Guided tour of DLR site Cologne

Guided tour of DLR site Cologne
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    DLR Cologne

    DLR has its headquaters in Cologne. The site is located next to Cologne-Bonn airport. Approximately 1,500 employees work in the institutes and facilities and in the central administration.

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) in Cologne offers interested groups the opportunity to learn more about DLR and its research through a 2.5-hour scientific presentation. The presentation is held from Monday to Friday at 10am and again at 1pm; advance registration is required. Attendance is free of charge, and on request the presentation can also be given in English.

The group should have a minimum size of 10 and a maximum size of 25 people. Young people under the age of 16 can unfortunately not be admitted.

After a short general introduction, our specially trained DLR hosts will present the following institutes and facilities:

  • DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine (DLR-Institut für Luft- und Raumfahrtmedizin)
  • DLR Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, Department of Solar Research (DLR-Institut für Technische Thermodynamik, Solarforschung)
  • European Astronaut Centre (Europäisches Astronautenzentrum; EAC)
  • User Support Centre for space experiments (Nutzerzentrum für Weltraumexperimente; MUSC)


In order to book a guided tour, please provide DLR with information about the group, the number of participants and three suggested dates for the visit. Bookings should be made at least six months in advance. Please send your request to besucherwesen-kp[at] Petra Scholz, responsible for Visitor Relations at DLR Corporate Communications, can provide further information.

Please note: The DLR site is very large - it can take up to 15-20 minutes to get from one building to another.

Legal notice

The guided tours offered by DLR can not be included in any commercial activity or offer. DLR reserves the right to make changes to the programme or to reschedule visits at any time if internal procedures so require. DLR will of course inform any groups affected by rescheduling as early as possible. Registration does not entitle groups in any way to be given a guided tour in a specific form or on a specific date. In this respect, DLR wishes to emphasise that any costs that may be incurred as a consequence, such as cancellation fees etc., cannot, unfortunately, be refunded.

Last modified:
11/12/2015 11:34:35