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Roundtour

The technical historical museum in Heidelberg offers exciting insights on the life and discoveries of Heidelberg’s Nobel laureate Carl Bosch (1874-1940).

In eight sections the visitor finds out how Bosch became famous primarily through the Haber-Bosch process and the synthesis of ammonia, which he developed with his colleagues at BASF between 1908 and 1913. Due to his successful achievements Carl Bosch became chairman of the board at BASF and later at I.G. Farben. He won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1931 for his scientific achievements. 
Socially Carl Bosch was a very versatile scientist. He gained great recognition through his legendary beetle and butterfly collection, his passion for astronomy and as co-founder of the Heidelberg Zoological garden.