Carl Bosch Museum

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  • Heidelberg

Carl Bosch: chemist, Nobel laureate, business leader, astronomy enthusiast ...

Visitors to the museum on Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg experience various facets of this outstanding personality.

Carl Bosch (1874-1940) became famous through the Haber-Bosch process for ammonia synthesis. This development made nitrogen fertilizer a mass product - a revolution for agriculture. As a result of his professional successes, Carl Bosch quickly rose to become chairman of BASF and later of I.G. Farbenindustrie.

In 1931, he received the highest possible award for his scientific and professional work, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. As a private citizen, too, Carl Bosch was a versatile natural scientist who earned great acclaim for his legendary beetle and butterfly collection, his passion for astronomy, and as a co-founder of the Heidelberg Zoo.

Current special exhibition: Schmeckt's?

A hands-on exhibition about food for young vegetables aged 8 and over

17 September 2022 - 23 April 2023

What do you actually like to eat? What happens when food is prepared? How far is food transported? And what do other people eat? Come to our weekly market and learn exciting facts about food! Stroll around the colourful market stalls and look for lots of interesting things: Want to learn more about what bees have to do with our food? Then help the bee fly from flower to flower in the bee game! Or listen to the sourdough tell its never-ending family story and when it gets really sour!
In a mini-library you can browse through stories and poems about food and non-fiction books and children's cookbooks. Here you can create your own mini cookbook with recipes and experiments and take it home to continue cooking.

Workshops for school classes and children's and family groups can be booked for the exhibition. In addition, there are excursions and lectures - also for older vegetables!

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Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 46
69118 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 603616

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