Local and Practical Information

Workshop venue & Contact

The workshop will be held at ESO Headquarters, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, Garching b. München. The presentations will be held in the Telescopium Auditorium, and tutorials on Wednesday will be run in parallel in Auditorium and two other rooms.

Contact e-mail: lpousers AT eso.org

Contact phone number: +49 89 320 060 (ESO Reception Desk)


Registration will take place on Monday, 12 March, 2018 between 12:30-13:30 in front of the ESO Auditorium.

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.

We recommend to consult the electronic time tables of the Munich tranportation 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.


Internet and email

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

Social Events

  • Bier & Brez'n - 12 March 2018

    In front of the Auditorium at ESO on Day 1, 12 March, after the last session.


We suggest that you have lunch at the canteen of the Max-Planck Institute, located about 5 minutes walk from the workshop room. (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 5 to 7 Euros.

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 March 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
Bayerische Staatsoper (The Munich Opera House)
Cinemas in Munich
Restaurants in Garching