The University of Greifswald is one of the oldest universities in Europe. The baroque main building with the old faculties in the middle of the old town is a particularly popular destination for tourists.
Founded in 1456, the University of Greifswald is the second oldest in Northern Europe. It was founded on the initiative of the then mayor - and soon afterwards first rector - Heinrich Rubenow. Due to its long tradition, the University of Greifswald has numerous collections with several million objects like no other in Germany.
More than 12,000 students enliven the city of around 60,000 inhabitants and ensure a varied and lively atmosphere. The university's baroque main building on Rubenowplatz and the various institutes with their historic lecture halls are located in the heart of the old town. The new campus on Berthold-Beitz-Platz with its natural science and medical institutes, the large central library and the new canteen also offers excellent study conditions.
If you want to immerse yourself in the exciting history of the old university, you can take part in various guided tours and visit the assembly hall, the council hall and the dungeon.