Bavarian Public Observatory Munich
Opening the 23rd of June
The Munich Volkssternwarte (People’s Observatory) was established in 1947 on the site of a former bunker, next to Munich’s Ostbahnhof (Munich East railway station). An astronomical association was founded in response to a private initiative, and it has received additional funding from the city since the 1950s. The observatory includes an observation platform with an area of 300 square meters and a height of thirty-five meters, offering an impressive view of Munich. It now receives over 25,000 visitors who are shown the beauty and secrets of space through around 500 individual events annually. Inspired by Stanisław Lem’s novel, the 9th Futurological Congress will convene at the observatory one night in June for an intervention consisting of performance, theory, art, and music.