Legal notice

Information in accordance with Section 5 of the German Broadcast Media Act (TMG):


Dr. Friedrich Betzer
Luisenstraße 5
69115 Heidelberg, Germany

T +49 (0) 6221 65 56 11 4


VAT ID number in accordance with Section 27 a of the German VAT law: DE 22 7235 808

Source information for the images and graphics used:

Logo and corporate design:
cross-line | Paul Schlayer

Web design:
GAFFGA medien | Joachim Gaffga
GAFFGA medien

studio visuell photography | Anita Drobeck, Nico Rademacher

Historic images on the History: page
Heidelberg University archive

Marc James © FamFamFam

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Liability for content

As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the German Broadcast Media Act (TMG). However, pursuant to Sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, we, as a service provider, are not obliged to monitor third-party information provided or stored on our website, or to investigate any circumstances that might indicate unlawful activity. This provision does not affect our obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws. However, any liability in this regard applies only from the moment we become aware of a specific infringement of the law. On becoming aware of any such infringement, we shall remove the relevant contents immediately.

Liability for links

This website contains links to external websites of third parties. We have no control over the contents presented on these external websites and cannot therefore accept any responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. The respective provider or website operator is always responsible for the content on any linked pages. The linked pages were checked for any possible legal violations when the link was created, at which time, no illegal content was found. However, it is not reasonable to permanently monitor the contents on linked pages without any specific evidence of an infringement of the law. On becoming aware of any infringements or violations of the law, we shall remove any such links immediately.


The page content and material created by the website operators is subject to German copyright laws. Any reproduction, editing, distribution, or any type of use outside the limits of the copyright law requires the written consent of the respective author and/or creator. Downloading and copying this website is only permitted for private, non-commercial use. The copyright of third parties is respected for any content on this website that was not created by the website operator. Website content created by third parties is specifically identified as such. If you notice any breach of copyright law, please inform us immediately. On becoming aware of any infringements of copyright law, we shall remove any such content immediately.