Local and Practical Information
ESO Headquarters, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, Garching near Munich, Germany.
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.
There are public transport possibilities between the airport, Garching, ESO, Ismaning and Munich city centre. We recommend to consult the electronic time tables of the Munich tranportation network MVV, and of the German Railways.
Instructions for travelling to ESO HQ from Garching (ESO flats)
We advise all students to travel to the 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).
There are banks and cash-points in Garching. All main credit and debit cards are accepted (with PIN code), but sometimes cash is needed in some shops or restaurants. Please note that the banks may close during lunch time and have otherwise opening hours grossly different from shops.