At the Uniseum Freiburg – the museum of the University of Freiburg – there’s a great deal to see and discover. Whether it’s about the eventful coexistence of the university and the city of Freiburg, or the question of why professors in the 19th Century rejected wearing academic robes, or talars, or the leading role the University of Freiburg played in allowing women to study … all that and much more can now be experienced acoustically by using an audio guide or a smart phone. Curator Sandra Haas says, “During recent months we’ve written texts and had audio professionally produced for 20 selected listening stations.” The listening stations are distributed throughout the entire Uniseum and each one is about a minute-and-a-half long. They can be called up in either German or English. Haas emphasizes, “I’m really pleased that we’re able to provide the audio recordings in English as well because it’s an especially attractive offering for international visitors.”
The Uniseum as a World of University Experience
What is more, in addition to the digital guides, students and doctoral candidates will continue to give tours of the Uniseum Freiburg exhibitions free-of-charge. These take place on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 2:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. The university museum of the University of Freiburg is located in the city center in the Old University.
The permanent exhibit of the museum occupies more than one thousand square meters of space and allows visitors to stroll through six centuries of university history and history of science. In keeping with the ideas of “Astonishment – Research – Educating,” visitors can discover the research and teaching activities at the University of Freiburg from the start in the 15th Century until today. Several interactive stations actually allow guests to immerse themselves in a small world of university experiences. “The Uniseum Freiburg isn’t just a classic museum with guided tours. It also works as a site for communication and meeting place,” Haas elaborates.