Local and Practical Information

as at 16-June-2010

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.

See this Overview 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.

Instructions for travelling to the conference venue

We advise all participants to travel to the conference 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.

Workshop venue

The conference will be held in the ESO Auditorium, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, Garching b. München.

Workshop bus

Please see the Schedule for details.

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 Tuesday, 22 June 2010, between 12:00 and 14:00 in front of the ESO Auditorium.

Registration Fee

There will be a registration fee of 120 Euro payable at the registration desk in cash or via credit card. For payment by credit card, please fill in the form and either fax it to the organisers ahead of time at the secure fax number (+49) 89 320 06 480 (note that this is different from the number given above) or bring it to the registration desk. The welcome reception and the catered lunches (see below) are included in the registration fee.


We will have available in the meeting room a Windows laptop and a Mac laptop with standard presentation software. Please bring your presentation on a memory stick (pdf preferred) and give it to one of the ESO persons wearing a yellow badge well before the session 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. In addition, 3 PCs will be set up in room 114 (Council Room).

Welcome Reception

The welcome reception will be held in the Council Room (114) on the Tuesday evening, 22 June, after the last session. All registered participants and accompanying persons are invited.


There will be catered buffet lunches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for all registered participants.

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 June can be warm and sunny or cool and rainy. So you better come prepared for either. Average maximum temperatures are 20 C and average minimum temperatures are 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