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Munich (founded 1158) is the capital of the German state of Bavaria and Germany's third largest city. It is located in south-eastern Germany on the river Isar, north of the Alps and near the border to Austria. Information about the city and sightseeing destinations in Munich can be found at www.munich.de.

Conference Venue:

All plenary and parallel sessions of TAUP 2011 took place in the “Münchner Künstlerhaus” (Munich house of artists) right in the heart of Munich. Street address: Lenbachplatz 8, D-80333 München. The entrace to Künstlerhaus is around the corner in Maxburgstraße.

The building of the “Münchner Künstlerhaus” and its culture of festivities has become a part of the history of Munich. Conceived as a place of convergence between culture and society, in its outer appearance the House of Artists is still living proof of the style and society models of its origin in time.

In 1893, Prinzregent Luitpold set the foundation stone of the building created by architect Gabriel von Seidl, and in 1900 he personally opened the house to the public. The house witnessed glorious decades of festivities, mask balls and banquets, before on 14 July 1944 the house burned down following a bombing raid on Munich.

After the war the US troops requisitioned the house, returning its operation to the House of Artists Association in 1954. Following its reconstruction, the Künstlerhaus was opened again to the public by Duke Albrecht of Bavaria and Mayor Jochen Vogel on 1 October 1961.

A century has gone by, and the development and management of the Künstlerhaus had to face a changed public perception and outlook on art and society, and therefore a different relationship between artist and society. Never neglecting its motto, – “Nobis et Amicis” (“for ourselves and our friends”), the Künstlerhaus has broadened its approach and appeal. Restricted to an elite of (often nobilitated) artists and patrons in the founding years, its wide variety of congresses, festivities, exhibitions attracts the citizens of Munich to mingle with politicians, scientists and artists today.

Conference Dinner:

The conference dinner took place on 7 September 2011 at the traditional Bavarian Restaurant Hofbräukeller (Street address: Innere Wiener Straße 19, 81667 München). The cost for the dinner was included in the conference fee; tickets for accompanying persons cost 50€ each and could most conveniently be ordered during the registration process for the conference. To reach Hofbräukeller from the conference venue, use subway lines U4/U5 at Karlsplatz/Stachus (direction Arabellapark/Neuperlach Süd, stop: Max-Weber-Platz). You may alternatively take streetcar ("Tram") line 17 at Lenbachplatz (direction Effnerplatz) up to Maxmonument and change to streetcar line 19 (direction Max-Weber-Platz/St. Veit-Straße) to get down at Max-Weber-Platz). The streetcar connection takes you on a scenic ride, passing by the national theatre (Nationaltheater), along the famous shopping street Theatinerstraße, the Maxmonument, and the Bavarian parliament (Maximilianeum).

Transportation to TAUP 2011

The conference venue is located in the city center of Munich, at the end of Kaufinger Straße, the central pedestrians' area of Munich at a 10-minute walk from Munich city center and the town hall at Marienplatz; from Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) it is just a 5-minute walk. By public transport, the conference venue is just one stop away from Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) as well as from Marienplatz (city center).

The interactive map below dislays the location of the conference. The airport and Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) are also displayed (zoom out for these). You can center the map on one of the locations by clicking on the corresponding letter in the list below.

A   Münchner Künstlerhaus – Conference Venue  (web site)
B   Karlsplatz-Stachus U4/U5
C   Karlsplatz-Stachus -Bahn (all lines), U4/U5
D   Car Park Oberpollinger  (web site)
E   Marienplatz – City Center
F   Hofbräukeller – Conference Dinner  (web site)
G   Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)
H   Hotel Ambiente  (web site)
I   Hotel Europäischer Hof  (web site)
J   Hotel Mark  (web site)
K   City-Hotel München  (web site)
L   Max-Planck-Institut für Physik  (web site)
M   Forschungszentrum Garching, Garching Research Center  (web site)
N   Flughafen München (Munich Airport/MUC)  (web site)

Updated 10 August 2014
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