Architecture tours

We show architecture lovers around our spectacular building.

Please understand that due to the current situation we cannot offer guided tours for the time being.

We hope to welcome you soon again in the UB and will inform you in any case here on our website - please feel free to drop by regularly.

Modern, innovative, transparent

University Library Freiburg is one of Europe’s largest and most modern university libraries. The building was designed by architectural firm Degelo Architekten in Basel. They used an innovative lighting, energy and air-conditioning concept to give the building a new, transparent façade made of metal and glass. Heinrich Degelo, the architect behind the design, calls it a polished diamond.

Groups of five or more are welcome to arrange a private tour by completing our online form.

The meeting point for the tour is by the cloakroom lockers in the foyer.

Our library is accessible and people with reduced mobility or visual or hearing impairments are welcome to come on the library tour.

We have a wireless induction loop system for people who wear hearing aids, so they can follow the tour without an issue.

Please contact our information service for more information.

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