Local and Practical Information

Local and Practical Information

Workshop Venue

The workshop will be held in the auditorium of the ESO Headquarters building.

Contact Phone Number

(+49) 89 3200 60 (ESO Reception Desk)

Contact Fax Number

(+49) 89 3200 6480

Registration Registration will take place from 11:00 onwards on Monday October 10th, in front of the ESO auditorium. The registration fee of 120 € is payable at the registration desk in cash (€) 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 registration desk.

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 costs of meals.

Welcome Reception

A welcome reception will be held at ESO on Monday evening, October 10th (to be confirmed), after the last session.

A visit to the Aying Brewery has been organised on Wednesday afternoon (12 October). The guided tour of the brewery will be followed by a Bavarian meal. Buses will leave from ESO after the last session on Wednesday and return to the hotels in Garching after the dinner (around 10 p.m.). There will be a charge of Euro 30 for this event (payable together with the registration fee). Those wishing to attend this social event should email the organisers (3Dspec05@eso.org) at the latest by 29th September (same as abstract deadline).

Posters 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 120 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 registration.

Geographical Location 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 . 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 (München) 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 approx 30 €.

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, then bus 291 to Garching. Ismaning has a direct S-Bahn connection (S8) from the airport and the Hauptbahnhof.

Travel instructions can be found on the ESO Travel and Local Information pages. See the section "Public Transport" below for more information.

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 workshop 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.

Public Transport 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. We recommend to consult the electronic time tables of the Munich tranportation network MVV, and of the German Railways.

Lunch We suggest that you have lunch at the canteen of the Max-Planck Institute, located about 5 minutes walk from ESO (see map. Number 28 shows the canteen, and 37 the ESO Headquarters). 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 4 to 6 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.

Weather Munich weather in October can be warm and sunny or cool and rainy or even snowing. Daytime temperatures are anywhere between 0-15 C. For more information, see WeatherOnline.

Useful links Deutsche Bahn (German Railways)
Munich public transport (MVV)
Munich Airport
Munich Tourist Office
Bayerische Staatsoper (The Munich Opera House)
Restaurants in Garching