Institute of Psychology 

Wilhelm Wundt Room



Welcome to the Wilhelm Wundt Room


Photographs of the sign that was on Wundt’s office door (left), giving his times for student consultation (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-12), and of a bust of Wundt by Felix Pfeifer, 1900 (© Jörg D. Jescheniak, 2020).


Do you wish to see original apparatus used in Wundt’s laboratory back in the 19th century? Apparatus includes tachistoscopes for presenting visual stimuli with millisecond accuracy, chronoscopes for accurate measurement of manual or vocal responses, a myograph for tracing of physiological changes over time, and many more.


Photograph from about 1900 of some apparatus set up for an experiment in Wundt’s laboratory (left, source: collection of the Institute of Psychology – Wilhelm Wundt, Leipzig University) and photograph from the Wilhelm Wundt room (right, (© Jörg D. Jescheniak, 2020).


Or do you wish to see the desk at which Wundt wrote most of his numerous famous books (including Grundzüge der physiologischen Psychologie [
Principles of physiological psychology] and the ten-volume Völkerpsychologie [Cultural psychology])?


Photograph of a first edition of Wundt’s Grundzüge der physiologischen Psychologie [Principles of physiological psychology] (© Jörg D. Jescheniak, 2020).


Or do you wish to see reproductions of the rolls from Wundt’s classes, signed by students who helped found modern psychology? They include Charles Spearman (1863-1945), James McKeen Cattell (1860-1944), G. Stanley Hall (1844-1924), Albert Eduard Michotte (1881-1965), Hugo Münsterberg (1863-1916), and Edward B. Titchener (1867-1927).

You can see all these things and more in our Wilhelm Wundt Room.


Photograph of a part of the Wundt Room (© Jörg D. Jescheniak, 2020).


Each year, the room attracts numerous visitors from all over the world. Voluntary guides (including post-doctoral fellows and senior scientists) offer informative one-hour tours to individuals or to groups up to 20, but only by appointment. If you are interested, please contact
Ms. Anett Franke well in advance (wundt.room(at)uni-leipzig.de or +49 341 9739540).


Photograph of Wilhelm Wundt (dated 1904, source: collection of the Institute of Psychology – Wilhelm Wundt, Leipzig University)



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Last updated: March 6, 2020

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last update: 13.10.2020 

Guided Tours

Each year, the room attracts numerous visitors from all over the world. Voluntary guides (including post-doctoral fellows and senior scientists) offer informative one-hour tours to individuals or to groups up to 20, but only by appointment. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Anett Franke well in advance (wundt.room(at)uni-leipzig.de or +49 341 9739540)