Winter Break at the University of Greifswald
Dear Sir or Madam,

The University of Greifswald will be closed 23rd December 2019 – 1st January 2020.
During this period there will be no guided tours of the university.


We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a good start into the new year.

Public Guided Tours

Public Guided Tours

Every year, the University of Greifswald’s Kustodie offers daily guided tours through the Aula and the Karzer(student detention cell)from the 1st April until the 31st October, Mondays to Sundays at 3.00 p.m. 

Look into the eyes of great thinkers and over the shoulders of talented doctors of the University of Greifswald. Get to know the history of Pomerania’s Alma Mater and of the oldest Swedish University. Learn more about the University during the political upheavals of the past 200 years. We are going to show you our front room, the baroque Aula, and you can take a look at our prison. Be amazed by the pranks played by former students who had to spend time here. 

In exceptional cases, (for instance during University events) you cannot visit the Aula. As an alternative, you can visit the Konzilsaal in the University Main Building, the Auditorium Maximum or the historical lecture hall with its original benches that is still in use today.

The guided tour is open to the public; prior registration is not required. 

General Information

When 1st April until 31st October
Mondays to Sundays at 3.00 p.m.
Duration 45 minutes
Language German
Participation fees € 5.00 per person
€ 3.50 discount for students/school pupils
Payment in cash to your tour guide
Meeting point At the Rubenow Memorial in front of the University’s Main Building (Rubenowplatz)