Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg

Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg, Wurzburg

Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg

Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg
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A small laboratory located in the former Physical Institute of the University of Wurzburg, now the University of Applied Sciences Wurzburg, was the sight of one of the most important scientific breakthroughs in medical history. On November 8th, 1895, Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen discovered a new kind of ray, which he called X-rays. Opened in 1985, this historic site honors W.C. Rontgen and his discovery, while providing an insight into physics of the late 19th century. Due to the current situation concerning COVID-19, the Bavarian Ministry of Science has ordered that all state libraries and museums are closed. For this reason, the Rontgen Memorial is also closed until further notice. Guided tours that have already been arranged will not take place.
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Ralf K
Wurzburg, Germany1,491 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
This is a very special museum which is not so well known in Wurzburg. You have to enter the college for applied sciences Wurzburg-Schweinfurt from the Röntgenring 8. Former the building has been the Institute of Physics of the University of Wurzburg where Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the x-rays in 1895. After entering the door you have to follow the long corridor and at the end of it you will find the historical laboratory of Röntgen, the anteroom gives you an overview of his life and his person. In a further exhibition space you will find different x-ray-tubes, medical x-ray machine by Siemens & Halske from the year 1912 as well as some original documents. Don't miss this important pioneer of medicine if you stay in Wurzburg.
Written May 19, 2017
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Dalty
Eugene, OR287 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
This well-hidden museum is a gem on many levels - 1) it shows the actual lab where one of the most important discoveries occurred; 2) many of the equipment on display are fascinating and well-displayed; 3) it is unattended and relaxing to browse and 4) it is free. Actually, every visit to Würzburg would benefit with a 30 minute stop at this great location.
Written January 22, 2017
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Boulsovers
Newcastle, Australia30 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
If you are a Radiographer visiting Wurzburg it is worth visiting to see the lab where X-rays were discovered by Rontgen. Others will probably not be very interested unless you know the history of X-rays. It's free & wasn't busy.
Written June 12, 2016
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CanBrit1
Sudbury,ON593 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
The Rontgen Lab is a place you can just wander into - no entry fees, no guide giving you information you don`t want. This place has the smell and feel of a real place where science was done before the era of industry-funded glass and steel.
Before you go, read a little about Wilhelm Rontgen, a true pioneer of medicine.
Written May 31, 2016
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loriannsole
Sun City Center, FL1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Friends
I went to Rontgen's Site 2 weeks ago. what an awesome experience to be in the same room where x-rays were discovered. The guide was so smart and just so informative. I can't say enough positive things about my time in Wurzburg. if I ever make it back to Germany I will go again.... it was that good!!!!
Written July 18, 2018
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Marie D
Alameda, CA84 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We were looking for one more thing to do in the late afternoon before we returned to our hotel. The Roentgen Memorial site was the perfect stop--a very interesting 40 minutes. Roentgen's office/lab is intact and there is interesting information (in both German and English) about his life and his discovery of x-rays. The entrance is free. We had a little bit of a problem finding the building (there is a small sign), but we are glad we were diligent about finding this memorial.
Written November 11, 2017
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Thank you for your positive review.
Written December 4, 2017
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A_Priscan
Zagreb, Croatia205 contributions
Sep 2017
Free entrance to a nice memorial to Roentgen's research and life. Very informative exposition. Well spent 30 minutes.
Written October 7, 2017
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Thank you for your kind review.
Written December 4, 2017
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Mikael T
Stockholm, Sweden20 contributions
Jul 2016
Located in what feels like a part of the university, you walk in and you're in a small hallway with study rooms all around. It is fantastic that Röntgens original laboratory is in a building still very much in use. When we were there we were the only visitors, everybody else was working or studying... Very minimalistic and sparse but very very interesting. The fact that you have to find the place without many signs and inside the exhibition find the light switch yourself makes it a very special experience, totally not commercial but just for the really interested. A hidden gem..!!
Written July 27, 2016
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Kati O
Budapest, Hungary60 contributions
Jan 2016 • Solo
A few display cases with old books and machines related to Röntgen's discovery, a few posters about his life and a peek into Röntgen's study through a glass wall -- it is interesting to see, but would mean much more with a little more context and information. Granted, it is not a museum, but a small section of an actual school with classes going on. Still a bit more description of what it is we are looking at would have helped.
Written January 17, 2016
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,469 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
So good to see Rontgen's lab preserved at Wurzburg University. You just wander off the street and into a corridor display, culmination with a look inside the lab where he discovered X-rays. Such a pivotal discovery in our lifetime. It is free and there was no one there when we visited. As a scientist, this felt so special.
Written October 12, 2015
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