Local & Practical Information

Workshop Venue

The workshop will be held in the New ESO Auditorium - Eridanus, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, Garching b. München. Please walk through the ESO main entrance and follow the signs.

How to reach ESO

The workshop venue can easily be reached 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.

Here are the U6 timetables to/ from the station "Garching Forschungszentrum". For different public transport travel schedules please use the public journey planner.


Registration will take place on Monday, 19 January 2015, between 12:00 and 13:00 close to the New Auditorium Eridanus. Should you arrive later, please pick up your name badge at the ESO reception at the main entrance.



A Windows laptop and a Mac laptop with standard presentation software will be available in the new Auditorium Eridanus. In order to ensure a smooth running of the workshop, we kindly ask you to 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 presentations will then be loaded on the presentation laptop before the session and can be tested in time.

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 and a printer will be set up in Meeting Room A.2.02 - Tucana for internet and email connection (only via WEBMAIL service). Signs with the respective account name and password can be found in the room.

Social Events

  • WELCOME RECEPTION - Monday, 19 January 2015

    Brez'n, fingerfood, beer (also non-alcoholic beer) and soft drinks will be served in the Foyer of the New Auditorium Eridanus (HQ-E.Foyer) at the end of the first workshop day. All workshop participants are invited to join without additional charge.

Coffee/ Tea Breaks

All coffee/ tea breaks including cold beverages will be provided in the Foyer of the New Auditorium Eridanus (HQ-E.Foyer).


The canteen of the Max-Planck Institute (5-8 minute walk from ESO) serves a wide range of meals including vegetarian options (see site map of the campus. The canteen is marked C2.). Please note that only cash is accepted. Prices for a main course range from about 4 to 6 Euros. Tables for the workshop participants have been reserved in the dining hall.


If you need a taxi to the airport at the end of the workshop, please contact the ESO reception located at the main entrance. Reservations should be requested in due time before your departure.

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. There is also a cash-point (Kreissparkasse) on the Campus at the bus stop Lichtenbergstrasse 4 (TUM Chemie).

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