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Visit Forschungszentrum Jülich

Forschungszentrum Jülich is open to everyone. We would like to invite you to take part in one of our tours free of charge. Specialist knowledge is not required. Please use the online form to contact the Visitor Service team and arrange a date.

Besuchertour am Forschungszentrum

We organize tours for groups of at least ten participants. Larger groups will be split up. Groups of senior school students are also welcome to participate in a tour.

Programme for General Tours

  • When you have arrived at Forschungszentrum Jülich, a scientist will give you an overview of our institution and the research topics we cover. You will have the opportunity to ask questions or discuss current research topics.
  • During a bus tour, you will then get to know our two-square-kilometre campus with its institutes and large-scale equipment.
  • A visit to one of our laboratories gives you an insight into our current research. Here, you will get to know the workplaces, research objectives, and methods used in the respective research area.

Thematic Priorities for General Tours

We offer tours on different scientific topis by bus or bicycle. Please select a research area. We will try to arrange the programme for your visit accordingly.

Solarzelle: Heißer Draht

Energy, Climate and Bioeconomy

Forschungszentrum Jülich is developing environmentally friendly ways of converting and storing energy in the 21st century and investigates how ecosystems can be utilized in a way that is both sustainable and environmentally compatible.

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Hirnschnitt: MRT (links) und PET (rechts) kombiniert (mitte).


The human brain with its structures and functions is at the centre of health research at Jülich. The aim is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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Festplatte mit Lesekopf

Information Technology

Technology for the computer storage of tomorrow: this is what Jülich spintronics experts and nanotechnologists are working on. The discovery of the GMR effect by Peter Grünberg, which made even better space-saving data carriers possible, secured the Nobel Prize in Physics for Jülich in 2007.

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Key Technologies

Supercomputing, neutron research, electron microscopy: these research areas are key enabling technologies that make groundbreaking discoveries possible in other scientific disciplines.

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Das 'Schweizer Taschenmesser' der Nanoelektronik

Scientific Infrastructure

Cutting-edge research is only possible with the support of an equally excellent scientific infrastructure. Unique devices and instruments are developed and built for international large-scale research at Jülich or with expertise from Jülich.

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Additional Information


Thomas Bierschenk
Tel: +49 2461 61-9366

Christina Hallen
Tel: +49 2461 61-4662

Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions on the Tour by Bike

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Registration for General Tour

Do you already have a specific date in mind? Please contact us via Mail:


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How to Reach us

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