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Galactic Center Workshop Ringberg 2007


GC 2007
 

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Travel information

Coming to Germany is usually very easy, from most countries no visa is required, just a passport will do. Nevertheless please double check.

All participants arriving via airplane should travel to Munich airport. From the airport, Munich and Ringberg Castle can be reached via public transportation. For the city of Munich transportation services (commuter trains, underground trains, busses) are provided by the MVG.

How to reach Ringberg by public transportation

From Munich airport take either the "S-Bahn" or the Lufthansa Airport Shuttle bus and go to the main station in Munich ("Hauptbahnhof"). Both options will take around 40 minutes. If you go with the S-Bahn try to get a "Bayern Ticket Single" (19 Euros), which is valid for one person for the whole day in Bavaria - it will thus be valid also in the train from Munich to Ringberg. You need to validate the ticket using the small blue machines as you enter the S-bahn station. Going with the shuttle bus will cost you 10 Euro (payable to the driver), and you will need another ticket for the train from Munich to Ringberg. A taxi costs around 60 Euro from the airport to the central station.

From Munich central station to Ringberg you have to take the Bayrische Oberlandbahn, nicknamed "BOB". It leaves from tracks 27 to 36, at the northern side of the station. The ticket office is located close to these tracks and not in the main hall of the station. If you already have a "Bayern Ticket Single" you don not need to go to the ticket office and can go directly to the train. The "BOB" trains are composed out of several cars. Not all will go to "Tegernsee" since the trains are split on their way south. So watch out that you get on the right car. Go with the "BOB" to the final station "Tegernsee". Travel time: Roughly one hour.

If no special arrangement was made, you should take a taxi to "Schloss Ringberg". The taxis should be less than 20 Euros.

You also might want to check the respective section of the Ringberg Castle webpage.

Transport from Munich airport until 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 17

If your flight arrives on Sunday before about 2 PM and you have indicated that you would like to be picked up at the airport, we have reserved a seat on the conference bus for you. The bus will leave Munich airport by 2:30 pm. If your flight is delayed and you cannot get to the bus on time there will be two smaller vans leaving later in the afternoon.

Someone from the LOC will meet you at Munich airport with a clearly recognizable sign after 12:00 noon.

If you are on a flight from a Star Alliance airline (Lufthansa, United, Swiss, USAir, ...) you will arrive at Terminal 2. The LOC person with the sign will be waiting for you right after you walk through customs control after you pick up your luggage.

If you are on another airline, you will arrive at Terminal 1, which has 5 sections from A to E. The MPE person with the sign will wait for you at section C, inside the terminal building. Please walk over from your arrival gate after you have cleared customs to section C.

Once you have met the contact person, this person will explain to you when and where you should meet the bus. The bus, from "HEMMER UND FRANZ REISEN", will leave at 2:20 PM from outside the Arrivals area of Terminal 1, section C (in the lane 'Bus' or 'Busspur'). There will be a sign by the windshield indicating the Ringberg Conference.

Transport from Munich city on Sunday, June 17, at 3:00 PM

If you have indicated that you would like to be picked up downtown, we have reserved a seat in the conference bus for you. The bus will make one stop in downtown Munich after leaving the airport, and will depart at 3:00 PM. The pick-up point in Munich is at the subway stop "Studentenstadt" on the line U6. There is a clearly visible bus lane after you go above ground, where you should meet the bus. Someone from the LOC with a Ringberg Conference sign will meet you at the bus stop. Please be there by 3 PM, since the bus will only be able to wait a few minutes in the public bus lane. The bus is from the company "HEMMER UND FRANZ REISEN", and will also have a sign by the windshield indicating the Ringberg Conference.

Transport from Munich airport between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM on Sunday, June 17

If your flight arrives on Sunday after 2 PM, (or if your earlier flight is delayed) and you have indicated that you would like to be picked up at the airport, we have reserved a seat in the one of the conference vans for you. The first van will depart at about 4 PM and the second one at 6 PM.

Someone from the LOC will meet you at Munich airport with a clearly recognizable sign.

If you are on a flight from a Star Alliance airline (Lufthansa, United, Swiss, USAir, ...) you will arrive at Terminal 2. The LOC person with the sign will be waiting for you right after you walk through customs control after you pick up your luggage.

If you are on another airline, you will arrive at Terminal 1, which has 5 sections from A to E. The MPE person with the sign will wait for you at section C, inside the terminal building. Please walk over from your arrival gate after you have cleared customs to section C.

Once you have met the contact person, this person will explain to you when and where you should meet the vans. The vans will leave at 4 PM and 6 PM from outside the Arrivals area of Terminal 1, section C. There will be a sign by the windshield indicating the Ringberg Conference.


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