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Where we are

All institutes participating in the IMPRS on Astrophysics are located in the Munich-Garching area in southern Bavaria (Germany). The image below shows the locations of the institutes:

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How to reach the IMPRS-Office and MPE

Map of the Max-Planck-Campus in Garching

Coming by car to the IMPRS-Office / MPE

Take exit 70 (Garching-Nord) from Autobahn A9 and follow the road B11 towards Garching. Drive straight ahead at the first crossroad and continue onto the Ludwig-Prandtl-Straße. After 850 meters turn left onto the Boltzmannstraße. Take the first right to reach the gate of the MPE and the IPP.

From Munich Airport to the IMPRS-Office / MPE

There are two possibilities to get from Airport Munich to the MPE by public transportation:

Take the S-Bahn S1 in the direction "Ostbahnhof". Change at station "Neufahrn" to the bus number 690 in the direction "Garching Forschungzentrum".


Take the S-Bahn S8 in the direction "Herrsching". Change at station "Ismaning" to the bus number 230A in the direction "Garching Forschungszentrum"

Leave the bus stop in the inverse direction the bus takes. After crossing the road walk left (you will see the gate of the MPE and the IPP in front of you).

Caution: On weekends and bank holidays apply other services.

We recommend the Airport-City-Day-Ticket for 13,00 Euro per person for the full network and per day.

From Munich train station to the IMPRS-Office / MPE

To get from the main station to the MPE take subway U1 in the direction "Mangfallplatz". Change at the next metro station ("Sendlinger Tor") to the subway U6 with the direction "Garching Forschungszentrum". Get off at metro station "Garching Forschungszentrum" and leave the station at the last exit in the inverse direction the subway takes. Walk straight ahead and cross the road (you will see the gate of the MPE and the IPP on the left side).

To get to Munich by train, consult the website of the German Railway Company (Deutsche Bahn, DB) for schedules and ticket prizes: Deutsche Bahn