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Old treasures

The 'Alte Mainbrücke'

The 'Alte Mainbrücke' is the oldest bridge of Würzburg crossing the Main river and has always been a popular meeting spot, as the picture postcard of 1953 showcases - back then, the bridge was still open to motorised vehicles. The photo is part of the extensive collection of picture postcards of Willi Dürrnagel.

AUDIMAX, University building at the 'Sanderring', 1945

Shortly before the end of the Second World War, approximately 90% of the city centre of Würzburg was destroyed, including the auditorium 'Audimax'. Only six months later, the auditorium was partly reopened for teaching. #jmu #würzburg #secondworldwar

ANTIQUITY SEMINAR ROOM

What used to be a cozy library room in the fifties and sixties is now a 'regular' seminar room with rows of chairs. Do you know where the room could be?

Left photo: Pressestelle, University of Würzburg

 

LIBRARY AT THE HUBLAND

The university library at the Hubland is a meeting point for industrious students. Yet the building isn't that old: It was build between 1974 and 1981, costing 17.2 million euros! Who has seen the building site back then?

 

Left photo: Pressestelle JMU/Emmerich

OLDSCHOOL AUDIMAX

The university's central lecture hall called auditorium or audimax has gone through a lot of changes since 1897.

 

Left photo: Pressestelle JMU

THE OLD ATRIUM

Do you recognize the stairs leading up the atrium? Back in 1897, the architecture was looking a lot more elaborated! Who might have climbed these stairs? You might know at least one of them - hint: Würzburg's famous Nobel laureate!

 

Left photo: Pressestelle JMU

THE OLD CARD INDEX

Back in the day, students had to search for books in the card index. Today, you can easily access the library's database and even download ebooks. How much time might have passed since then?

 

Left photo: Pressestelle JMU/Bartsch

STUDENT TICKET 1.0

In 2018, the student ticket had its 18th birthday! Back then, the student's union succeeded in implementing the student ticket for all students of Würzburg - do you still remember the old paper ticket?