Information for Arriving Participants

ESO Workshop on Minor Bodies in the Outer Solar System

ESO Headquarters, D-85748 Garching near Munich, Germany

November 2 - 5, 1998

Information for Arriving Participants

(published on October 23, 1998)

The following brief information will be of use to participants upon arrival in Munich. For full details about the Munich area, please consult the ESO webpage with Travel and Local Information.

Location of Workshop

The MBOSS-98 workshop will be held at ESO Headquarters in Garching near Munich in the Auditorium. The ESO HQ are located about 2 km north of the centre of Garching.

Information on how to travel to Garching and ESO can be found at (


Participants can register at the ESO HQ on Sunday, November 1, between 12:00 and 17:00 or Monday, November 2, from 08:15 till 09:00.

Registration Fee

The registration fee of DM 150.-- (it includes welcome reception, transport and refreshments during the Workshop as well as a copy of the proceedings) is payable upon registration in German currency only (cash preferred, traveller's cheques and Eurocheques are accepted, but no credit cards). The registration fee does not include the cost for lunch which will be available at the nearby Max-Planck canteen at a price of approximately DM 10 per meal.


Registered participants who have sent in their Accommodation Form should have received from LOC a confirmation of hotel reservation. If you have not received such a confirmation, but do require a hotel room, please let us know by return e-mail to Mrs. Elisabeth Vök at


The weather in this area is difficult to predict. It can be relatively warm (15 oC) and sunny, but there has also been snow and high winds at this time of the year. You may wish to consult the 4-day CNN forecast for Munich.

Welcome Reception

On Monday, November 2, there will be a welcome reception at ESO for the conference participants from 17:30 to 19:00.

Conference Dinner

On Wednesday, November 4, at 19:30 there will be a conference dinner at Hotel Gasthof zur Mühle in Ismaning, a few kilometres from Garching. Bus transportation to the restaurant and back to the hotels will be provided. The cost for this will be DM 60.--. If you would like to participate, this is payable together with your registration fee.


Transportation will be provided in the mornings and evenings for the duration of the Workshop. The bus will leave from the bus stop

Maibaum in the centre of Garching, in front of the Hotel am Park (a 2-minute walk across the street from the Hotel Hoyacker Hof). The bus will leave from Maibaum at 08:00 on November 2, at 08:45 on November 3 to 4 and at 09:15 on November 5. Details about return in the evenings will be announced during the conference.

Bank Service

The opening hours of the banks in Garching are: Monday through Friday 08:30-15:45 (until 17:30 on Thursdays). There are several 24-hr cash-points in Garching, e.g. at the Reuschel Bank (Bürgerplatz 7). All major credit cards are accepted (with PIN Code).

Travel Agent

The Carlson-Wagonlit Travel Office at ESO (office 203) is open on weekdays between 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:30.

Information about the Workshop

Go back to the MBOSS'98 home page.