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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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Berlin, Germany
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"nobel prize winners"
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"karl marx"
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"book burning"
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"unter den linden"
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"great building"
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"public square"
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"lovely square"
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"german history"
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"library"
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"einstein"
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"studied"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To the casual visitor, this University is manifested by big classic buildings. It all looks very serious. Set in the center. In the summer, one finds lovely outdoor cafes and bars.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quick visit at Humboldt University has an impressive alumni that includes Albert Einstein and Karl Marx. It also produced the most Nobel prize winners. The building is stunning and you can also see the book burning memorial. It shows an empty underground library where...More

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

A beautiful building and interesting to learn that this university has produced the greatest amount of Nobel prize winners! A lot of famous names passed though here, including Karl Marx and Einstein. Very interesting, and sad, to hear about the book burning and empty library.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We stopped here on our hop on hop off- bus tour. The history of this university is remarkable. Many significant people have been studying and teaching here such as Einstein.

Thank MateEeMa
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely square with a very famous University. Great building and so many famous academics started here so worth seeing.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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
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Reviewed 10 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.

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