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The University's Collections at a Glance

Departments of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

  • Collection of mathematical models and instruments
  • Collection of inorganic chemical preparations (Winkler Collection)
  • Collection of technical chemistry
  • Collection of chemical instruments
  • Collection of physical instruments

Faculty of Geosciences

  • Geoscientific collections
  • Collection of the Pohl-Ströher Mineral Foundation "terra mineralia"
  • Mineralogical Collection Germany
  • Collection of equipment for mineral identification
  • Collection of geophysical equipment

Department of Mining

  • Collection of Mining Science (Treptow Collection)
  • Model Collection
  • Collection of Mining Instruments
  • Teaching Pit Collection
  • Collection of Large Surface Mining Equipment

Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering

  • Weisbach Collection
  • Collection of historical gas appliances
  • Collection of electrical engineering
  • Silicate metallurgy collection
  • Coal research collection (Rammler collection)

Department of Materials Science and Technology

  • Collection of Ferrous Metallurgy
  • Collection of Non-Ferrous Metallurgy
  • Collection of Artistic Cast Plates
  • Collections from the field of art and cultural assets

Art collection

  • Collection of coins and medals
  • Collection of gifts


The "Regulations for the Collections of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg" of 4 June 2014 issued binding guidelines for the protection and responsibility of the scientific collections of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. The university's custodian is responsible for overseeing the scientific and technical-historically significant collections and the art holdings.

The collection objects are regularly shown as loans in museum exhibitions in Germany and abroad.

Leiter Kustodie
Lessingstraße 45
09599 Freiberg
Andreas.Benz [at]

Illustrated book "Bergakademische Schätze"

On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the Bergakademie Freiberg, the illustrated book on the collections of the Bergakademie has been published. In 23 articles with more than 300 illustrations, the history and use of the collections and collector personalities are presented. The volume can be ordered from the university's media centre.



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