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Guided tours through GSI and FAIR

Scientists want to unravel unsolved secrets about the structure and the evolution of the universe with experiments at the GSI accelerator facility in Darmstadt. In the next few years, the unique FAIR facility will be built – one of the largest and most complex accelerator centers in the world.

You are welcome to visit our facility including the construction field of the new facility FAIR.

Corona virus prevention

As a preventive measure regarding the corona virus, GSI and FAIR all visits to the campus are cancelled until further notice. Due to the resulting organizational reasons we cannot assign any dates for the time being. As soon as we offer dates again, we will inform you on this website.

Program of your guided tour

An introductory lecture offers you an overview of the facilities and the current research at GSI and in the future at FAIR. Afterwards the guided tour through the facility will take you to selected points of interest and you can have a look at the FAIR construction site. The total duration is approx. 2 hours.

During your visit our employees will guide you. Our guides strive to keep explanations comprehensible and suitable for your group.


A visit of the GSI-facilites is free of charge. We are a publicly funded research institution. For this reason our tours are free of charge and may not be used commercially by third parties.

Registration for a guided tour

Basically visits are possible from Monday to Friday. Nonetheless not all dates are possible as visits depend on the operation schedule.

The number of participants should exceed 10 persons and stay below a maximum of 40 persons. For smaller groups or single persons we will try to find a date where you can join an existing group. Larger groups above 40 persons can only be handled in exceptional cases after separate consultation of our office.

We try to show our research facilities to as many people as possible. However, we ask for your understanding that unfortunately we are not able to offer a guided tour on every requested date.

Request a date for your guided tour via the electronical registration form


In case of further questions please contact:

Katharina Becker
Fon: +49-6159-71-1397
E-Mail: k.becker(at)


Find out what others think about their visit in the comments of participants (German only).


GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
FAIR - Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research
Planckstraße 1
64291 Darmstadt