After a long break, the Humboldt exhibition went on tour again this year.

It started with a stop at the Zentralbibliothek Solothurn in November, where visitors could learn more about Alexander von Humboldt’s spirit of discovery. The highlight of the exhibition was an evening event with Humboldt expert Thomas Nehrlich from the University of Bern. He gave the visitors exciting insights into mostly unknown parts of Humboldt’s life.

Afterwards, the tour continued with a visit to the Cantonal Secondary School in Altdorf. The exhibition was so well received that we were literally overrun. Within 3 days, about 200 students and their teachers visited the exhibition. It was a great pleasure for us to bring the enthusiasm for nature and science closer to so many young people. Who knows, maybe there is a universal genius hiding among them.

Finally, shortly before Christmas, the exhibition travelled to the Kollegium St. Michael in Freiburg. There, the French version of our exhibition celebrated its premiere. And where better to do that than in the venerable corridors of the over 400-year-old school. There, the exhibition was well attended too. Among other things, Humboldt received special attention there, because of his role in the phase of the Enlightenment.

Now we are looking forward to 2022, when we are planning a tour with the French-language exhibition in western Switzerland. We will stop in Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel.

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