[Photos of Munich, Germany]
8-13 May 2005, Munich, Germany
The 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Computing

Travel Information

On this page we provide some basic travel information for PERVASIVE 2005 conference participants. If any information is missing, please feel free to contact us at pervasive2005 ätt hcilab.org.

Conference Location/Hotel

The conference will be held at the hotel Maritim (German Page) in Munich. The postal address is:

Goethestraße 7
80336 München
Tel: +49 89 55235-0
Fax: +49 89 55235-900

GPS Coordinates of the Maritim: 48° 08' 17'' (48.13806), 11° 33' 32'' (11.5589)

The Maritim Hotel is the conference hotel. You can find other hotels in Munich (direct link to hotels and accommodation) on the Munich tourist information website.

The following sketch shows Munich Central Station and the surrounding area. The Maritim Hotel (conference hotel) and the IntercityHotel (some of the workshops will be there) are marked red. The place where the social event will take place (Augustiner Keller) is marked green. Use the exit Bayerstraße/Goethestraße (there is a large Coca-Cola advert over the exit) at street level in Munich Central Station.

[Munich Central Station and surroundings]

A map guide can be found at www.stadtplandienst.de (German map service) or www.map24.de (English map service).

Weather in Munich

Information about the current weather and a forecast is available at Yahoo Weather.

Arrival by Train

To find at train to Munich, please see German rail. If you arrive by train at Munich Central Station (in German: Hauptbahnhof), leave at exit Bayerstraße/Goethestraße. The conference hotel (Hotel Maritim) is about 100 meters walking distance from the station. If you arrive by long-distance train, you arrive at the street level. Walk to the end of the platform and turn right. You should leave the train station towards Bayerstraße/Goethestraße. There is a large Coca-Cola advert over the exit.

GPS coordinates of Munich Central: 48° 08' 25'' (48.14028), 11° 33' 27 (11.5575)

Arrival by Plane

If you arrive at Munich Airport, the best and cheapest way is going by public transport. From Munich Airport, you can take the S-Train (in German: S-Bahn), use S1 (blue line) or S8 (black-yellow line). Both go via several stops to Munich Central Station (in German: Hauptbahnhof), see the Munich public transport maps. It does not matter which train you take, both take about 45 minutes. Trains depart about every 15 minutes during daytime. You cannot go in the wrong direction as the airport is the final station for both lines. When you arrive at Munich Central Station by S-Train, you have to go up to the street level (follow the sign 'DB' in red writing in a red frame on white ground). From there, look for the exits towards Bayerstraße/Goethestraße (see sketch above).

To reach Munich Central Station from the airport, we recommend a single-way ticket for 4 Zones. Going to Munich by taxi is about €50.

There is a ticket office at Munich Airport. Furthermore, there are several automated ticket machines at the airport, but they only take cash or cash cards (in German: EC-Karte), no credit cards.

If you arrive at another airport, take a long distance train to Munich Central Station. For schedules see German rail. The high-speed train (ICE) takes about 3.5 hours from Frankfurt Airport to Munich Central Station.

Arrival by Car

As the hotel is directly in the center of Munich, coming by car is not recommended. If you arrive by car, follow the signs to Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). There are several parking garages in the center; you may also check with the hotel if there is parking available.

The city of Munich has a page dedicated to driving in and around Munich, also giving information about parking spaces in the city center and at U/S-train stations. Up-to-date traffic information is available. Park and Ride stations can be found at www.parkundride.de (in German).

More on Munich Public Transport

The website of the Munich public transport association (MVV) provides a number of downloadable network maps as well as ticket/price information. Additionally, there is a ticket overview page of the Munich tourist information office.

If you plan to travel in the city, consider buying a multi-day ticket or a weekly/monthly "IsarCard" for the inner district ("Innenraum").

An alternative to the above are stripe tickets: Travelling from the airport to the main station is 8 stripes, each ride in the inner district is 2 stripes except for short trips.

Emergency Information

If you need emergency help, here are the telephone numbers of several institutions. Please note that you need not dial 0049 before the number when already in Germany.

Police Department 110
Fire Department 112
Medical Emergency 112 or 19222

More emergency information.