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Information in English

for our international guests

 

„To a wise person the whole world is a place to go – because a good soul’s native land is the entire universe.“
(Democritus, Greek philosopher, 5th century BCE)


We warmly welcome all our international guests at the Munich Public Observatory!

Here below you will find some answers to the most frequently asked questions about our programmes and guided tours in English and other languages.

Hope to see you soon!

 

Our programmes in English

A general overview

Once upon a time… In former years (i.e. until March 2020) we used to have regular guided tours in English on Monday nights. Due to the restrictions and regulations during the pandemic it is unfortunately no longer possible to offer these tours for the time being. Hopefully things will soon change for the better again.

In the meantime… We can offer you the following alternatives:

  • Join our regular guided evening tours anyway, provided you might have some basic understanding of German or you are being accompanied by someone who understands German and can do some whisper interpreting during the show. In general, it is also possible to ask questions in English, especially after the tour has finished.
    For English speaking groups of about 7 to 15 people (give or take), we might even be able to come up with some special arrangement for you: please ask.
    If you need more advice or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at our office via mail or phone (+49-(0)89-406239).
  • Book a private tour in English. 
  • Attend one of our English lectures or colloquiums as announced in our programme calendar (select ‚English lecture‘ or the like at the top of the list).

More info below.


Besides…

Why isn’t there more information in English on our website?, you might wonder.

Answer: Work is in progress (will take some time, though).
In spring 2021, our website was relaunched completely, almost everything is new and, partly, still under construction. Hence, it still takes a while until the English site will be ready. We are looking forward to it!

If there is anything left unclear or you want to have further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via mail or phone (+49-(0)89-406239).

Visitor guidelines during the pandemic

Basic information:

We have taken a series of measures to guarantee our guests and staff a secure and healthy visit.
Hand desinfectants are provided, and we use desinfectants and special eyepiece adaptors when observing at the telescopes.
Furthermore, we have reduced group sizes and implemented a one way system.
And most recently, we have a new powerful air conditioning and air cleaning system now.


Requirements:

Indoors, masks are required.

Please note especially the „3G/3G+/2G“ rule respectively: Admittance only for tested (when 3G; or PCR-tested , when 3G+ applies) recovered or vaccinated people, proof of which has to be provided at the entrance.
For further explanation and up to date information please see the official site of the city of Munich: https://www.muenchen.de/int/en/events/corona-virus-current-rules-regulations.html
This rule does not apply to children and school children who are tested regularly at school.

In case you have further questions, please get in touch via mail or phone (+49-(0)89-406239).

Our regular guided evening tours (in German only at the moment)

General information

Our public guided tours (German only) take place all year long
(except on public holidays and not between Christmas and New Year) from

  • Monday through Friday at 8 p.m. (or 9 p.m. during summer months)
  • Duration: ca. 90 minutes
  • Each tour comprises 3 parts: our exhibition on the solar system; a planetarium show; and a visit to our telescopes – with live observations when the skies are clear.
  • Advance booking required; limited number of seats
  • Entrance fee € 8 / € 5 (reduced)

⇒ Booking link: https://pretix.eu/volkssternwarte/sternstunden/

⇒ In case you need help with the booking, please contact us via mail or phone (+49-(0)89-406239).


We are afraid, these public offers are German only for the time being due to restrictions and regulations that have come along with the pandemic.

Hopefully we will be able to resume our English tours on a regular weekly basis soon in 2022!

 


In the meantime… 

What are the options?

You may well join our regular guided evening tours anyway, provided you have some basic understanding of German or you are being accompanied by someone who understands German and can do some whisper interpreting during the show. In general, it is also possible to ask questions in English, especially after the tour has finished.

For English speaking groups of about 7 to 15 people (give or take) we might even be able to come up with some special arrangement for you: please ask.
If you need more advice or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at our office via mail or phone (+49-(0)89-406239).

Hope to see you soon!

 

Book a private tour

Welcome to the stars!

We offer private tours at the Munich Public Observatory in English (and even some other languages)

all year long, all days of the week, even on weekends and holidays or at nighttime.

⇒ Please contact us to make an appointment via mail or phone (+49-(0)89-406239). 

  • Our offer is for individuals, families, small and bigger groups and even business events.
  • Starting from € 99 for 90 minutes tour, including a planetarium show and – if the skies are clear – observations at our large telescopes on the rooftop terrace.
  • Special arrangements can be agreed upon.

⇒ Please contact us to make an appointment via mail or phone (+49-(0)89-406239). 

 


 

Besides, you may want to have a look here at our up-to-date booking calendar to find free dates, even without German skills.

–> Above the calendar you will find a drop down menu where you can choose the general time of the day like
„am Vormittag“                       = „in the morning“
„am frühen Nachmittag“       = „early afternoon“
„am späten Nachmittag“       =  „late afternoon“
„am Wochenende/Feiertag“ =  „at the weekend / a holiday“