Collection Portal

The University of Tübingen houses the largest number of scientific collections at a German university. In its more than 70 specialized collections, it preserves more than 130 sub-collections as well as unique treasures from various disciplines: From the cast collection to the zoological collection, from astrophysics to dentistry. The University of Tübingen is also the only university in the world with a share of two different entries in the UNESCO World Heritage List (40,000-year-old Ice Age art and wetland settlements/pile dwellings in the Alpine region) and an entry in the Guinness Book of Records (oldest giant wine barrel). On this page you will find most of the collections with their locations and possible opening hours listed alphabetically by their names.

Furthermore, you can download the collection brochure as pdf here


Abbildung: Abgusssammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Collection of mouldings

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
Wed to Sun from 10am to 5pm | Thurs from 10am to 7pm
Abbildung: Altorientalische Sammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Collection of Ancient Oriental Studies

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
Wed to Sun from 10am to 5pm | Thurs from 10am to 7pm
Abbildung: Ethnologische Sammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Ethnological Collection

Pentagonal Tower (Hohentübingen Castle), Burgsteige 11
Wed to Sun from 10am to 5pm | Thurs from 10am to 7pm

Old Observatory

Waldhäuserstraße 70, 72076 Tübingen
By appointment

Egyptian Collection

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
Wed to Sun from 10am to 5pm | Thurs from 10am to 7pm

Anatomical Collection

Old Anatomy, Österbergstraße 3
By appointment
Bild: Archäobotanische Sammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Archaeobotanical Collection

Institute for Archaeological Sciences, Rümelinstraße 23
By appointment
Abbildung: Arno-Ruoff Archiv © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Arno-Ruoff-Archive

Ob dem Himmelreich 7
By appointment
Abbildung: Archäozologische Sammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Zooarchaeological Collection

Institute for Archaeological Sciences, Rümelinstraße 23
By appointment
Abbildung: Augenärztliche Sammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Ophthalmological collection

University Eye Hospital Tübingen, Elfriede-Aulhorn-Straße 7
Currently not open to the public

Astrophysical Collection

Institute for Astonomy and Astrophysics, Sand 1
Currently not open to the public

Biblical-Archaeological Collection

Theologicum, Liebermeisterstraße 14
By appointment
Abbildung: Biochemische Gerätesammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Biochemical Instrument Collection

Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry (IFIB), Auf der Morgenstelle 34
By appointment
Abbildung: Physiologisch-Chemische Präparatesammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Biochemical Preparation Collection

Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry (IFIB), Auf der Morgenstelle 34
By appointment

Drill Core Collection

Department of Geoscience, Schnarrenbergstraße 94–96
Currently not open to the public
Abbildung: Buchfalt Sammlung Heidtmann © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Folded Book Collection Heidtmann

Pfleghof (MUT-Administration), Schulberg 2
By appointment
Abbildung: Computersammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Computer Collection

Sand 1, 13, 14
Mon to Fri, 8am to 8pm

Photo Collection of Classical Archaeology

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
By appointment
Abbildung: Fotosammlung des kunsthistorischen Instituts © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Photo Collection of the Institute of Art History

Bonatz building, Wilhelmstraße 32
By appointment
Abbildung: Fundus Wissenschaftsgeschichte © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

History of Science Collection

Depot, Sand 5
Currently not open to the public

Collection of Paintings of the University

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
By appointment
Abbildung: Botanischer Garten © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Botanical Gardens with Collections

Botanicals Gardens, Hartmeyerstraße 123
Mon to Fri from 7:30am to 4:30pm (greenhouses from 8am to 4:30pm) Weekends and holidays from 8am until 4:30pm (greenhouses from 10am to 4:30 pm)
Abbildung: Gemäldesammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Kölle Collection of Paintings

New University Assembly Hall
By appointment

Geoarchaeological Collection

Institute for Archaeological Sciences, Rümelinstraße 23
By appointment
Abbildung: Geographische Kartensammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Geographical Map Collection

Rümelinstraße 19–23 (Room H601), 72070 Tübingen
By appointment

Glass Slide Collection of the Institute of Art History

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
By appointment
Abbildung: Graphische Sammlung Highlight © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Graphic Collection

Bonatz building, Wilhelmstraße 32
By appointment
Abbildung: Herbrarium Tubingense © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Herbarium Tubingense

Auf der Morgenstelle 5
By appointment

Historical Furniture Collection

Pfleghof, Schulberg 2
Currently not open to the public

Human Physiology Collection

Institute of Physiology, Wilhelmstraße 56
Currently not open to the public

Ceramics Collection of Medieval Archaeology

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
By appointment

Printing Plate Collection

Pfleghof, Schulberg 2
Currently not open to the public
Abbildung: Landesmusikarchiv © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Swabian State Music Archive

Pfleghof, Schulberg 2
By appointment
Abbildung: Mathematische Instrumentensammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Mathematical Instrument Collection

Building C, Auf der Morgenstelle 10
Currently not open to the public

Mathematical Model Collection

Building C, Auf der Morgenstelle 10
Mon to Fri from 8am to 8pm
Abbildung: Mediathek des Zentrums für Medienkompetenz © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Media Library of the Center for Media Competence

