Service and General Information

VISIT | Free Admission

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday |10am — 6pm

Closed on Mondays
Open on Bank holiday Mondays

On 16 and 17 July 2024, 106 young people from 50 different countries will be guests at Forum Wissen. The happy occasion is the Goethe-Institut’s International German Olympics which will be staged at our Museum. On these days the Forum Wissen will be busier than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. On 20 July 2024 the final round of the International German Olympics will take place in the Forum Wissen. The basic exhibition on the 1st floor will therefore not be accessible on this day. However, our special exhibitions “Heart and Brain” and “Me-You-Us” will be open to you. Please feel free to drop by.

From 22.07.-03.08.24 the access road to Forum Wissen will be closed to car traffic due to road works on Bürgerstraße. You can visit us on foot or by bicycle.

Opening Hours of the Shop and Café

The shop is open Tuesday to Sunday | 11am — 5pm. The café is open Wednesday to Sunday | 11 am — 5 pm.

Wifi of Knowledge – In the Forum Wissen we provide free Wifi! Discover the “Spaces of Knowledge” by using the Forum Wissen App.


You will find all guided tours including our tours in English and other languages as well as all other events in our calendar.

Our team is happy to assist you if you would like to make a group or indiviudal booking or if you have any other queries.


There are two options for you to explore the Spaces of Knowledge on your own. While all texts in our exhibitions are available in English and in German, the following options are currently available in German only:

The Audio Walks: Each of these audio walks focuses on a specific topic, accompanied by expert perspectives from different scientists. The topics are: “Science under National Socialism”, “Science and colonialism”, “Heroines in science”, “Gender and science” and “The Moon Committee”, a children’s tour for people aged 9 and over.

They are available via the Forum Wissen app – using your own smartphone or a rental device. Headphones are also available at the information desk.

The card sets for families and young people: they contain exciting questions that make you think. This makes the tour of the exhibition even more fun! The free card sets are available at the information desk.


Phone: +49 551 39-26600 | Email:


Here you will find information on nearby parking in the city of Göttingen.


© Stadt Göttingen
Here you can find information on parking spaces in the centre of Göttingen.


Berliner Straße 28,
37073 Göttingen
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Train or Bus

Forum Wissen is only 300m away from the train station and the corresponding bus stop.


Groner Tor car park
Groner-Tor-Straße 31, 37073 Göttingen
Open 24 hours
5 minutes walk to the Forum Wissen

Bahnhof P2 car park
Bahnhofsallee 2
37081 Göttingen
Open 24 hours
7 minutes walk


The catalogue for the core exhibition at Forum Wissen offers insights into the emergence and structure of the spaces of knowledge. Available in the Museum Shop, in local bookshops and online from Wallstein-Verlag Göttingen.

Spaces of knowledge; Wallstein-Verlag Göttingen, 400 pages, 379 illustrations partly in colour
ISBN 978-3-8353-5331-2 € 29.00 (D)

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