14. May 2018

Wreath ceremony at the tomb of Karl Max von Bauernfeind

Karl Max von Bauernfeind had just turned 50 years of age when he founded the new "Technische Hochshule München" in December 1868. This means the TUM anniversary year also coincides with the 200th anniversary of his birth.

When Monday 14. May 2018
17:00 - 19:00

Where Alter Nördlicher Friedhof
Arcisstraße 45
80799 München

Organizer TUM150 Office

Contact jubilaeum@tum.de

Bust of Karl Max von Bauernfeind

Picture: Quentin Saltzmann

This was reason enough to restore not only his tomb at the Old North Cemetery on Arcisstraße, but also the adjacent tomb of Gustav von Schlör, who was Royal Bavarian Trade Minister at the time. The two men initiated and realized the founding of the Hochschule, which later became TUM. Restoration work was made possible by generous backing from the non-profit university support organization “Karl Max von Bauernfeind-Verein zur Förderung der Technischen Universität München e. V.”.

In memory of the TUM founder, his current successor, Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, will join the board members of the support organization to place a wreath on the founder’s tomb. The ceremony will feature musical accompaniment by members of the Symphonisches Ensemble München led by Prof. Felix Mayer. Afterwards a memorial service will be held in the main building, including a talk by Professor Thomas Wunderlich, the fifth person to hold the Chair of Geodesy after Karl Max von Bauernfeind.