University of Freiburg: Tours of Freiburg’s University History

The Uniseum invites to five discovery tours in the city center and at the Schlossberg

In light of the city’s 2020/21 anniversary, the Uniseum at the University of Freiburg is offering a special treat. Based on the theme “Uniseum goes public,” the museum is planning city tours to various University sites throughout the city. A total of five discovery tours will be held between July 1 and 24, 2021.

“The purpose of the tours is to demonstrate how closely interlinked the city‘s history is with that of the University’s,” explains Sandra Haas, curator at the Uniseum. The city tours are financed with money provided by the Alumni Freiburg sponsoring association for the city anniversary program.

From the library to the university prison

On Thursday, July 1, “A Stroll through the Library History of the Alma Mater” will start at 12 p.m. at the Old University Archway, the entrance to the Uniseum, at Bertoldstrasse 17. On Saturday, July 3, a tour of Freiburg’s city center will begin at 11 a.m. at the same meeting point on the topic “Old University and University Church – Curse and Blessing of the Jesuit Installation.” On Saturday, July 10, starting at 2 p.m., a guided tour will begin at the “Dattler” restaurant on Schlossberg on the topic “Pub crawl 1928 – Drunk student pranks.” Visitors should be able to walk well for this event. On Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at the archway of the Old University starts the story of the “Conflict between the University and the City – Own Jurisdiction and University Prison.” The tour will conclude on Saturday, July 24, starting at 2 p.m. with the topic “Blasphemy, laughter, learning at and in the KG I – A building reveals Freiburg’s history.” The meeting point for this tour is at the main portal of the KGI near the statues of Homer and Aristotle. The tours are planned to take between 60 and 90 minutes.

Registration is required

Participation is free of charge. The number of participants is limited to 15 people per tour. Registration is required at the latest the day before at info@uniseum.de or by calling 0761 / 203-3835. Name, address and telephone number are required. The minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained during the tours. A mask or a negative Covid test result are not currently required as of June 28, 2021.

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