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 Dietmar Gruchmann (SPD)
 • Total 28.16 km2 (10.87 sq mi)
Elevation 481 m (1,578 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,099
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 85748
Dialling codes 089
Vehicle registration M
Website Official website

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.

Garching has a number of scientific research institutes and scientific experiment facilities 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 such as Carl von Linde, Rudolf Diesel, Albert Einstein, Leonhard Euler, Werner Heisenberg, Max Planck, Wilhelm Röntgen, and Erwin Schrödinger.


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:


The town's 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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