Local and Practical Information

Workshop venue

The workshop will be held in the ESO Auditorium Telescopium (old building), 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 transport possibilities 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 withthe 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)


Registration will take place on Monday, 01.02.2017, between 09:00 and 10:00 in front of the ESO Auditorium Telescopium (old building).


We will have available in the meeting room a Windows laptop and a Mac laptop with standard presentation software. To help smooth the switch-over from one speaker to the next please send your presentation to band5@eso.org in due time but no later than during the break before your talk. Please also bring your presentation on a memory stick (pdf preferred) and give it to one of the ESO persons wearing a yellow badge well before the session in which you talk. We ask for your understanding that using your own laptop is strongly discouraged.

Internet and email

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

Social Events

  • Reception on Wednesday, 01.02.2017 at 17:30 in the Fornax Council Room
  • In addtion, you are very welcome to attend an informal dinner at own charge on Thursday evening. We kindly ask all interested participants to contact Katharina Immer by Wednesday afternoon.

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