Garching bei München

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Garching bei München
Coat of arms of Garching bei München
Coat of arms
Garching bei München  is located in Germany
Garching bei München
Garching bei München
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 Munich
 • 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.

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 city's 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, 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)


The Munich U-Bahn metro line 6 connects the city with the stations Garching-Hochbrück, Garching and Garching-Forschungszentrum.

Educational and research institutes[edit]

Garching Research Center (Garching-Forschungszentrum)

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

International relations[edit]

Garching bei München is twinned with:


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