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Information for Students

Information for students including academic counseling can be found on our German website. See this link for further details.

Geography Library and Map Collection

  • The library of the disciplines Geography, Hydrology and Ethnology is located in the University Library, Platz der Universität 2, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau. Stocks beginning in the year of publication 1990 are in the reading room on the 1st floor under the stand number LS: Geo ..., older stocks in the lending area in the 1st UG under the stand number Geo ....
  • The map collection of Geography is located in Schreiberstraße 20, 79098 Freiburg. Please note that visitation is only possible after prior registration and date confirmation by Dr. Helmut Saurer, Email helmut.saurer@

    Most of the holdings are recorded in the catalog plus of the university library under the stand numbers "Geo K …" for maps and "Geo WK …" for world maps.


Department for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography
Schreiberstraße 20
D-79098 Freiburg


The offices of the geographic departments at the "Institute for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography" at the University of Freiburg are located on the edge of the city center. Found at the corner of Schreiber- and Gartenstraße with the address Schreiberstraße 20.
The seminar rooms of geography are located in the building Werthmannstraße 4 on the 1st and 2nd floor. The computer lab may be found in the same building on the ground floor.

Information for those with Reduced Mobility

  • The offices at Schreiberstraße 20, Bismarkallee 22 and KG II are barrier-free.
  • The seminar rooms in Werthmannstraße 4 may be reached via an outside elevator in the inner courtyard of the building. Detailed information may be found under this site map.

Getting Here

By Train
From the central station our offices may be reached by foot in 5 minutes via Bertoldstraße, Rotteckring and Werthmannstraße. By tram lines 2, 3, or 5 in the direction of the city center, three stops to the “Holzmarkt” and from there via Rempartstraße and Gartenstraße to the corner building on Schreiberstraße.
By Car
From the A5 motorway, exit the junction “Freiburg-Mitte” in the direction of the “city-center/University” and travel approximately 6.5 km. Parking may be found at: