Garching bei München

Garching bei München

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
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Bavaria
District Munich
 • Mayor Dietmar Gruchmann (SPD)
 • Total 28.16 km2 (10.87 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,437
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/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.


  • Location 1
  • Districts 2
  • Transport 3
  • Educational and research institutes 4


The town is at , near the 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".


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

Garching Research Center (Garching-Forschungszentrum)

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