Martinsried is a section of Planegg
Planegg is a municipality in the district of Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the river Würm, 13 km west of Munich ....

, a municipality neighboring Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. Martinsried lies about 15 km southwest of Munich's city center.

Martinsried is mostly known as the location of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry is a research institute of the Max Planck Society located in Martinsried, a suburb of Munich. The Institute was "founded in 1973 by the merger of three formerly independent institutes: the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, the Max Planck Institute of...

 and the
accompanying biotechnology campus, which actually straddles the Munich/Planegg border. The campus is contingent with the Großhadern hospital campus, housing most of the Faculty of Medicine of the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich , commonly known as the University of Munich or LMU, is a university in Munich, Germany...

. The Faculty of Chemistry and a part of the Biology Faculty of the university have relocated to this new campus in 1999 and 2005.

Mailing addresses in Martinsried are assigned the postal code 82152, as are all addresses in Planegg. The Martinsried research campus can be reached by the Munich subway
Munich U-Bahn
The Munich U-Bahn system is an electric rail rapid transit network in Munich, Germany. "U-Bahn" is the German contraction for Untergrundbahn or "subway." It is operated by the municipally owned Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft...

 line U6 from the Großhadern
Großhadern (Munich U-Bahn)
Großhadern is an U-Bahn station in Munich on the U6.-References:...

 (change to bus 266) or Klinikum Großhadern
Klinikum Großhadern (Munich U-Bahn)
Klinikum Großhadern is an U-Bahn station in Munich on the U6 line of the Munich Underground system serving the Klinikum Großhadern hospital and nearby student accommodation.-References:...

 stations (15 min. walk). Planning is now underway for a possible future extension of the U6 line to Martinsried.

Munich's other "science suburb" is Garching
Garching bei München
Garching bei München or Garching is a city in Bavaria, Germany near Munich. It is the home of several research institutes and university departments. It became a city on 14 September 1990.-Location:...

, situated to the north on
the opposite end of the U6 subway, with a large part of the Technische Universität München and several Max Planck Institutes.
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