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See also Garching an der Alz in Altötting district


Coat of arms

Coordinates: 48°15′N 11°39′E / 48.250°N 11.650°E / 48.250; 11.650Coordinates: 48°15′N 11°39′E / 48.250°N 11.650°E / 48.250; 11.650

Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Bavaria
District Template:Link if exists
 • Mayor Hannelore Gabor (CSU)
 • Total 28.16 km2 (10.87 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,219
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 85748
Dialling codes 089
Vehicle registration M

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.


The town is at 48°15′N 11°39′E / 48.250°N 11.650°E / 48.250; 11.650, near the River Isar and the A9 autobahn. The Munich U-Bahn metro line 6 connects the city with the stations Garching-Hochbrück, Garching and Garching-Forschungszentrum.

Like many places near Munich, Garching bei München is a reasonably safe town. Various restaurants are scattered through town, but mainly in the center. The town is quiet and quaint, and has virtually no nightlife. However, there is a constant flux of scientists visiting the city because of the many scientific research institutes and scientific experiments located there, like the linear accelerator, the research reactor, ESO headquarters. Since parts of the Technische Universität München moved to Garching, many students frequent the city. The first nuclear research reactor of Garching, nicknamed Atomei (nuclear egg) made it into the citys coat of arms, and started the process leading to today's accumulation of research institutes. A number of roads and places are named after scientists, mathematicians and technical innovators, like for example "Carl-Von-Linde-Strasse", "Dieselstrasse", "Einsteinstrasse", "Eulerweg", "Heisenbergstrasse", "Max-Planck-Strasse", "Röntgenstrasse", "Schrödingerweg".


The town has four districts:

  • Garching
  • Dirnismaning
  • Hochbrück
  • Hochschul- und Forschungszentrum (University and Research Centre) - formerly known as Forschungsinstitute (Research Institutes)

Educational and research institutes

Several research and scientific educational institutions are based in Garching, including:

International relations

Garching bei München is twinned with:


External links

  • (Official Town Website)
  • European Southern Observatory (ESO)
  • Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)
  • Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
  • Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP)
  • Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ)
  • Physics Department TUM
  • Chemistry Department TUM
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Walter Meissner Institute (WMI)
  • Walter Schottky Institute (WSI)
  • Research Neutron Source (FMR II)
  • Federal Research Center for Food Chemistry (DFA)
  • Leibniz Computer Center (LRZ)
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