Media Library (Brecht building), Wilhelmstraße 50
Mon, Wed, Fri from 2pm to 4pm | Tues und Thurs from 10am to 12pm

Medical History Instrument Collection

Depot, Sand 5
Currently not open to the public
Abbildung: Medizinisch-Technische Sammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Medical-Technical Collection

University Hospital Tübingen, Otfried-Müller-Straße 4
Currently not open to the public

Moulage collection

University Dermatology Clinic, Liebermeisterstraße 25
Currently not open to the public
Abbildung: Münzsammlung der Islamischen Numismatik © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Coin Collection of Islamic Numismatics

Department of Oriental and Islamic Studies, Wilhelmstraße 113
By appointment

Coin Collection of Classical Archaeology

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
Wed to Sun from 10am to 5pm | Thurs from 10am to 7pm
Abbildung: Musikinstrumentensammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Musical Instrument Collection

Pfleghof, Schulberg 2
By appointment
Bild: Neonatologische Sammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Neonatological Collection

Neonatology, Calwerstraße 7 & Hoppe-Seyler-Straße 6
Currently not open to the public
Abbildung: Originalsammlung der klassischen Archäologie © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Original Collection of Classical Archaeology

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
Wed to Sun from 10am to 5pm | Thurs from 10am to 7pm
Abbildung: Osteologische Sammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Osteological Collection

Institute for Archaeological Sciences, Rümelinstraße 23
By appointment

Paleontological Collection

Department of Geoscience, Sigwartstraße 10
Mon to Fri from 9am to 5pm
Bild: Pathologische Sammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Pathology Collection

Institute of Pathology and Neuropathology, Liebermeisterstraße 8
By appointment

Pharmacological Collection

Lothar-Meyer building, Wilhelmstraße 5
Currently not open to the public
Abbildung: Physikalische Sammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Physics Collection

Building C, Auf der Morgenstelle 14
By appointment

Professors' Gallery

Bonatz building, Wilhelmstraße 32
By appointment
Abbildung: Psychologische Sammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Psychological Collection

Schleichstraße 4
Mon to Fri from 9am to 6.30pm

Collection of Prehistory

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
Wed to Sun from 10am to 5pm | Thurs from 10am to 7pm
Abbildung: Sammlung der Anorganischen Chemie © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Collection of Inorganic Chemistry

Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, Auf der Morgenstelle 18
Tours currently not available
Abbildung: Sammlung der Empirischen Kulturwissenschaft © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Archive of Everyday Cultures

Ludwig-Uhland-Institut (Hohentübingen Castle), Burgsteige 11
By appointment
[Translate to English:] Abbildung: Evangelische Predigeranstalt © MUT Tübingen

Collection of the Protestant Preachers Institute

Castle Church, Burgsteige 11
Only open on special occasions

Collection Women's Clinic

University Women's Clinic Tübingen, Calwer Straße 7
Currently not open to the public

Gärtner Collection at the Herbarium Tubingense

Auf der Morgenstelle 5
By appointment
Abbildung: Sammlung der jüngeren Urgeschichte © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Collection of Recent Prehistory

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
Wed to Sun from 10am to 5pm | Thurs from 10am to 7pm

Collection Micropaleontology

Department Geosciences, Sigwartstraße 10
Currently not open to the public
Abbildung: Universitätsbibliothek © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Collections of the University Library

University Library of Tübingen, Wilhelmstraße 32
Mon to Fri from 9am to 12pm and from 1pm to 4pm
Abbildung: Universitätsarchiv © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Collections of the University Archives

Bonatz building, Wilhelmstraße 32
Mon to Fri from 9am to 12pm and from 1pm to 4pm

Collection for Ethics and History of Medicine

Section History of Medicine, Goethestraße 6
By appointment
Abbildung: Halbritter © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Collection Halbritter

Depot, Sand 5
Currently not open to the public
Abbildung: Sammlung Schmalzriedt © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Collections Lessing and Schmalzriedt

Depot, Auf dem Sand 5
Currently not open to the public

Record Collection of the Musicology Department

Pfleghof, Schulberg 2
By appointment

Chart Collection of the ENT Clinic

Department of Otolaryngology at University Hospital Tübingen, Elfriede-Aulhorn-Straße 5
Currently not open to the public

Castle Barrel

Hohentübingen Castle , Burgsteige 11
Open to the public from November 1st to March 15th

Castle Church

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
Only open on special occasions

Castle Laboratory

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
Wed to Sun from 10am to 5pm | Thurs from 10am to 7pm

Castle Observatory

Hohentübingen Castle, Burgsteige 11
Wed to Sun from 10am to 5pm | Thurs from 10am to 7pm
Abbildung: Silberschatz der Universität © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Silver Treasure of the University

New University Assembly Hall, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz
Currently not open to the public

Sculpture Collection of the University

Museum of the University of Tübingen | Administration
Designated at the respective location

Dental Collection

University Hospital, Osianderstraße 2–8
Mon to Fri from 8am to 5pm

Zoological Collection

Zoological Display Collection , Sigwartstraße 3
Wed to Thurs from 9am to12pm and 1pm to 4pm
Abbildung: Mineralogische Sammlung © Museum der Universität Tübingen/Valentin Marquardt

Mineral Collection

Lothar-Meyer building, Wilhelmstraße 56
Wed from 3pm to 5pm