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 [ edit ]
The town is at
, near the 48°15′N 11°39′E / 48.250°N 11.650°E River Isar and the A9 autobahn.
Garching has a number of scientific research institutes and scientific experiments located in the city, including a linear accelerator and a research nuclear reactor. The nuclear research reactor, nicknamed
Atomei (nuclear egg) appears in the city's coat of arms, and started the process leading to an accumulation of research institutes. A number of roads and places in the city are named after scientists, mathematicians and technical innovators, including " Carl-Von-Linde-Strasse", " Dieselstrasse", " Einsteinstrasse", " Eulerweg", " Heisenbergstrasse", " Max-Planck-Strasse", " Röntgenstrasse", " Schrödingerweg".
Districts [ edit ]
The town has four districts:
Hochschul- und Forschungszentrum (University and Research Centre) - formerly known as
Forschungsinstitute (Research Institutes)
Transport [ edit ]
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:
Departments of the
Technische Universität München (TUM)
FRM-II research reactor semiconductor physics and engineering (Walter Schottky Institute)
 mechanical engineering
Max Planck Institutes:
Part of the physics department of the
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Headquarters of the
European Southern Observatory (ESO) Federal Research Institute for Food Chemistry (Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Lebensmittelchemie; DFA)
Walther Meißner Institute (WMI) of the
BAdW (low-temperature physics) Bavarian Center of Applied Energy Research (ZAE)
Reactor safety research
General Electric Global Research Center Leibniz-Rechenzentrum
 of the BAdW (central computing facilities for the Munich universities and other research institutes)
BMW M GmbH - high-performance/motorsport vehicle research and development
International relations [ edit ]
Garching bei München is
The town's association football club
VfR Garching, formed in 1921, experienced its greatest success in 2014 when it won promotion to the Regionalliga Bayern for the first time.
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