Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

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Humboldt Universität zu Berlin information

Location
Berlin , Germany
Address
Unter den Linden 6
Telephone
+49 30 2093 2951
Getting there
Bus: 100, 200, TXL
Ubahn: Französische Strasse
More information
www.hu-berlin.de/en
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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.