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Venue address

Biomedical Center, Großhaderner Straße 9, 82152 Planegg.

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We are located in Martinsried which belongs to Planegg, hence the address. Please note that this is not within Munich city limits, but a few hundred meters outside. There is also a street of that name in Munich itself. Sometimes people confuse this when setting up their navigation system. Also, please do not confuse the Biomedical center (BMC) with the neighboring Biocenter.

Lectures will be held at our "Kleiner Hörsaal" (small lecture hall) which can hold 300 people.

How to get to the BMC

The English homepage of the local transportation system is at

You also might want to try Google Maps.

Ticket: Except your train ticket includes local transportation, you will have to buy the ticket at a vending machine before you enter the S-Bahn or U-Bahn platforms. Most tickets you have to stamp to validate it. Do it in the blue boxes before entering U- or S-Bahn platforms. At the bus, you can stamp inside.

From Munich central train station (Hauptbahnhof) to U6

Take the U-Bahn U1 (direction Mangfallplatz) or U2 (direction Messestadt Ost) to the next station, "Sendlinger Tor". Switch to the U6 direction Klinikum Großhadern. See below how to continue.

Travel time: approx. 25 minutes

From train station München-Pasing

If your train is coming in from the West, over Stuttgart, Ulm, Augsburg, or Lindau, then it very likely will stop at München-Pasing before reaching the central train station. Typically you reach the BMC faster if you exit here and take a bus.

Option 1: Bus line 259, from Pasing Bahnhof to Martinsried. This line does not run so often, you have to be a bit lucky. Exit "Martinsried, Lena Christ Straße". From there walk through the Bertha-von-Suttner-Weg (a walkway, not a street). At its end continue straight ahead and walk to the BMC (Google maps does not know the latter path, but it's there!). If you miss the bus stop, after 5 min (and a tour through Martinsried) you reach the stop "Martinsried". Walking distance from here is actually a bit shorter. With luggage this might be the better option.

Option 2: From Pasing, take the Express Bus line 56 (every 10 min, direction Fürstenried West) to "U-Bahn Großhadern" and walk from there (see below, U6 to BMC). That would be the preferred option if you wish to reach a Hotel in nearby Heiglhofstraße first. If it is raining and you wish to go to the BMC directly, exit a stop later, at Klinikum Großhadern Ost, walk to the other side of the street and wait for the bus 266 (see below, U6 to BMC).

Option 3: If you feel disoriented but wealthy, take a taxi from Pasing. According to a taxi calculator that would be ~ €25 (no warranties given).

From the Airport to U6

The airport S-Bahn station is at the central area, S-Bahn symbol is a green circle with a white S. Take S1 or S8 to the station Marienplatz. The "Marienplatz" is the central square in Munich, with the city hall.
At Marienplatz change to the subway (U-Bahn; Symbol: Blue square with white U), line U6 direction Klinikum Großhadern. See below how to continue.

Travel time from airport: approx. 1 hour.

From the U6 to the BMC

Option 1: Walk to the BMC, about 20 min. Exit the U6 at the second to last station, "Großhadern" (without "Klinikum"). Leave the station at the south end (direction of travel of your U-Bahn) and turn right (west) entering Marchioninistraße. At the end of the street continue walking next to the soccer field (both sides are ok). On the other side of the small forest you reach a street, cross it to arrive at the BMC.

Option 2: Bus transport (rainy day option). Exit the U6 at the last station, Klinikum Großhadern. Find the bus stop for the line 266. In about 3 minutes it will bring you to the station "Martinsried, LMU Martinsried" which is directly in front of the BMC. You may have to wait a bit for the bus, though.

Nearby hotels

A few Hotels can be found in nearby Großhadern's Heiglhofstraße, e.g. Hotel Thalmair and Hotel Neumayr. It is an about 20 min walking distance to the BMC Großhadern. It is also rather close to the station "Großhadern" of the U6.

The “Campus at Home” is even closer to the BMC, ( between the BMC and the Max-Planck-Institutes, but typically somewhat more expensive. It is also not in the city of Munich (but in Planegg, ~11000 inhabitants) which may or may not irritate your travel expense department when the rate is rather high for a small municipality.

Alternatively you might want to consider a hotel anywhere near the U6 in Munich.