Public Observatory Munich
Founded in 1947, Munich’s Public Observatory has grown to one of the biggest and best-known popular astronomical clubs in Germany.
35 metres above ground, on the rooftop of a former bunker, the observatory has set up a bunch of big telescopes, a planetarium, lecture and exhibition rooms, a comprehensive library and workshops. In guided tours, volunteering amateur astronomers explain basics about the universe and love to answer questions.
A Zeiss projector in the plantarium conjures a realistic starry sky onto the ceiling. Handmade models of the planets help imagining the structure of the solar system in the exhibition. Moreover, a line-up of meteorites is on display there.
One can visit the observatory for evening tours, which last around 1 ½ hours: From September to March, they begin at 8 p.m., from April to August at 9 p.m. English tours take place every Monday, concurrently with the German tours (which run Mon – Fri). The observatory also opens for special celestial events like eclipses. Weekly, children’s tours are offered. The CityTourCard Munich is valid for all regular guided tours. It is not accepted for lectures, courses or special events.
Volkssternwarte mit Planetarium
Rosenheimer Straße 145 h
September – March:
Mon – Fri 8 pm – 10 pm
April – August:
Mon – Fri 9 pm – 11 pm
Closed on public holidays and from Christmas through to New Year.
telephone: +49(0)89 – 40 62 39
U-Bahn: U2, U7 Karl-Preis-Platz
Bus: 55, 145, 155 Anzinger Straße
tariff zone: inner area