Contact & How to Reach Us

Bavarian State Collection for Zoology

Münchhausenstraße 21
81247 München
Phone (089) 8107 0
Fax (089) 8107 300


Andrea Sauer, Tel. 089 / 8107 102
Angela Pillukat (Sekretariat G. Haszprunar), Tel. (089) 8107 103

How to reach us

By train
From the main train station (or Ostbahnhof / city center) take the “S2-Bahn” towards Dachau-Petershausen five stops to the “Obermenzing” stop (approx. 12 minutes from the main train station). Departure during the day every 20 minutes (main station: always .09, .29, .49; Mon-Thu 6-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m .: 10 min. Interval). Use the foremost exit to Verdistraße, then left to the next traffic lights (Raiffeisenbank on the left, Greek restaurant: Naxos on the right), turn left into Freseniusstraße, after 50 m right into Münchhausenstraße, after about 200 meters on the right hand side ZSM parking lot visible (walking time approx. 5 minutes). To the right of the parking lot is the main entrance to the ZSM (revolving door). Further information on local public transport at the Munich Transport and Tariff Association.

By car
(1) From the Stuttgart motorway (A8) via the Munich West intersection straight towards the center into the extension “Verdistraße”. After about 2 kilometers underpass of the S2 train, next traffic light crossing (on the left a Raiffeisenkasse, on the right a Greek restaurant “Naxos”) left into Freseniusstrasse, then next opportunity (50 m) right into Münchhausenstrasse, there the ZSM parking lot to the right becomes visible (approx. 200 m). To the right of this is the main entrance to the ZSM (revolving door).

(2) From the Nuremberg (A9) or Deggendorf (A92) motorway at the Neufahrn junction onto the Deggendorf motorway (A92) towards Lindau / Stuttgart. At the end of the A92 (Feldmoching triangle) continue straight on the A99 towards Lindau / Stuttgart / Augsburg; Munich West. After the tunnel passage, continue straight on the A99 towards Munich to the Munich West interchange, then A8 towards Munich center. Then as under (1)

(3a) From the Salzburg autobahn (A8) always take the autobahn ring towards Stuttgart to the Munich West junction. Then as under (1).

(3b) Alternatively (but NOT during rush hour!): At the “Brunntal” interchange straight ahead to the end of the autobahn. Then via “Mittlerer Ring Ost and Nord, always in the direction of the Stuttgart motorway to Georg-Bräuchle-Ring and Wintrichring into Menzingerstrasse, extended into Verdistrasse. After the underpass of the S1 train, next traffic light crossing (on the right a Raiffeisenkasse, on the left a Greek restaurant) on the right into Freseniusstrasse. Take the next opportunity on the right into Münchhausenstrasse, until the ZSM parking lot is visible on the right (approx. 200 meters). To the right of this is the main entrance to the ZSM (revolving door).

(4) From the Garmisch autobahn (A95) to the end of the autobahn, then via the Mittlerer Ring West, always in the direction of the Stuttgart autobahn and extended into Menzingerstrasse into Verdistrasse. Then as in (3b).

By plane
From Munich airport “Franz-Josef-Strauss” with the S-Bahn “S1″ (every 20 minutes: .11, .31, .51) to Munich-Laim (approx. 50 minutes travel time), change there to ” S2 “towards Dachau / Petershausen (departure: .17, .37, .57); one station to the “Obermenzing” stop. Then see train information. Alternatively, if you are in a hurry, take a taxi from the “Moosach” station (5-7 minutes’ drive).