Address and Access
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Marstallplatz 1
80539 Munich - Germany
Phone: +49 89 24246-0
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: institut(at)

Travel by car
From all motorway access roads in the direction of "Stadtmitte" until Altstadt-Ring (with the segments Oskar-von-Miller-Ring; Von-der-Tann-Str.; Franz-Josef-Strauss-Ring; Karl-Scharnagel-Ring; Thomas-Wimmer-Ring; Frauenstraße, Blumenstraße; Sonnenstraße; Lenbach-/Maximiliansplatz). From Thomas-Wimmer-Ring or Karl-Scharnagel-Ring, turn into the Maximilianstraße (in the direction of the city centre), past the Hotel "4 Jahreszeiten", then take the second crossroad on your right towards the Marstallplatz. There are no parking spaces at the Institute.

Travel by plane
Munich International Airport (MUC) is located approx. 28 km from the city centre. From there, you can travel most easily to the city by taking the suburban railway (S-Bahn) lines S1 or S8, which depart from the underground level of the airport in 20 minute intervals respectively. Exit at the stop "Marienplatz" and change there to the underground lines U3 or U6 northbound one stop until "Odeonsplatz". From there it is only a short and pleasant walk through the Hofgarten to the Institute.

Travel by the underground or the suburban railway
By underground, you reach us the fastest by taking the underground lines U3 or U6 in the direction of "Moosach/Garching-Hochbrück" or underground lines U4 or U5 in the direction of "Arabellapark/Neuperlach-Süd" until "Odeonsplatz". Exit the Odeonsplatz in the direction of the "Hofgarten" and walk through the Hofgarten in the direction of the "Staatskanzlei", until you reach Marstallplatz. By suburban railway, you reach us the fastest, if you take one of the suburban trains to "Marienplatz", change for underground lines U3/U6 in the direction of "Moosach/Garching Hochbrück" and get out at "Odeonsplatz" and then proceed as described above. The public transportation system in Munich (MVV) is very extensive and may be somewhat difficult to grasp, especially the ticketing system of the different zones and ticket strips. The best solution is to buy a blue "Streifenkarte" for about eleven euros and validate two strips for each ordinary trip with one of the MVV (Munich Tariff and Transport Association) trains. You will not have to pay extra when changing trains and the ticket is valid for three hours. Should you cross more than one zone in the course of your journey, you will need to fold two further strips per zone on the "Streifenkarte" and validate them accordingly. For short trips of up to two stops, you merely have to fold one strip and validate it. A single trip costs about 2 Euros; day tickets are also available.

Travel by train
Munich can be reached via numerous national and international train connections as well as by InterCity Express (ICE), InterCity (IC), EuroCity (EC) and by InterRegio. Take the underground line U4 or U5, departing in the underground level of the central station in the direction of "Arabellapark" or "Neuperlach", until "Odeonsplatz". From there, it is only about 100 metres to the Institute. If you wish to use public transportation, please take a look at our transportation links for underground lines and the suburban railway with the MVV (Munich Tariff and Transport Association) or use the electronic timetable information of the MVV.