FOODSIM 2012, June 18-20, 2012, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Freising, Germany, Venue

Conference Venue

Freising is a town in Bavaria, Germany, and capital of the district Freising. Total population 48,500. The city is located north of Munich at the Isar river, near the Munich International Airport. Anyone taking off or landing at Munich airport can see the city to the north with its two famous hills, the cathedral hill with the bishop's castle and the Freising cathedral and Weihenstephan Hill with the oldest working brewery in the world.


Even though archaeological finds show that the area was settled in the Bronze Age, no proof has been found yet to suggest a continuous settlement until the 8th century Frigisinga. Saint Corbinian settled at a shrine that already existed at Freising in 724. He was the forerunner of the diocese of Freising, established after his death by Saint Boniface. According to his Vita by Bishop Arbeo he ordered a bear to carry his luggage over the Alps after it had killed his packhorse. The saddled bear is still the symbol of the city, displayed in the coat of arms. Though the seat of the diocese was moved to Munich in 1821, Freising has remained the seat of diocese administration until today.

764-783 Bishop Arbeo founded a library and scriptorium at the abbey. The settlement started to become a religious center. The mortal remains of Pope Alexander I are said to have been transferred to Freising in 834.

In 996 Freising received city rights from Emperor Otto III. However, after the destruction of the episcopal bridge, custom houses, mint, and salt works near Oberföhring by Duke Henry the Lion, who transferred the custom houses and bridge site to the upper part of Oberföhring, placing them in the village of Munich on the Isar" (Lins, Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913) in 1158, Freising started to lose its economic significance. In 1159 the romanesque cathedral was constructed (with a notable animal column in the crypt).

In the secularization of 1803, the Roman Catholic Church lost most of its properties and authority over the city. From that time onward its political importance was overshadowed by its big neighbour to the south, Munich. Since the second world war this town, which has become in effect an affluent suburb of Munich has prospered by being one of the locations of the TU Munich and seat of a number of technology companies.

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Conference Location

Fraunhofer-Institut für Verfahrenstechnik und Verpackung IVV
Giggenhauser Straße 35
D-85354 Freising
This location map shows the exact location of the Fraunhofer building within the campus. The other maps are linked here and here show more the layout of the TUM Campus.

Getting to Freising and Conference Location

By Plane

The International Airport Munich is approx. 10 km away from the Weihenstephan Campus. Using S-Bahn S1 (direction Freising - please change in Neufahrn), bus 635 or taxi.

By Train

It takes approximately 25 minutes by rail from the Munich Central Station to Freising Central Station (directions Munich-Regensburg, Munich-Passau)

It takes approximately 40 minutes by S-Bahn (Rail-Regionalexpress) from the Munich Central Station to Freising Central Station using the S1 to Freising.
At the station "Freising" you can take the bus 638 and get off in "Weihenstephan" (Vöttinger Straße) or take a taxi. Duration: ca. 1h - 1,5h.
You can check out the public transport possibilities to reach the conference location on this linked public transportation map.

By Bus

Coming from the airport please take the Bus 635 to Freising (train station). Change there for the Bus 638 and get off at the bus stop Fraunhofer- Institut or take a taxi. Duration: 1 h.

By Car and Taxi

Freising is located to the north of Munich. It can be reached on Autobahn 92. From the Munich airport, take Ismaninger Str. to reach the city.
If you are coming by car from Munich, get off A92 at Freising-Mitte. Once in Freising turn left into Vöttinger Straße direction Weihenstephan. Once at the campus turn let and drive uphill. Duration: ca. 1h.
If you are coming by car from Nuremberg, get off A9 at Allershausen. Drive direction Freising. Once you enter Freising, at the first traffic light turn right (Am Staudengarten), again right (Vöttinger Str) and then left.

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