Old University (Alte Universität)

Short facts

  • Marburg

The world's first Protestant university, founded by Landgrave Philipp in 1527

Today the university shapes the life of the city with over 26,500 students in medicine, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.

The building visible today - the Old University - was built by Carl Schäfer in neo-Gothic style in 1873-91 on the foundations of the Dominican monastery from the late 13th century. The auditorium located here offers a unique insight into the history of the city of Marburg with its large-format history paintings by Peter Janssen.

The university church, built at the beginning of the 14th century, is half a millennium older than the neighboring neo-Gothic old university. Today the Department of Protestant Theology is located in the Old University.

Lahntor 3

35037 Marburg


Phone: +49 6421 / 9912-0

Website: www.marburg-tourismus.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten

General information

WeekdayTime of day
Tuesday - Sunday
09:00 bis 18:00
Opening times of the Alte Universität
Tuesday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Visiting the auditorium is only possible with a guided tour.
Opening times of the university church
Monday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The opening times may vary due to the current situation.
General Information
  • Parking Available
  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Toilet
Hygiene and infection control measures
  • Distance control
  • Notice signs
  • Heed the hygiene instructions

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