HIRES 2014: "Astronomy at high angular resolution – a cross-disciplinary approach"

Leisure time proposals

BMW Welt

If you are into automobiles then the BMW Welt, Museum and Plant are worth a visit. The BMW Welt is free and open every day, the Museum is open from Tue to Sun, and you can also join to guided tours in the BMW Plant itself!

These are all at the same location, in the corner of the Olympiapark in Munich, easily accessible with the U3 subway.

More information can be found here.

Christmas Market

The Christmas Market in Munich will open on the week of the workshop, which is a quite famous month-long series of events.

More information is available here.

Deutsches Museum

The Deutsches Museum displays the world of technology and science, from their origins to the present. The museum has 50 exhibition areas covering about 50.000 square meters. The opening hours are from 9-17 every day, and you can sign up for guided tours as well.

Details can be found here.

Elton John concert

There is going to be an Elton John concert on Nov 27 in Munich - if you like his music, you should not miss this opportunity!

More information can be found here.

Food & Life fair

At FOOD & LIFE you will find: high-quality, exceptional and traditionally hand-crafted specialities from all over Europe. The diverse range offers an attractive cross-section of selected foods, beverages and related goods.
From 26.11 to 30.11.2014 (daily 9.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.) in hall C3 of the fairground of Messe München (U2 metro station "Messestadt West"). The trade fair can be reached through entrance west.

More information is available here.

Georg Baselitz exhibition "Back then, in between, and today"

The critical reflection of his own work against a new temporal background has always been a defining feature in the art of Georg Baselitz. In the past decade, the interpretation of programmatic works – has assumed a more dominant role. Baselitz appropriates the original versions' significant features using a very different formal approach. The previous effect of the powerful ductus of the saturated opaque paint opposes the lucid transparency of the paint drippings in the "Remix"-Series, which seem to liquefy the motifs and graphically dissolve them. The ease of this approach liberates the representation of content and meaning, which transposes the artist's thinking and work into a contemporary key. In this sense, the "Black Paintings", produced since late 2012, appear as a logical reversal of this formal approach, which invokes the remote character of Baselitz' work.
The exhibition at Haus der Kunst presents these new series of works alongside black bronze sculptures that were created during the same period. The formal and contextual renewal to which Baselitz repeatedly subjects his own work, is demonstrated retrospectively using related and complementary examples from the mid 1960s to today.

From 19.09.14 to 01.02.15 at museum Haus der Kunst.

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm , Thursday 10 am - 10 pm 

Details can be found here.

Joseph Beuys exhibition "I AM A SENDER. MULTIPLES BY JOSEPH BEUYS" at Pinakothek of Modern Art

Between the mid-1960s and his death in 1986, Joseph Beuys created over 500 multiples — inexpensive, editioned artworks, with which he sought to make his art available to a larger audience. Experimenting freely with a wide array of formats and materials, he used these small objects and works on paper to reach a broader public than was possible with unique artworks or with ephemeral artistic activities like his performances, lectures and discussions. Positioning himself as a broadcaster, Beuys imagined the multiples as ‘antennae,’ which would carry his creative concerns into the wider world: ‘I am a Sender,’ he declared, ‘I transmit!’ Gathering together ideas and energies from across the many strands of his expansive oeuvre, the multiples expressed the full range of Beuys’s artistic interests, relaying these into the homes and daily lives of their owners.
Thanks to a privately-funded purchase of over 200 works in 2008 and 2009, and to subsequent acquisitions, the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen possess a sizeable collection of the multiples. The exhibition ‘I am a Sender. Multiples by Joseph Beuys’ is the first in-depth presentation of these holdings. Presenting nearly one hundred works from the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, and supplementing these with a number of external loans, the exhibition addresses four key aspects of the multiples: their astonishing material diversity, their status as editioned objects, Beuys’s cooperation with a range of publishers in their production, and his use of the multiples to support specific projects and activities. This wide-ranging, multi-focussed presentation provides the opportunity to approach the multiples from both past and contemporary perspectives, reflecting on their status as historical objects, while considering the kinds of messages they transmit today.
This project is the product of an 18-month research collaboration between the Pinakothek der Moderne and the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, USA, which also holds one of the few extensive collections of these works. Initiated by the Pinakothek der Moderne, this project was made possible in Munich by the International Patrons of the Pinakothek and in Cambridge by Renke B. and Pamela M. Thye, and the German Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum.

Exhibition duration: 26.06.2014-11.01.2015

Opening hours: Daily except MON 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m., THU 10.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.

More info can be found here.

Michael Schulte & Band concert

Although Michael Schulte shot to YouTube fame in 2012 by covering hits by Radiohead, Lana Del Rey and Daft Punk; he was quick to put his own song-writing skills to use. He has received over 39,000,000 views on his YouTube channel, achieved a Number 1 album, and reached third place on Germany’s The Voice.

On 28.11.2014 at 20 p.m. at club "Strom", Lindwurmstreet 88, 80337 Munich (near U3/6 metro station Goetheplatz).

More info is available at the You Tube channel here.

Munich book exhibition

The 55. Munich book exhibition will be held as part of the Literary festival in Munich from November 20 to December 7, 2014, with opening hours daily from 08:00 - 23:00. The admission is free.

About 300 publishing companies will present novels, non-fiction books and audio books of all fields of knowledge and genres. About 20,000 issued books will be available, among them many new releases to be discovered. The exhibition will take place at the cultural centre Gasteig, which is in Au-Haidhausen, next to the city centre.

The program will be published in September here.

Munich Zoo

The Munich Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn) is not a classical zoo, but it is a Geo-zoo, where animals live according to their geographic distribution in complex communities. The zoo is open all year round and it's very easily accessible with the U3 subway line.

More information can be found here.

New Town Hall of Munich

The New Town Hall of Munich is a must-see place, if you plan to visit the downtown. The Town Hall presents an 85m high observation deck, from where you may see the Alps in clear weather and it also hosts a Bavarian restaurant in the cellar.

More information is available here.


The Olympiapark of Munich has numerous sights to visit. The park itself spans on 85 hectares, has a lake, lots of small hills and also features a beer garden. The most distinctive edifice in the park is the Olympia Tower of an altitude of 291m, with an observation deck at 192m and a revolving restaurant at 181m. If the weather permits, you can see all Munich with the Alps in the background from there, and you can also have a dinner while appreciating the view!

Details about the Tower can be found here.
For info on the restaurant please click here.