Universität Bonn


  • The University of Bonn was founded in 1818.
  • The main university building, as well as the majority of the city centre, was destroyed in 1944 bombings.
  • Large re-construction programmes took place after the war, resulting in new facilities and an increase in student numbers.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Heinrich Heine, law student from 1819.
  • Karl Marx, law student from 1835.
  • Prinz Albert von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, philosophy from 1837.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, student of philosophy and theology from 1864.
  • Konrad Adenauer, law student from 1895.
  • Robert Schumann, law student from 1904.


University of Bonn, Regina-Pacis-Weg 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany