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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

With approximately 60,000 students, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (German: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München or LMU) is one of the largest universities in Germany.

Munich's second university is the Technical University of Munich.


The university originally existed as the University of Ingolstadt from 1472 (foundation right of Louis IX, called the Rich) to 1802 in Ingolstadt and was then moved to Landshut by Maximilian IV Joseph (the later Maximilian king of Bavaria). After a short time it was moved to the capital of Bavaria, Munich, in the year 1826, by Louis I.

See also: White Rose


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München
tel: (089) 2180-11