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Travel Directions

Well, basically all you need are the coordinates:

48° 7' 51" North
11° 36' 56" East
But Munich should be easy to find anyway.
Here is the VCFe location as Excite map.
The related address is:
Mehrzweckhalle des ESV München Ost
Baumkirchner Straße 57
81673 Munich
Bavaria


From Distant Places

Plane

In most cases your plane will unload you at München II (MUC). Upon arrival (and pass through customs) you may proceed on S-Bahn (Schnellbahn/Interurban), bus or rental car.

The airport is connected by two S-Bahn relations. The best connection for the VCFe is the S8 train (Don't worry if you accidentally take the S1 train, you'll just get an additional 20 minutes of sightseeing. Stay until Ostbahnhof and procede as described below)./P>

The trains depart every 20 minutes at the airport railway station located in the central area (Zentralbereich). Just follow the (S)-symbol. The trains run from 4 AM (0400) until 1 AM (0100) and depart during the day at minute 06, 26 and 46. At the 8th station, Leuchtenbergring, you'll have to change the train for S2, S4 or S6 Direction outbound (Stadtauswärts). One more station until Berg am Laim and you're done. You need either a single ride ticket (Einzelfahrschein) at 10.40 Euro, or 8 stripes of the blue multiple trip ticket (Streifenkarte) at 12.50 Euro. The Streifenkarte is recommended since the remaining 2 stripes are good for an additional inner city ride (single ride ticket value 2 Euro). If you arrive in a group of two or more, a partner day ticket (Partnertageskarte für den Gesamtbereich) at 21.30 Euro may be appropriate. This ticket is good for a whole day (6 AM to 6 AM) and up to 5 adults (or two adults and 6 minors). Please don't 'forget' to cancel your ticket (complete ticket, or the appropriate number of stripes) - Rides without valid tickets are a crime and will result in a penalty of at least 40 Euro per violaton. Cancellation machines are positioned at the station entrance, right beside the escalators. Although the fare system is based on trust, they remember Lenin and issue random checks.

There is also an Airport Bus connecting to central station (Hauptbahnhof). This won't bring you to VCFe without additional usage of public transit, but costs more (bus ticket and train ticket needed) and adds considerable travel time.

Using a rental car is a bit more complicated, but if you insist in carrying a lot of baggage (Classic Computers :) it may have it's advantage. The rental car centre is located in an underground level between terminal A and B. Most big rental car companies (i.e. Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, etc.) offer their services. Easy to reach counters are in the central area (Zentralbereich) between Terminal 1 and 2. Jump into the car and ride out onto the Autobahn A92 Direction Munich (München). Please obey the Speed limit (10 km/h above is o.k., but do you know the calibration of the speedometer of your rental car?). Especially within the airport zone speed checks are done on a regular base (Well, our police don't like to interrupt your travel, so you will find the tickets automatically added to your credit card bill :). A92 will lead you to A9. Still go in the direction of Munich (Where else ? :). If you're lucky (the automatic speed regulation is off) you may now try to push the accelerator into his natural position - just to realize that this is the stupid real world and not the last release of 'Autobahn Raser' (Famous PC race game where you can roam the Autobahn without police or other slow folks). So stay slow, and go around or below 160 km/h that's 100 mph. You won't gain a lot of time on this short relation (If you like however, I'll tell you time an' place to go as fast as you like). Now, stay on A9 until the very end (always straight) and follow then the signs direction Salzburg - in fact, you'll have no other choice if you're at the end. You're now at the 'Middle Beltway' (Mittlerer Ring), a 4 lane inner city street. Please merge into the tunnel. Follow the road until the Leuchtenbergtunnel - thats the third tunnel (more like an underpass this time), right after a quite lengthy new one, some 7 km after the Autobahn end. Within the tunnel take the first exit to the right and turn left on the light (48° 7' 57" North, 11° 37' 52" East). Follow the street (Krailer Straße) until the 3rd light and turn again left. You now entered Baumkirchner Straße. Follow the street until number 57. That's on the left side, just before the second light (if you enter a railway underpass you've already passed VCFe).

If you arrive via one of the regional airports like Augsburg or Nürnberg (Nurmberg) - possible if you arrived form within Europe - you may proceed via rental car, or train. Feel free to ask for more specific directions.

Sometimes you may get really cheap offers for transatlantic flights ending in Frankfurt. You should check for special offers of the German Railways - Deutsche Bahn. There are special passes for non European tourists. Also a special low priced ticket to be sold only in conjunction with airline tickets (Fly&Rail). Please ask your travel agent. These tickets can be ordered thru the standard booking systems (START et al.). The ICE high speed train takes some 3 1/2 hours from Frankfurt to Munich - Enjoy a dinner at 200 mph. We don't recommend traveling Frankfurt/Munich by car - the route is known to be a single parking lot of 400 km length.

Railroad

Most long distance trains and all ICE relations terminate at Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). The S-Bahn train will be the easiest way to go. Just follow the (S)-symbol into the underground station. Jump in a S2, S4 or S6 train direction inbound (Innenstadt - Marienplatz/Ostbahnhof). Seven stations and 12 minutes later you'll reach Berg am Laim - that's it.

If your train ends or stops at Ostbahnhof you're almost done. Either catch a S2, S4 or S6 direction outbound (Richtung Stadtauswärts), and ride two stations until Berg am Laim, or take the Tram (Streetcar) number 19 direction Sankt Veit Straße until stop number four, Baumkirchner Straße.

You need either a single ride ticket at 2.60 Euro or 2 stripes of the blue multiple trip ticket (Streifenkarte) at 12.50 Euro (1.30 Euro or 1 stripe if arrived at Ostbahnhof). If you plan to take multiple trips the same day, a day pass (Tageskarte) at 6 Euro (11.20 Euro for groups up to 5) will offer the best value. The S-Bahn ride may be included in your train ticket, since the S-Bahn lines are operated by Deutsche Bahn. Just ask - and if you buy your ticket ask for 'München - Berg am Laim' as destination station - there's no price difference on long distance tickets.

Car

Now it's getting complicated. Since there are almost as many variatons possible as roads exist, all we can provide is a rough description. Anyway, sooner or later any German Autobahn lead you to Munich :)

Autobahnen nach München

Once you're in Munich, go for the Mittlerer Ring ('middle beltway' - the thick green one in the picture above) and continue as described here.

In Munich

Public Transport(MVV)

You may reach the VCFe either via

  • S-Bahn S2, S4 or S6 stop Berg am Laim, or
  • Tram 19, Stop Baumkirchner Straße or
  • U-Bahn (Subway) U2 stop Josephsburg, or bus lines
  • Bus 146 (leaves Ostbahnhof) or
  • Bus 185 (leaves Josephsburg) stop Berg am Laim.

Car

Just follow the Mittlerer Ring ('middle beltway') until Berg am Laim Straße. Berg am Laim Straße interchanges at Leuchtenberg Unterführung (Leuchtenberg Underpass). From the north: Exit within the tunnel to the right and turn left at the light (Direction Trudering/Haar). From the South: Don't enter the tunnel at all and turn right at the light (48° 7' 57" North, 11° 37' 52" East). Continue on Berg am Laim Straße until the 3rd light (The street name also changes for Krailer Straße) and turn left. You now entered Baumkirchner Straße. Follow the street until number 57. That's on the left side, shortly before the second light.

!!! ACHTUNG !!!
There is almost NO area to park your car at the VCFe. So please consider public transportation.
There are handicapped parking areas. These are not accessible for the general public. Please contact the VCFe gang when you arrive.

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