

WELCOME RECEPTION - Monday:  In the Council Room at ESO on Monday evening, 15 October, after the last session.

WORKSHOP DINNER - Wednesday:  At the "Rondell" (Bürgerhaus), Bürgerplatz 9, in the centre of Garching on Wednesday evening, 17 October. All workshop participants are invited to join, without additional charge. The cost for accompanying persons is EUR 40 which may be paid IN CASH at the time of registration.

"BIER & BREZ'N" - Thursday:  "Beer and brez'n" will be served in front of the Auditorium after the last session.


Bank service

There are banks and cash-points in Garching. All main credit and debit cards are accepted (with PIN code). Please note that the banks may close during lunch time and have otherwise opening hours grossly different from shops. There is also a cash-point (Kreissparkasse) on the Campus, at the bus stop Lichtenbergstrasse 4 (TUM Chemie).

Useful links

Weather Online
Deutsche Bahn (German Railways)
Munich public transport (MVV)
Munich Airport
Munich Tourist Office
Bayerische Staatsoper (The Munich Opera House)
Cinemas in Munich
Restaurants in Garching

Quick links