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Archduke Albrecht VI founded his university in Freiburg in 1457, but lectures did not begin until 1460, with 214 students.

Original faculties

The motto of the first rector Matthäus Hummel - "...wisdom has built itself a house..." leads into a cube where the four faculties of the Albertina are presented.


Questions about the usefulness and expediency of the studies were to lead to a more practice-oriented education. Latin as the scholarly language was replaced by German, a public library was established, and profanity entered the University.

Cabinet of wonder

The cabinet of wonder is reminiscent of the royal cabinets of curiosity and the old scientific collections, most of which perished in Freiburg in 1944. The objects exhibited here are a kaleidoscope of the micro- and macrocosm of Freiburg's scientific fields.

Higher education for women

Freiburg was the first German university where women could matriculate.

Nazi era and reconstruction

During the Nazi period, ideological subjects were introduced at the University of Freiburg and students and teachers were expelled for racist and political reasons - propaganda was part of everyday life.

Due to the effects of the war, large parts of the University were severely destroyed. As a prerequisite for matriculation, students had to provide reconstruction aid.


The moulage collection of the Dermatological Clinic shows contemporary skin diseases and was set up as a collection of teaching materials and as a teaching aid.

Student protests

Demonstrations and the occupation of the rectorate still shape the memory of the 1968s.

Who ist Who

Visitors can find out who studied in Freiburg and what became of Freiburg students at this delightful guessing wall.

Student Stories

Student groups and fraternities in all imaginable forms have been part of Freiburg's university life for about 200 years. Whereas decades ago, most of them were organized, today the individuality and independence of the students prevails by far.


The so-called Karzer (student prisons) are the last visible remnants of the former university jurisdiction. They are not only commemorated in the Uniseum, but the two Karzer can also be visited in a separate guided tour.

Statutes and students

A staged lecture scene based on the statute book of Johannes Kerer (1496/1504) gives a vivid and acoustic impression of a Latin lecture.

Architectural history of the Old University

The architectural history is devoted to the history and use of the oldest university building, whose origins go back to a Romanesque residential development from the 13th century.