Practical Information

Workshop venue

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

Travelling to Garching

Garching lies about 13 km north-east of Munich and 17 km south-westof 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 transportpossibilities between the airport, Garching, ESO, Ismaning and Munichcity centre. We recommend to consult the electronic time tables of the Munich tranportation network MVV, and of the GermanRailways.

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 stationin 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.

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 Wednesday, 15 April 2015, between 12:00 and 13:00 in front of the old Auditorium.

Poster Papers

The poster papers will be on display in the area in front of the auditorium for the duration of the workshop. The display area available per poster is limited to 60 cm (w) x 100 cm (h). Hence the accepted poster size is A1 (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm).

Internet and email

Open wireless internet is available in most parts of the ESO building.

Social Events


    In front of the old Auditorium at ESO on Wednesday evening, April 15, after the last session.

  • WORKSHOP DINNER - Thursday

    At the "Rondell" (Bürgerhaus), Bürgerplatz 9, in the centre of Garching on Wednesday evening, 9 October, 19:00. All workshop participants are invited to join, without additional charge. The cost for accompanying persons is EUR 40 which may be paid IN CASH at the time of registration.

  • BIER & BREZ'N" - Friday

    Beer and brez'n" will be served in front of the old Auditorium after the last session.


Light lunch (sandwiches) will be served in the area in front of the old Auditorium every day of the workshop at 12h30.

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 March unfortunately tends to be cool to cold and wet. So you should come prepared for this. Daytime temperatures are anywhere between 0-10 C. For more information, see Weather Online.

Useful links

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