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Humboldt University (Humboldt Universitat)

Berlin, Germany
+49 30 209399370
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Founded in 1810, this prestigious university has seen the likes of Hegel, Bismarck, Einstein and Marx within its walls.
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We saw this building as part of our Famous Insider Walking Tour. Humboldt University sits on a public square Bebelplatz on Unter den Linden. It is sad that one man tinted and cast a shadow over German history. Due to Hitler, on May 10, 1933,...More

Thank 2torontotraveller
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

On our free walking tour we came to the university. Many great people in history were students/ professors here. Our guide spoke of the book burning that happened here. The memorial in in the square in front of the the university.

Thank kbulney
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Berlin has sooo many great buildings, hard to imagine given history, but the standard of so many is impressive, Humbolt University included.

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great beautiful and imposing building around central Berlin, clean and historic if you realize that Karl Marx studied here!

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Humboldt University is famous by many great minds that taught there, but also because Nazi's burned books at the square in front of it. The building itself is impressive, try to see it at night during the October Festival of Light, see attached photo.

1  Thank Davor R
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Impressive looking building where Einstein once taught before the war. Many other very famous novel prize winners were here.

Thank MadeByVR
Reviewed 18 August 2016

It’s sad that one man tinted and casted a shadow over German history. Some of the greatest minds in the world are German and these contributors to the world had their humble beginnings right here at Humboldt University. In fact, the Humboldt had as many...More

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We stopped here on our walking tour. The story of this university has a lot of historical significance - from Einstein being a lecturer, to the biggest number of Nobel prize winners, to the book burnings by the Nazis. It is now a lovely square...More

Thank helloimhatty
Reviewed 26 June 2016

There are a lot of things what you should probably know. Today there are some 35000 students. You can have a look inside where you can learn how many great personalities was here at the university - i.e. Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Bismark, Werner von...More

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 23 June 2016

As I walked by the Humboldt University, I couldn’t help but admire it. In fact, it was quite attractive. As a teacher, I am always curious about such establishments. I was able to find some information. It was in front of this university that they...More

Thank Robby G C
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum
Island. The central location makes this one of the
city's most expensive places to live. It is here the
oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence
of some significant transformations, as well. The
gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets
between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
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