Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Reiterdenkmal Friedrich der Grosse
Seemingly surveying his domain, Frederick the Great cuts a commanding figure on horseback in this famous 1850 monument that kept...
This columned, temple-like neoclassical structure (1818) was Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s first important Berlin commission. Originally a...
In 1933 the Nazi German Student League organised the first full-blown public book burning in Germany. Works by Brecht, Mann, Marx and...
Artistic director Shermin Langhoff has made the smallest of Berlin’s four state-funded theatres the dedicated home of the so-called...
Unter den Linden 6 · interesting places nearby
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin information
Marx and Engels studied here and the Brothers Grimm and Albert Einstein taught here, at Berlin’s oldest university, founded in 1810 and housed in a palace built by Frederick the Great for his brother Heinrich. Statues of the uni’s founder, philosopher Wilhelm von Humboldt, and his explorer brother Alexander flank the main entrance.
Until the 1950s it produced plenty of Nobel Prize winners, including Max Planck (physics, 1918) and Albert Einstein (physics, 1921). The last prize went to Werner Forssmann for medicine in 1956. These days, some 34,000 students try to pick up on this illustrious legacy.