Albertus Magnus Monument



Albertus Magnus, an important theologian, scholar and philosopher, is one of the most important figures of the Cologne Middle Ages as a polymath. 

In 1248, Albertus Magnus became head of the "Studiums Generale" at the Cologne monastery school of the Dominican Order and, as its successor, founded the old University of Cologne in 1388. It is therefore only fitting that a monument was erected to him by the artist Gerhard Marcks in front of the university in 1954.

The design of the figure and the pose of Albertus Magnus depict the scholastic as the embodiment of university teaching and invite students to engage with scientific study. 

Useful Information

General Information

  • Bus stop available


  • Suitable for any weather

  • for Groups

  • for Class

  • for families

  • for individual guests

Parking facilities

The walk from the stop Universität (Tram: 9) to the Albertus Magnus monument takes about 4 minutes.


Albertus Magnus Monument
50923 Köln

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