Practical Information

Workshop venue

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

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 you to consult the electronic time tables of the Munich transportation network MVV, and of the German Railways.

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 (see map). Here is some more information on the use of public transport.

Contact phone and Email address:

Contact phone number: +49 89 320 060 (ESO Reception Desk)
Contact Email address:


Registration will take place on Tuesday, 24 November 2015, between 13:00 and 14:00 in front of the ESO Auditorium in building ABC (Eridanus). Signs will be available to guide participants from the ESO main entrance to the conference room.

Registration Fee

There is no registration fee.


In the auditorium we will have available laptops 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 of you talk. Using your own laptop is strongly discouraged.

Poster Papers

Posters can be displayed in the foyer outside of the meeting venue (Eridanus Auditorium, building ABC). The display area available per poster is limited to 90 cm (w) x 120 cm (h). Hence the accepted poster size is A0 (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)

Internet and email

Wireless internet access (including eduroam) is available in most parts of the ESO buildings.



We suggest that you have lunch at the canteen of the Max-Planck Institute, located about 5 minutes walk from the workshop room. (See map of the campus. The canteen is marked C2.) 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 8 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.


Munich weather in November 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
Bayerische Staatsoper (The Munich Opera House)
Cinemas in Munich
Restaurants in Garching