Local and Practical Information

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.

To consult the time tables of the Munich public tranportation network please have a lot at MVV and consult the next link for some more information on the available tickets and use of public transport.

Travelling to the workshop venue

We advise all participants to travel to the workshop venue with the subway (U-Bahn), line U6. The subway (U-Bahn) station in Garching is indicated with a large blue "U"-sign, centrally located and within close reach of the Garching hotels. Take the subway (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 also this map). Here is some more information on the use of public transportation.

Useful links

Some helpful information about the ESO facilities, Garching hotels and restaurants, the Max Planck Canteen as well as the possibility to experience the ESO Headquarters via a virtual tour can be found here.

Workshop venue

The workshop will be held in the ESO Auditorium, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, Garching near Munich. 


Registration will take place on Monday in front of the new auditorium (Eridanus) from 13:00.

ESO reception desk

Contact phone number: +49 89 32006 0


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

Social events

  • Welcome reception

    At the ESO Supernova on Monday, September 9th after the last session at 18:00. 

  • Social dinner

    All workshop participants will be invited to join, without additional charge. There will likely be a fee for accompanying persons, which the LOC will inform you of closer to the time. The venue will be communicated soon.


Lunches will be provided in the Foyer of the workshop venue.

Bank service

There are banks and cash-points in Garching. All main credit and debit cards are accepted (with PIN code), but sometimes cash is needed in some shops or restaurants. Please note that the banks may close during lunch time and have otherwise opening hours grossly different from shops.

Useful links


ESO facilities in Garching.
ESO facilities in Garching - Map of ESO and of the workshop rooms (click to enlarge)