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Scientist, cosmopolitan and explorer

Alexander von Humboldt is still one of the best-known Germans internationally. As a cosmopolitan, a universal scholar, Alexander von Humboldt was influenced by the Enlightenment and cultivated a global exchange and a network of friendships. Humboldt is considered a co-founder of geography and the second discoverer of South America.
Alexander von Humboldt dealt with botany, ethnology and cartography, meteorology and agriculture. The Humboldt Forum opens for the anniversary. The opening is flanked in the run-up by events that deal with his work and his impact up to the present day. Here we offer a selection.