The workshop will take place in the Auditorium of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Technical University Munich on the Garching research campus ("Garching Forschungszentrum"), situated close to the small town of Garching north of Munich.
Institute for Advanced Study
General directions and maps can be found here.
Munich Airport (MUC) is the second busiest airport in Germany and offers direct connections to many national and international destinations.
From the airport to Munich
To go from the airport to Munich take the suburban train ("S-Bahn") lines S1 or S8 into Munich. Both lines pass Munich main station ("Hauptbahnhof") and the actual city center ("Marienplatz"). Tickets can be bought at the vending machines at the train stations. The single trip ("Einzelfahrkarte Zone M-5") costs 12.30 EUR. If you plan to make more than one trip on that day, it is preferable to buy a day ticket called "Single-Tageskarte Zone M-5" for 13.70 EUR, that is valid for a whole day for a theoretically infinite amount of trips.
Travel time: approx. 45 min.
From the airport to Garching or the research campus
At Munich Airport, take the suburban train ("S-Bahn") line S1 (city bound toward "Ostbahnhof"). Exit in "Neufahrn" and change to Bus 690 toward "Garching Forschungszentrum." The single trip ("Einzelfahrkarte Zone 2-5") costs 7.00 EUR. (Note: Bus 690 does not run on sundays).
Alternatively, you can take the suburban train line S8. Exit in "Ismaning" and change to Bus 230 toward "Garching Forschungszentrum." The single trip ("Einzelfahrkarte Zone 1-5") costs 8.80 EUR. (This bus runs all weekdays.)
Travel time: approx. 40 min.
By taxi, the travel time is approx. 20 to 30 min and the fare is 40 to 60 EUR.
Munich Central Station ("Hauptbahnhof") is very well connected with German and European cities. Connections can be found at the webpage of German Railways ("Deutsche Bahn").
From Munich to Garching or the research campus
From Munich Central Station ("Hauptbahnhof") take the underground line U4 or U5 (eastbound toward "Arabellapark" or "Neuperlach Süd", respectively). Exit at "Odeonsplatz" and change to the underground line U6 (northbound toward "Garching Forschungszentrum").
From the city center, take the underground line U6 from "Marienplatz" (northbound toward "Garching Forschungszentrum").
In both cases go to the final stop "Garching Forschungszentrum." Note that not all U6 trains go all the way out to the final stop. In the station, use the exit "Lichtenbergstrasse." You can see the IAS building right in front of you. (Walking distance about 200 m)
Travel time: approx. 30 min.
By taxi, the travel time is approx. 20 to 30 min and the fare is 45 to 55 EUR.
From Munich city center to Garching Forschungzentrum, you need a ticket valid for the Zone M-2. The zones have to be selected individually on a ticket vendor machine with touch display; by correct selection, zones M, 1, and 2 are colored orange on the display. You can select different languages on the vendor machines. You have four options to buy a ticket:
- "Einzelfahrkarte", Single Ticket. This ticket is valid for a single direction and costs 7.00€.
- "Streifenkarte", Stripe Ticket. For this ticket, you do not have to decide in advance for which zones you are going to use it. There are 10 stripes on the ticket by a total price of 15.20€. You need to stamp the correct number of stripes for your trip; zone M takes 2 stripes, for every additional zone you need 1 strip which gives 4 strips in total for M-2. This results into a total price of 6.08€ for M-2 (slightly cheaper than the single ticket). You start counting the stripes from the bottom of the ticket, for n stripes you only stamp the n-th stripe, all stripes under this strip stay blank and belong to the n-th stripe. You can combine two stripe tickets by stamping the remaining stripes on ticket 1 and the further needed stripes on ticket 2. You see, the stripe ticket is the most complicated ticket for visitors in Munich, therefore, we do not recommend it.
- "Tageskarte", Single Day Ticket or Group Day Ticket. For zones M-2 it costs 10.10€ for a single person and 17.90€ for a group. Therefore, if you are more than one person, you can take the group ticket, which is valid up to 5 persons. The persons have not to be indicated on the ticket, so you can change your co-travelers. The ticket is valid for the whole day and the next day until 6am for as many trips you want within the valid zones for all buses, U-Bahn (subway), trams and S-Bahn (suburban train).
- "IsarCard Woche", IsarCard weekly. Actually, this is an offer to frequent travelers, but it can be bought at the vendor machines without any problems. It is valid for a whole week from the day of purchase and works like a daily ticket for the whole week. It costs 37.10€ for zones M-2 which is the cheapest of all options.
- You can use an app, e.g. DB Navigator, but for visitors from abroad, this might be a too large additional effort to install the app and register an account.
NOTE: Sometimes the tickets have to be stamped and sometimes not; a ticket bought at the MVG vendor machines has to be stamped before you enter the train. The daily and weekly ticket is valid from the date of stamp; a ticket bought at the DB vendor machine is already valid, and any additional stamping has no effect. If you are not sure, have a look on your ticket: If you see two large arrows with the text "Hier ENTWERTEN" between the errors, you have to stamp this ticket at blue stamping machines at the entry of the platform (or after you entered a bus or tram). You must stamp a stripe ticket always before you enter the train (or in the bus/tram).
If you stay in a Hotel at Garching Hochbrück or in Garching city, you need a ticket for zones 1-2 to get to the campus and M-1 for Munich city center.
The research campus lies close to the autobahn A9. Take exit 70 "Garching-Nord." Follow the signs "Forschungszentrum/TUM" (turn right if coming from the south, left if coming from the north/airport). Go straight at the traffic lights to cross the B11, and follow the Ludwig-Prandl Straße. Pass the TUM weather tower and follow the left turn of the street until you reach a t-junction which is directly in front of the IAS building.