Venue and Location

Main Conference Location

The main site for the conference will be on the main campus of the TU München in the centre of Munich. The campus can be reached by public transport from either Hauptbahnhof (main railway station)(approx. 15 min. walk) or the subway (U-Bahn) stations Königsplatz and Theresienstrasse (each approx. 10 min. walk) on subway line U2. The conference will take place in the Auditorium maximum (plenary session and normal sessions) and lecture halls (normal sessions) N1179, N1189, N1190

Garching Campus Locations (Wednesday, 12. 9. 2001)

On Wednesday the conference will be held at the Garching campus, where the new Neutron Source FRM-II is located. A Bus shuttle service from the main campus will be provided, the details will be given in the conference guide.

If you wish to take the journey on your own, you reach Garching via subway line U6 to Garching-Hochbrück. From there you have to take the Bus 291 (direction Forschungsgelände) and exit at the stop Forschungsreaktor. The subway and bus normally travel every 10 min. in the main travel time, 20 min. otherwise

The Munich public transport system MVV

The Munich public transport system is probably the best way, to travel in Munich, once you get used to the ticketing system.
There are basically three types of tickets, with the choice depending on your overall travel plans. All tickets allow for arbitrary numbers of changes or breaks in your travel (within a time limit), but single- and multi-tickets allow only for one travel direction. The "short journey" allows for maximum 2 stops travel with S-Bahn or U-Bahn, or 4 stations with bus or tramway.

One- and three-day tickets are also available as partner-tickets for up to five persons.

Ticket type comments price
Einzelfahrkarte(single ticket) available for 1 or 2( or more) zones (colour coded rings on the maps)
1 zone for travel in the inner region, 2 zone for travel to Garching
Streifenkarte(multi ticket) cancel 2 stripes for each zone, or 1 stripe for a "short journey". Recommended if you plan to more than one trip. You can share this card with other, just cancel the appropriate number of stripes for each person. 17.50 DM/ 10 stripes
Tageskarte(day-ticket) allows arbitrary travels for one day, available as Innenraum(covers all of the city of Munich), MünchenXXL ( covers some suburbs ( including Garching-Hochbrück, but not campus Garching), and Gesamtraum ( all of the MVV-region). Recommended if you want to do lots of travelling.
Single Partner
Innenraum 9.00 DM 14.50 DM
MünchenXXL 11.00 DM 17.50 DM
Gesamtnetz 18.00 DM 29.00 DM

3-Tageskarte(3-day-Tickets) 3-day version of the day tickets (only available for Innenraum)
22.00 DM 35.00 DM
Isarcard week or month tickets, available for selection of rings, rings 1-4 cover the city of Munich
for detailed information see

Arriving by car

You can reach Munich by car e.g. via A9 from Nürnberg, the A8 from Stuttgart or Salzburg. Parking space in the city centre is rare and often expensive, so it is recommended to leave the car at the hotel, and travel using public transport.

Arriving by plane

The new Munich International airport is located some way outside Munich. To get into central Munich, there are some alternatives:

suburban train S8 or S1 ( every 10 min.) The fare is 4 zones from the airport to town. Some airlines include the train fair in the ticket,please check this with your travel agent. See also public transport.
Travel time ca. 40-50 min.
Munich Airport bus to Hauptbahnhof (every 20 min.) see Info
Taxi very expensive!

Arriving by train

Munich is easy to reach from all over Germany and major European cities via high speed trains (ICE). See the pages of the Die Bahn.


The central campus is with 5 min. walking distance to some of the world famous art galleries:

Other museums such as the Deutsches Museum can be easily reached by public transport within 10 minutes.(Take the S-Bahn from Hauptbahnhof or Stachus to Isartor, and follow the signs).

From Stachus you can also take a walk down Kaufinger Strasse towards Marienplatz to find teh famous Glockenspiel.

Eat and drink

As the University is centrally located in Schwabing, there are numerous good quality and reasonably priced restaurants as well as student cafeterias in the near vicinity. Or you can walk to one of the "Biergärten" if the weather permits.


Munich and its surroundings