Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik

- Infrared/Submillimeter Astronomy -

Galaxies in the Distant Universe Workshop — Ringberg 2010

Galaxies in the Distant Universe

 .MPE . Infrared Astronomy . Meetings . Galaxies in the Distant Universe . Venue, Travel, Logistics
Galaxies in the Distant Universe

General Information


Venue, Travel, Logistics

List of Participants




Galaxies in the Distant Universe:
Dynamics, Gas, and Early Evolution

Monday to Friday, May 17 &mdash 21, 2010
Schloß Ringberg, Bavaria, Germany

Workshop Venue

The venue for the workshop is Schloß Ringberg (Ringberg Castle), a turn of the century castle located in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, and overlooking the Tegernsee. Located about 70 km south of Munich, the Tegernsee is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and small resort villages. The peaceful location, meeting schedule, and attendance limit of 60 set by the capacity of the venue are all conducive to an informal workshop atmosphere offering many opportunities for stimulating discussion.


Travel to Munich:

By air:
The Munich Franz-Josef Strauss Airport lies approximately 17 km and 30 km north-east of Garching and Munich, respectively. Most major carriers offer service to Munich, although often with stopovers involved on the more distant (North American, for example) routes. There are many cheap fares available if you shop around, and these will normally require staying over one Saturday night.
By train:
Munich Central Station can be reached from anywhere within Europe. From there, there are good public transportation connections to all of Munich. There are even railway connections to Tegernsee, in the vicinity of Schloß Ringberg.
By car:
Schloß Ringberg is located about 70 km SE of Munich. For those interested in driving directly to the castle, the Local Committee can send out detailed maps and instructions in advance of the workshop. Most major car rental companies have branches at the Munich Airport. Cars usually need to be reserved in advance, and rates are often more favorable if the cars are booked by an overseas travel agent. There is ample parking at the castle, and at the hotels in Kreuth-Weissach and Rottach-Egern near the castle. For those staying in Munich either before or after the workshop, note that parking can be a problem there and is often quite expensive as well.

Travel to Schloß Ringberg:

Update on bus and shuttle schedules   (May 10)
Information about the schedule, meeting points, and signed-up participants for bus and shuttle transportation from the airport to Ringberg on Sunday May 16 is now posted here.

Conference Bus

We have hired a bus to take participants from Munich Intl Airport to Ringberg Castle on Sunday, 16 May, leaving the airport at 3:00 PM. The bus pick-up point should be in front of the arrivals area in Terminal 1, Block C.

LOC members will be at the Munich airport to greet participants and show them the way to the bus on Sunday starting around 2:00 PM. One person will be posted at the arrivals area of Terminal 2 (for Lufthansa and Star Alliance flights), and another will be at the arrivals area of Terminal 1, Block C. They will be carrying signs indicating the Max-Planck Institute, so that you can easily identify them. If you arrive on Sunday morning and have some time to kill before the bus leaves, there is a large shopping center, restaurants, and showers, etc., available at the Munich airport. You can check the airport webpage for more information.

The bus will return participants to Munich airport on Saturday, 22 May. The bus will depart from Ringberg Castle at around 8:30-9:00 AM immediately after breakfast, and will arrive at the airport about 1.5 hours later, depending on traffic.

Additional transportation options

On Sunday, 16 May, we plan 1 or 2 smaller shuttle vans from the airport to Ringberg for participants arriving between around 2:00 and 6:00 PM (counting on 30min - 1h for collecting luggage, and clearing passport control and customs), or in case earlier flights are delayed. The pick-up location will be the same as for the bus, in front of Terminal 1, Block C. The exact schedule will be arranged once we have the travel details of all participants.

Depending on demand, there may be a smaller shuttle van from Ringberg to Munich airport on Friday evening, 21 May, and on Saturday morning, 22 May, at an earlier time than the bus.

If you have not already indicated whether you will take the bus to and/or from Ringberg, please let us know until Thursday, May 6, in a short email message.

For participants who can only attend part of the workshop, or for those arriving later than 6:00 - 6:30 PM on Sunday when the LOC will all have left for Ringberg already, it will be necessary to take a train and taxi to Ringberg from the Munich area. The instructions on how to do this, complete with train schedules, can be found here.

Meals and Lodging

The LOC will pay for lodging and meals of all participants for the duration of the workshop. We have arranged that everyone stay either at Ringberg Castle or at the Hotels Leykauf and Sonnenhof in the nearby villages of Kreuth-Weissach and Rottach-Egern. You will receive an email message with your arrangements by Thursday, 6 May. Please contact us immediately if you do not get this message.

Lunch and dinner will be provided for all participants at Ringberg Castle. Unfortunately, we cannot pay for meals and lodging for accompanying guests. Accompanying guests can have dinner at the castle for an extra charge. Please send us an email asking about rates in this case. It would be very helpful to the Ringberg staff and the LOC if you could let us know at registration on Sunday evening which meals you will take at the Castle. Vegetarian meals and other special dietary requests are happily accommodated provided advance notice is given. If you have not already indicated your special requests, please send us a short email message soon --- you can verify in the acknowledgement email that you received when you registered through the online registration form.

Daily transportation from the Hotels (about a 10-15 minute drive) will be provided by the LOC in the morning in time for the first session, and then again in the evening before dinner if requested and back to the hotels after dinner after some socializing time. It will not be possible for the LOC to provide transportation during the lunch break, however.

Valid HTML 4.01! © Infrared and Submillimeter Astronomy Group at MPE
last update: 10/05/2010, editor of this page: Natascha M. Förster Schreiber
up © Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik