Saturday, June 5, 2021

City of Göttingen, Germany

A document of Holly Roman Emperor Otto I mentioned the town of “Gutingi” first in 953. During the Middle Ages it flourished as a member of the Hanseatic League, a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in Northwestern and Central Europe.

The place was granted city rights around 1200 and flourished greatly as a member of the Hansa during the 14th and 15th century.

Göttingen is famous for its old university. In 1737 George August II, King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover opened the George August University in Göttingen.

The university quickly became the leading progressive cameralist university in Germany and put Göttingen on Europe’s intellectual map.

Its imposing churches, impressive university buildings and half-timbered houses in the historic center stand witness to these and many other important dates in city history.

At the beginning of 2003, the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen became the first German university with a comprehensive range of disciplines to assume the legal status of a foundation under public law.

By the end of the 19th century, professionals and small business owners comprised more of Göttingen’s economy than average in Germany.

The prestigious Max Planck Society (a German organization for scientific research) was founded in the city in 1948.
City of Göttingen, Germany

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