You find us north of downtown Munich at Ludwigstraße 16 in the historic Maxvorstadt district, close to Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and St. Ludwig church (Coordinates: 48.146503,11.582723). The underground stations Odeonsplatz and Universität are nearby.

If arriving by plane at Munich Airport, take the suburban train ("S-Bahn", either S1 or S8) to Marienplatz station, change to the northbound underground lines U3/U6 (towards "Moosach"/"Garching Forschungszentrum") and get off at Universität station. From there it is just a two minutes walk southwards to our place. Renting a taxi from the airport would cost about 65 € (price of 2015, without guarantee), depending on traffic.

If arriving by train at Munich Central ("Hauptbahnhof"), take the underground lines U4/U5 (towards "Arabellapark"/"Neuperlach Süd") and drop out at "Odeonsplatz" station. From there it is just a five minutes walk northwards to the library building. Renting a taxi from Munich Central would cost about 12 € (price of 2015, without guarantee), depending on traffic.

If arriving by car, we strongly recommend to leave the car at your hotel parking lot and to make use of the Munich Transport System (Park & Ride facilities available as well), since public parking place nearby is very limited and only available at a fee. In exceptional cases please announce your arrival at an early stage in order to obtain a permission to access the non public parking lot of our house.

Please see Google Maps for detailed Information. Consult the time tables of the Munich Transport System (MVV) and those of the German Railways (Deutsche Bahn). Please consult our information page for disabled users, if necessary.

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Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Ludwigstr. 16
80539 München
Phone: +49-89-28638-2394

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