1472, the first Bavarian university was founded by Duke Ludwig the Rich in Ingolstadt. Elector Max IV Joseph, she moved to Landshut in 1800 and 1826 won the University King Ludwig I in Munich. Initially it was housed in a former Jesuit college in addition to Michael's Church. Friedrich von Gärtner, built 1835-1840, the Forum at the Ludwig Street with the two bucket wells after Roman models, which are in the middle of the Scholl-Platz and Professor-Huber-Platz. Zoom leaflets The squares are named after the founders of the resistance group "White Rose" who studied here and fought against the Nazi regime. Sunken leaflets in front of the fountain of Scholl-Platz still remember, as Hans and Sophie Scholl in 1943 in the atrium of the University their leaflets distributed. After she had told the janitor, the atrium, they were executed shortly after this. The establishment of the memorial site, "White Rose" in the atrium and exhibition information and library in detail about the resistance group.
Originally the University was designed for 1,500 students. At the beginning of the 20th Century was an extension of the German Bestelmeyer Amalienstraße way necessary. The Roman thermal architecture oriented to the atrium with barrel-vaulted arms connecting the new wings to the old building.
Today about 50,000 students study at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität, with the spaces of the individual faculties are spread all over the city.
White Rose memorial site opening times Mon to Fri 10 - 16 clock, Thu 10-21 clock
From 01.08. to 15.09. and 22.12. closed until 6:01:01 and on public holidays
Subway: U3, U6, Universität