26 - 29 June 2023
Munich, Germany

Hotel and travel information for Munich

Providing the most up-to-date information to make your travel and onsite experience the best possible
Munich conference center

Welcome to the beautfiul and historic city of München

The beautiful city of Munich is the capital of Bavaria, Germany's most southerly state. “The city with a heart,” has established itself as Germany’s high-tech hub (Silicon Bavaria) and is one of the most important industrial and economic centers in the European community. It boasts of such high-tech corporations as BMW and Daimler-Chrysler Aerospace. In addition to being the country’s leading university center and hub for insurance, banking, electronic, and mechanical engineering, Munich offers its visitors shopping, music, art, gourmet restaurants, beer gardens, outdoor cafes, ethnic restaurants, popular nightspots, grand cathedrals, and opulent palaces. For more information on Munich and the surrounding area, please refer to the official website for the city of Munich.

Make your hotel reservations

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Hotel and accommodation information

SPIE recommends using the hotel services provided by Laser World of Photonics. To book a room, please visit their site.

Travel to Munich

On this page:

  • Airport information
  • Public transit services
  • Driving directions and parking

Airport information

Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport (MUC) is Munich's international airport situated about a 45-minute drive from the Fairgrounds

Transportation from the airport 

  • On exhibition days (Tuesday-Friday), a shuttle arriving and departing from Entrance West will be available for booking
  • A one-way trip via taxi will cost a fixed price of 85 Euro. Taxies are available directly in front of the airport terminals.
  • To go directly to the city centre, S-Bahn Lines 1 and 8 depart the airport regularly. Find tickets and fare information.

Public transportation City Centre - Fairgrounds

From the city centre, Underground Line U2 connects the central station to the fairgrounds - leave the train at "Messestadt West". Take advantage of our Journey Planner.

Tickets can be purchased online and in advance. Munich VerkehrsVerbund MVV also offers an app.


For information how to get to the Fairgrounds by car, and for parking and EV charging facilities, please visit here. Find car park locations and fees here.

Family care while attending the meeting

SPIE believes that individuals with significant caregiving responsibilities should have an equal opportunity to share their research and participate in conferences and symposia. SPIE Family Care Grants are designed to supplement caregiving costs incurred by SPIE Members who are registered to attend an SPIE meeting, either in person or virtually. See hotel details in the reservation system to find hotels that offer onsite childcare. Find information and apply for an SPIE Family Care Grant

Don't forget to secure your visa

Be sure to plan ahead and apply for a travel visa if it is needed