28-29 March 2023
Europe/Berlin timezone

Venue & Excursion


On MONDAY: As a special side event to the European Cryogenic Days, we would like to offer you to participate in an exclusive guided tour for ECD participants through the European Satellite Control Center (ESA/ESOC) in Darmstadt.

Together with ESA/ESOC, we plan to organize guided tours in English. These 90-minute tours will take place on Monday afternoons at 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm.

You can sign up for a group tour and we will fill groups as we go. Unfortunately, a choice of time will not be possible for organizational reasons.

The ESA/ESOC is located within walking distance of the main train station in Darmstadt. Please organize your own individual arrival.

For the visit of the ESA/ESOC it is necessary to state your nationality in the registration form and to bring a valid ID. 



WEDNESDAY afternoon it is foreseen to have an excursion to the FAIR construction site focusing on the cryogenic infrastructure of FAIR. The cryoplant and the distribution system just in the installation phase.

As the FAIR site is still a construction site, safety boots (S3) for the visit are required. Additional safety equipment (vests and helmets) will be provided.




Due to the unclear situation in respect to Covid no conference hotel is organized.

Please make use of one of the customary booking portals to find a hotel.




The European Cryogenic Days will be organized at the GSI Campus.

How to get to GSI:






The European Cryogenic Days welcomes you in the Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region, in the City of Darmstadt, Germany. Darmstadt, also dubbed the "City of Science", is a major centre of science institutes like GSI/FAIR. It is home to three universities and hosts the European Space Operation Centre (ESOC). It has also a rich cultural heritage. Most notably it was a centre of the Art Nouveau movement ("Jugendstil") and is hence awarded a UNESCO world heritage site, the "Mathildenhöhe".