From the central train station in Munich "Hauptbahnhof" take the S-Bahn to "Marienplatz", then take the U-Bahn towards "Garching-Forschungszentrum" on the line U6. Disembark at "Garching Forschungszentrum".
The Institute of Applied Mechanics is near the main entrance in building 1, 3rd floor (first section to the left hand side).
Time of travel: 35-40 minutes.
Cheapest ticket: "Single Tageskarte XXL" for both ways; otherwise 4 stripes on a stripe-card.