ESOC guided tours

Tours of the ESOC facilities are arranged by Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt Marketing GmbH.

Groups (20 people max.) can book their own tour. Individuals can join public guided tours. The minimum age for participants is 10 years.

Tours can be booked in German, English or other languages (please contact the office below for inquiries).

When do tours take place?

On Mondays: 10:00 - 11:30; 11:30 - 13:00; 14:00 - 15:30; 15:30 - 17:00 
On Wednesdays: 14:00 - 15:30; 15:30 - 17:00
On Fridays: 13:30 - 15:00; 15:00 - 16:30; 16:30 - 18:00

To find out the dates for the public guided tours, please contact Darmstadt Marketing.

What`s the price for a tour?

Price for a guided group tour (1,5 hours) in German: 95€
Price for a guided group tour (1,5 hours) in another language: 100€
Price for individuals participating in a public guided tour (1,5 hours): 7€ per person (reduced price: 5€ per person)

Further information

A list with all participants (names, first names & nationality) is required five working days before the tour and should be sent to Darmstadt Marketing. All participants have to identify themselves with a valid ID/passport on the day of the tour.

What does the tour include?

Mission controllers at work in the Main Control Room, ESOC, Germany
Main Control Room (MCR) at ESOC in Darmstadt

The tour includes a short introduction film and a visit of ESOC's operations facilities, e.g. the Main Control Room (MCR).

Participants can also take a look at the Rosetta engineering model and further mission specific control rooms. Information brochures will be handed out after the tour.

Registration and contact

To register for a tour and for any further questions, please contact Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt Marketing GmbH

ContactDarmstadt Shop Luisencenter
Luisenplatz 5
64283 Darmstadt

Tel: +49-06151-13 45 11
Fax: +49-06151-13 47 58 58 


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