Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Location

Drupalcamp Munich 2016 takes place in the quite impressing main building of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The university finds itself directly in the heart of munich – next to the famous Siegestor which displays the end of one of munich's greatest boulevards: the Ludwigstrasse. With up to 50.000 students, the LMU is the second largest university of Germany. 

Hörsaal LMU München

And in fact, the LMU is huge. But we we're lucky and so the Drupalists can use the most representative main building of the university. Normally, only law and business students agonize about cases and strategies... but we will fresh up these walls a bit.

Up to seven lecture halls offer enough space for sessions, BOFHs and Sprints, especially since our halls lie really close together. In addition, we got rooms for eating, wardrobe, sponsors and chilling. This is gonna be legendary!

If you need a break, take a seat next to the fountain at the vestibule or go for a walk in the famous, quiet and beautiful English Garden. And don´t miss Munich´s nightlife – Schwabing, one of munich´s best party miles, is directly next door. 

(Foto: Floh Klare)

Come and join the Drupalcamp Munich!

How to get there:

Since parking facilities near the Downtown Campus are extremely limited, we recommend that you use Munich’s public transportation network:

Directions from the Central Train Station (München Hauptbahnhof)
From the Munich Central Train Station take the U-Bahn (subway) line U4 (direction Arabellapark) or U5 (direction Neuperlach Süd) to Odeonsplatz. Change trains and take the U-Bahn line U3 (direction Olympia-Einkaufszentrum) or U6 (direction Garching-Forschungszentrum) as far as the Universität stop. Walk along the platform in the train’s direction of travel and use the stairway at this end of the station, which will bring you out directly in front of the LMU Main Building.

Directions from the airport
From the Munich Airport take the S-Bahn (urban rail) line S8 (direction Herrsching) or S1 (direction Ostbahnhof) to Marienplatz. Change trains and take the U-Bahn (subway) line U3 (direction Olympia-Einkaufszentrum) or U6 (direction Garching-Forschungszentrum) as far as the Universität stop. Walk along the platform in the train’s direction of travel and use the stairway at this end of the station, which will bring you out directly in front of the LMU Main Building.

For more information on the public transportation system in Munich including details of timetables, tickets and the MVV network, please go to: https://www.mvg.de.

About the LMU Munich

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Founded in 1472 in Ingolstadt, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität moved to Munich in 1826. Friedrich von Gärtner, a well-known-architect, created the main building next to the English Garden. The founder, Herzog Ludwig IX, as well as King Maximilian I. Joseph gave their names to it. The LMU was priced as outstanding elite university – no less than 34 Nobel Prize winners have studied here. The latest was Gerhard Ertl in chemistry, and probably everybody has heard of Wilhelm Röntgen (x-rays) and Werner Heisenberg (the Heisenberg uncertainty principle). Today, the LMU offers 18 facultys with about 190 degree programs for about 50.000 students.

And of course, the LMU has brought up quite a few famous profs such as astrophysics and TV-Host Harald Lesch, former chief of ifo-Institute Hans-Werner Sinn or the former president of German Federal Constitution Court Hans-Jürgen Papier.

The Geschwister-Scholl-Platz as well as the memorial place in the Lichthof remind of the resistance fighters of the „white rose“ against the NS-Regime. At the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Hans and Sophie Scholl have handed out their pamphlets. 

Foto: Rufus46 // Lizenz: CC 3.0