Local and Practical Information

as at 21-Oct-2010

Travelling to Garching

Garching lies about 13 km north-east of Munich and 17 km south-westof 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 transportpossibilities between the airport, Garching, ESO, Ismaning and Munichcity centre. We recommend to consult the electronic time tables of the Munich tranportation network MVV, and of theGermanRailways.

Instructions for travelling to the workshop venue

We advise all participants to travel to the workshop venue withthe 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


Registration will take place on December 4th 2012, between 08:30 and 09:30 in front of the ESO Auditorium.

Registration Fee

There will be a registration fee of 80.00 Euro only payable at the ESO shop


We will have available in the meeting room a Windows laptop  with standard presentation software. Please bring your presentation on a memory stick (pdf preferred) and give itto one of the ESO persons wearing a yellow badge well before thesession in which you talk. Using your own laptop is strongly discouraged.

Internet and email

Open wireless internet is available in most parts of the ESO building.


Lunch will be provided at the canteen of the Max-Planck Institute, located about 5 minutes walk from the workshop room. (Seemap 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. Vouchers will be provided.

Workshop Dinner

The workshop Dinner will take place at the Augustiner Restaurant in the centre of Munich on Thuesday evening, 4th December, from 19:00 to 22:00 hrs. All workshop participants are invited to join, without additional charge. The cost for accompanying persons is EUR 35 which can be paid at the time of registration. If you do not plan to attend the dinner, please let us know.

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.


Munich weather in December unfortunately tends to be cool to cold and wet. So you should come prepared for this. Daytime temperatures are anywhere between 0-10 C. For more information, see Weather Online.

Useful links

Deutsche Bahn (German Railways)
Munich public transport (MVV)
Munich Airport
Munich Tourist Office
BayerischeStaatsoper (The Munich Opera House)
Cinemas inMunich
Restaurantsin Garching