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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Campus Mitte

Vibrant student life in historical surroundings

Campus Mitte is the oldest of the three HU campuses. Nearly all of the humanities, social sciences, economics and business administration faculties and their departments are located here between the French Cathedral, Lustgarten, Berbelplatz, Brandenburg Gate and other sights around the magnificent boulevard of Unter den Linden in Berlin’s historical centre. The heart of Campus Mitte is HU’s main building at Unter den Linden 6, with numerous political institutions, embassies, historic buildings, cultural institutes, cafés, shops and hotels nearby.

With its true research and teaching treasures, Campus Mitte adds a gallant touch to its historical surroundings. The more than 100 different scientific collections there contain over 30 million objects – including exhibits from Alexander von Humboldt’s travels and the private library of the Brothers Grimm. Humboldt-Universität has an impact on city life as a result of its artistic and scientific collections. The campus has experienced more than 200 years of eventful history – a history shaped by its very special location, once at the centre of Prussia and Germany, next the capital of East Germany, and now the centre of the reunified German nation.