Reconstruction of Wilhelm Wundt's last residence in Saxony and the search for subsequent use as a research institute, fellowship house, or museum of psychotechnics

Publikation: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftForschungsartikelBeigetragenBegutachtung


The German physiologist Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920) is now recognized worldwide as the founding figure of academic psychology. He founded the first Institute for Experimental Psychology in Leipzig in 1879 and gained recognition during his lifetime. The scientist's last home in the small village of Großbothen in East Germany, about 100 miles (160 km) south of Berlin, was left to decay after German reunification in 1989/1990. Wundt's other homes in Leipzig were destroyed during World War II. During the GDR period, when the house was owned by the public sector, an inscription in honor of Wundt was added. It then stood empty for many years and fell into disrepair. In June 2016, an association was founded at Schloss Altranstädt near Leipzig with the aim of acquiring the rights to use the Wilhelm Wundt House. Thanks to their efforts, the house has now been entrusted to a conservationist as of 2018. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2023 APA, all rights reserved).


Seiten (von - bis)277-278
FachzeitschriftHistory of psychology : a scholarly journal published quarterly by the American Psychological Association for its Division of the History of Psychology
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Aug. 2023

Externe IDs

Scopus 85167529327
ORCID /0000-0003-3727-3021/work/142233323



  • History, 20th Century, Museums, Fellowships and Scholarships, Psychology, Experimental/history, World War II, Academies and Institutes, Germany