The Liebig-Museum is one of the most famous chemistry museums in the world. It shows the historical laboratory of the renowed chemist Justus Liebig who worked in Giessen from 1824 to 1852. The laboratory has not changed since the days Liebig worked there.

Apart from the opportunity to walk through the exhibition area, there are also guided tours and lectures.

Liebigstr. 12
35390 Giessen

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Admission: 4€ (2,50€ reduced admission fee)




At the Mathematikum, scientifical phenomena are presented interactivly in order to make them easier to understand. Visitors can do puzzles, build bridges, do ball races or create a soap bubble which envelopes the entire body.

Liebigstr. 8
35390 Giessen

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Weekend & Holidays: 10:00am-7:00pm

Admission: 9€ (6€ reduced admission fee)

University main building

The old university main building was built in 1880. Today it is primarily used as an auditorium.

Ludwigstr. 23
35390 Giessen

Botanical Garden

Dating back to 1609, the Botanical Garden is part of the Department of Biology and Chemistry of the JLU and its oldest institution. The parc is about 4 hectares in size. It is open to public from March 20th to October 20th and the admission is free. Furthermore, there are guided tours and lectures available.

Senckenbergstr. 6
35390 Giessen

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-7:00pm
Weekend & Holidays: 8:00am-6:00pm


Schiffenberg Monastery

The monastery is located about 5km south of the city center. In the summer time events are held in the monastery. There is also a restaurant that offers local food and refreshments.

Domäne Schiffenberg
35394 Giessen