ExoELT2014: Local and Practical Information

Travelling to Garching

Please see the travel information.

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.

Workshop venue

The workshop will be held at ESO in the Auditorium of the new Headquarters Extension Building, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, Garching b. München.

Contact phone number

In case of problems you can contact the organisers on +49 89 3200 6582 (J. Liske).


Registration will take place on Monday, 3 February 2014, between 11:00 and 13:00 in front of the ESO Auditorium in the new Headquarters Extension Building.

Registration fee

There is no 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 and give it to one of the ESO persons wearing a yellow badge well before the session in which you talk.


The posters will be on display outside of the Auditorium in the new Headquarters Extension Building for the duration of the workshop. The display area available per poster is limited to 60 cm (w) x 100 cm (h). Hence the best poster size is A1 (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm).

Welcome reception

The welcome reception will be held at ESO on Monday evening, 3 February 2014 from 17:30 to 19:00. All registered participants and accompanying persons are invited.

Internet connection

A wireless internet connection will be available.


We suggest that you have lunch at the canteen of the Max-Planck Institute, located about 5 minutes walk from the conference venue. Only cash is accepted. Prices for a main course range from about 4 to 6 Euro.

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.

Useful links

Deutsche Bahn (German Railways)
Munich public transport (MVV)
Munich Airport
Restaurants in Garching

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