Garching bei München

Garching bei München or Garching is a town in Bavaria, Germany, near Munich. It is the home of several research institutes and university departments. It became a city on 14 September 1990.

Garching bei München
Coat of arms of Garching bei München
Coat of arms
Location of Garching bei München
Garching bei München is located in Germany
Garching bei München
Garching bei München
Garching bei München is located in Bavaria
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
Admin. regionUpper Bavaria
 • MayorDietmar Gruchmann (SPD)
 • Total28.16 km2 (10.87 sq mi)
481 m (1,578 ft)
 • Total17,711
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes089
Vehicle registrationM
WebsiteOfficial website


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 Bundesautobahn 9.

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 (atomic 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 line U6 connects the city with the stations Garching-Hochbrück, Garching and Garching-Forschungszentrum.

Educational and research institutesEdit

Garching Research Center (Garching-Forschungszentrum)

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


Garching is part of the Nordallianz, a group of 8 towns situated between the city of Munich and Munich Airport.

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.


  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
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