DLR site Oberpfaffenhofen

The activities at the DLR site in Oberpfaffenhofen focus on the operation of aerospace missions as well as research and development in the fields of Earth observation, navigation, communications, robotics, transport and digitalisation.

With approximately 2000 employees in 13 scientific facilities, the DLR site in Oberpfaffenhofen is one of the largest research centres in Germany. Here, the areas of focus include participation in space missions, climate research, Earth observation, the development of navigation systems and the further development of robotics technology.

To this end, DLR works closely with universities and research institutes in Germany and abroad, as well as with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the US space agency NASA. As the largest employer in the region, DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen offers high-quality jobs and ensures that the regional economy is strengthened with spin-offs and start-ups.

Space robotics, satellites for environmental research and much more: The DLR_School_Lab Oberpfaffenhofen gives our young visitors an introduction to the world of space research. The itinerary also includes a visit to DLR's German Space Operations Center.

DLR site Oberpfaffenhofen
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Münchener Straße 20
82234 Weßling


DLR site Oberpfaffenhofen (German only)
Video about the Oberpfaffenhofen site.

Institutes and facilities






Miriam Poetter

Corporate Communications, Oberpfaffenhofen, Augsburg, Weilheim
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Corporate Communications
Münchener Straße 20, 82234 Weßling
Tel: +49 8153 28-2297

Zekeriya Ceyhanli

Sitemanagement Oberpfaffenhofen, Augsburg and Weilheim
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Münchener Straße 20, 82234 Weßling