Our address is:

ESO Headquarters
Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2
85748 Garching bei München

Our GPS coordinates are:

48° 15' 36.90" N
11° 40' 15.16" E

The ESO Supernova is located 2 km north-east of Garching and about 15 km north-east of Munich in the “Forschungszentrum” area.

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Arriving by subway

The ESO Supernova is only four minutes on foot from the final station of the U6 line, Garching Forschungszentrum.

Arriving by bus

Bus stop "Boltzmann Straße": Bus 292 via Oberschleißheim, Bus 230 via Ismaning and Bus 690 via Eching.

Arriving by car

Take the A9 exit Garching-Nord (Garching-North), which leads you to the “Forschungszentrum” area. Go straight ahead at the traffic lights. ESO is located in the south-east corner of the campus, which is in front of you as the road turns left.

Parking is limited. We recommend using public transport.


Coach unloading is in located in between the ESO Headquarters and the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics. If you need to park a bus, please get in contact with us before your arrival:

Disabled parking is available close to the entrance.