Some Scientific Centres


No. XII.—THE BOTANICAL INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BONN. THE traveller visiting the well-kept Rhenish city oI of Bonn,, on taking a stroll down the beautiful Poppelsdorfer Allee, finds at the end of this delightful avenue a large square building within an enclosure, the Poppelsdorfer Schloss. This building, which is two stories high, enclosing a circular court, bears no external evidence of containing within its walls a great centre of biological research, for the edifice was originally a palace, having been used up to the beginning of the last century as a summer residence of the electors of Cologne. The building is now owned by the university, and is occupied by the biological laboratories and the natural history museum. The rooms of the second floor on the northeast and south-east sides are occupied by the botanical laboratories and by the residence of the professor in charge, one of the greatest botanists of all times, Geheimrath Prof. Edouard Strasburger.

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MOTTIER, D. Some Scientific Centres . Nature 77, 321–322 (1908).

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