Local and Practical
Local and Practical Information
The workshop will be held in the auditorium of the
Contact Phone Number
(+49) 89 3200 60 (ESO Reception Desk)
Contact Fax Number
(+49) 89 3200 6480
All participants who arrive in Garching on Monday, November 17
(or earlier) are cordially invited to join us on that evening
from 18h00 on for a Stammtisch at the "Bürgerstuben"
restaurant in the
Garching for an informal meeting
(see the map for the location).
On this occasion the registration will also be possible.
Registration will take place from 8:30 onwards on Tuesday,
November 18th, in front of the ESO auditorium. The registration fee of
130 € is payable either at the registration desk
in € (cash) or travellers cheques, or by credit card.
For payment by credit card, please fill in the
form and fax it to the organisers
at the secure fax number (+49) 89 320 23 62 (note that this is
different from the number given above) or bring it to the
The registration fee includes a copy of the
workshop proceedings, the
welcome reception, bus transfers between the hotels and ESO,
and coffee and tea breaks. It does not include the cost of meals and the conference dinner.
A welcome reception will be held at ESO on Tuesday evening, November 18,
after the last session.
A workshop dinner will be organized on Wednesday evening, November 19, in a typical
Bavarian Restaurant in downtown München (Schwabing). There will be a bus transfer, but
courageous participants can explore the night life after the Dinner and return to Garching by
There will be a set menu Bavarian Style with a vegetarian option. Details and price
will be announced in due time.
The poster papers will be on display in the
poster room (room 114) at ESO Headquarters for the entire
duration of the workshop. The display area available per poster is
around 100 x 100 cm.
|Internet and e-mail||
Internet and email connection (only via a WEBMAIL service at
the home institution) will be available in the poster room.
The username and password to be used
will be indicated in the "Note to Participants" document
in the folder which the participants will receive at
The Workshop Proceedings will be edited by Hans Ulrich Käufl and Alan Moorwood.
They will be published in the
"ESO Astrophysics Symposia". The
deadline for submission of manuscripts is February 29, 2004.
Here are the Instructions for Authors. There will be some editorial overview
exercised. The editor is committed to produce a concise subject index.
Munich is located in southern Germany.
The ESO Headquarters are situated on the institute campus just north of
the town of Garching,
which is itself about 20 km north of Munich
map; map of Garching).
Munich offers excellent public transport. Garching can
be reached by bus in combination with U-Bahn (underground) or
S-Bahn (commuter train).
|How to get to ESO||The international
airport of Munich
is located some 20 km north of Garching.
From the airport, you can choose between the
S-Bahn+Bus or taxi to go to your hotel. A taxi (recommended) to a hotel in Garching will cost you
If you arrive by train at the Munich Central
Station (Hauptbahnhof), you can reach Garching by taking the S-Bahn
to Marienplatz, then U-Bahn U6
to Garching-Hochbrück (see map below for connections),
then bus 291 to Garching.
Ismaning has a direct S-Bahn connection (S 8) from the airport
and the Hauptbahnhof.
|Bus Transfer to the Workshop||
In the mornings and in the evenings of the workshop,
there will be a bus transfer service between the hotels and ESO.
See the bus schedule here.
Participants who do not want to use the workshop transfer bus
can still use public transportation and the timetables will be
available at the workshop secretariat.
Warning: Due to two major construction efforts in the area, the
connection of Garching to the
subway network of Munich and the erection of a new
stadium for the 2006 Football World Cup,
the subway traffic is severely disrupted and also the bus connections
are affected. Schedules are changing on short notice.
See the Overview Table for an indicative summary, with some caveats,
of public transport possibilities between the airport, Garching,
ESO, Ismaning and Munich city centre.
Please note that it is not advisable to bring a car to the workshop venue because of limited parking space. In fact, because of the above mentioned ongoing construction work parking space in the Garching campus is now really scarce!
More travel instructions can be found on the
ESO Travel and Local
Information pages. Moreover we recommend to consult the electronic time tables of the Munich
tranportation network, MVV,
and of the
The closest canteen (5 minutes walk from ESO) is the
canteen of the Max-Planck Institute
Number 28 shows the canteen, and 37 the ESO Headquarters).
The opening hours are: Dining hall: Mo. - Thu. 11:15 - 13:45; Fr. 11:15 -
13:30. Cafeteria: Mo. - Thu. 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 Euros.
In order to reach the Max-Planck-Institute Canteen it is
necessary to pass a security check at the gate on entering the
The Workshop name badge together with an identity card / passport
has to be shown to allow access.
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.
The ESO travel agent Carlson Wagonlit,
located at ESO Headquarters in room 203, can help you, if needed, to
make arrangements for your travel after the workshop. The opening
hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00-16:30 and Friday 9:00-16:00.
Munich daytime temperatures in November are somewhat unpredictable.
It can be foggy, wet, cold and even slushy, in other words real ugly. Frost is not
uncommon. But there may
be also "Föhn"
and things look very different: excellent sunny and warm autumn weather, typically
in the range 15-20 C.
For more information, see the Yahoo Munich
weather forecast or
Live weather data for Munich as well as
Garching are also available online.
Munich and Surroundings:
Munich is a fantastic town with a rich cultural life and remarkable collections in various galleries and museums.
You should consider staying over the weekend, especially if this brings down the cost for your airline ticket.
If you intend to stay longer then
it is advisable to plan not to arrive before Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003 and similarly to depart latest on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003
(see also the Accommodation Form).
You can consult e.g. with the Lonely Planet Travel Guide, as a starting point.
Deutsche Bahn (German Railways)
Munich public transport (MVV)
Munich Tourist Office
Bayerische Staatsoper (The Munich Opera House)
Restaurants in Garching
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