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University Hospital Freiburg

Freibung, Germany

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniversary in 2007. It should be noted that the hospital is proud of its world-renowned specialists, many of whom during their work here have become Nobel laureates.

The medical facility represents all fields of modern medicine. It consists of 42 departments, 11 institutes and 10 interdisciplinary centers. The highly qualified doctors of the hospital deal with the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with both common and rare diseases. All departments and institutes of the hospital take an active part in fundamental researches of international scale, due to which patients have access to the very latest achievements of medicine, advanced diagnostic methods, state-of-the-art medical equipment and proven effective methods of therapy.

The hospital has a variety of medical achievements, for example, the world's first TIPS procedure, the first implantation of the Jarvik-2000 artificial heart in Europe, the first robotic-assisted surgery on the brain, and the first combined cardiopulmonary transplantation in the land of Baden-Württemberg. In 2004, the University Hospital Freiburg became the first German hospital, which performed kidney transplantation in the incompatibility of blood groups. At the moment, the hospital belongs to medical centers with the greatest experience in performing such an operation.

An interdisciplinary approach to treatment, highly qualified staff, as well as individual patient care and a pleasant environment are key to the hospital’s success.

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Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

Thomas Reinhard Prof. Dr. med.

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

Stefan Fichtner-Feigl Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

Bernward Passlick Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Pediatric Surgery

Wolfram Kluwe Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology

Christian Gratzke Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Cardiac Surgery

Friedhelm Beyersdorf Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

Andreas Knopf Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology

Leena Bruckner-Tuderman Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c.

Department of Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology

Michaela Bossart PD Dr. med.

Department of Obstetrics and Perinatal Medicine

Mirjam Kunze PD Dr. med.

Department of Hematology and Oncology

Justus Duyster Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Robert Thimme Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Nephrology

Gerd Walz Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology

Jochen Seufert Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Infectology

Winfried Kern Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Pulmonology

Joachim Müller-Quernheim Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Reinhard Voll Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Care

Christoph Bode Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c.

Department of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Ute Spiekerkötter Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Neuropediatrics and Muscular Diseases

Janbernd Kirschner Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology

Charlotte Niemeyer Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defects

Brigitte Stiller Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

Jürgen Beck Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology

Cornelius Weiller Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neuroradiology

Horst Urbach Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Katharina Domschke Prof. Dr. Dr. med.

Department of Psychosomatics and Psychosomatic Therapy

Claas Lahmann Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Nuclear Medicine

Philipp Tobias Meyer Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Radiation Therapy

Anca-Ligia Grosu Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery

Rainer Schmelzeisen Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent.


Patients rooms

The patients of the hospital are provided with comfortable rooms with a pleasant design, which create a conducive atmosphere for recovery. The standard furnishing of the patient room includes a telephone, a free radio and TV, a device for calling medical staff, lockers and a safe, an adjustable bed, a chair and a table. The pediatric departments are designed with play areas. The patient may be accommodated in a single or double enhanced-comfort room (for example, with an ensuite bathroom) at an additional cost.

Meals and Menus

The patients are offered good three meals a day with a large selection of dishes. The patients inform about their wishes to the menu in advance, and this information is transmitted to the kitchen. Throughout the day, patients may drink mineral water and tea, which can be found in the department on special tables. The bedridden patients receive drinks from the nursing staff. Other drinks may be purchased at the hospital’s cafeterias and bistro, where patients can come along with visitors.

If you do not eat some products due to intolerance or other personal reasons, please notify the nursing staff in advance, so that all your wishes to be taken into account when preparing the menu.

Further details

Standard rooms include:



All patient rooms have a free radio and TV. The patients can also watch the hospital’s own 24-hour channel with a varied program and interesting information.

Accompanying person

At the availability of free beds, the accompanying person may be accommodated in the same room with the patient, at an additional cost. In addition, the hospital offers special accommodation conditions for patients requiring long-term hospitalization. Parents have at their disposal special apartments in the children's hospital.


Freiburg is a city in the southwest of Germany in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The city is located on the edge of the legendary "Black Forest", therefore it is famous for the cleanest mountain air and picturesque nature. The tiled roofs of Freiburg, its cobbled streets and the houses drowning in the greenery of the trees leave a mark on the heart of every guest of the city.

The main attractions of the city include Muenster, which is the largest and oldest cathedral of Freiburg. The cathedral was built in the XII century and is one of the most beautiful sacred buildings in Europe. The height of its tower is 116 meters. Also popular among tourists is the St. Martin’s Gothic church, built by the Franciscans in the XIII century.

In the center of Freiburg on the pedestal rises the rider, whose gaze is directed towards the southern mountains, concealing inexhaustible supplies of silver. It is a monument to the founder of the city, Duke Zähringen, who did much for the development of Freiburg. Also, all the guests of the city are attracted by the building of the Town Hall, constructed in the middle of the XVI century. It was completely destroyed during the Second World War and was restored only in 1952. Opposite the Town Hall one can see a monument to the monk Berthold Schwarz, who discovered gunpowder.

Special attention should be paid to the University of Freiburg, which enjoys great popularity both in Germany and far beyond its borders. It is considered very prestigious to get education here, and applicants from all over the world come here.