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Humboldt University (Humboldt Universitat)

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Address: Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 209399370
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Founded in 1810, this prestigious university has seen the likes of Hegel,...

Founded in 1810, this prestigious university has seen the likes of Hegel, Bismarck, Einstein and Marx within its walls.

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Significant history tags, see it during the Festival of Light

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

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

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 as 29 Nobel Prize winners, with Einstein himself teaching a class here before the war.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 to wander in and soak in the history.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Brauan, Max Planck, Albert Einstein - just to name some. The nazis burnt the book... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 burned Jewish books in 1933. However, now-a-days students concentrate on their studies, 35000 students are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

You know about this univerty has been the place of a very famous people, Grimm brothers used to teach there, and hiere some of its students......Albert Einstein, Karl Marx, Arthur Schopenhauer, Max Plank, etc..... This university has been model of the new clasical universities in America, It has a 29 Nobel prizes and you can visit it to reed moré... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

If you are Eistein fan, don't miss this university. He was one of the lecturer here, among other Nobel lecturers. must see on the picture of second floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This buildings on this university are very beautiful. When we were there they were having a used book sale. Great to see since this is the Univeristy in Berlin where the Nazi Book Burning took place in 1933. In addition this is the university that Karl Marx attended. If we go back we will spend more time exploring this university.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

The building is very nice and elegant. Walking around the area and buildings of the university is very enjoyable.

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