This uni and Munich’s technical uni, the Technische Universität München, consistently rank in the top three of all German universities, making this a prestigious place to study indeed.
LMU was founded in Ingolstadt in 1472 and shifted to Munich in 1826.
King Ludwig I wanted it in Munich to turn Ludwig Strasse into a “Forum of Science” to counterbalance the “Forum of Art” at Königsplatz.
The uni has a history of churning out Nobel Prize-winning braniacs, including quantum theory founder Max Plank (1858-1947) and chemist Gerhard Ertl (born 1937).
Location: Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Munich
Open: White Rose Museum 10am to 4pm
Cost: Free admission
Directions: Take the U3 or U6, the nearest station is Universität.
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