The Senior Citizens' Academy of the TU Ilmenau opens up to all citizens and is now called "TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus

Our next lecture

TU Ilmenau/Michael Reichel
Friday, October 29, 2021, 3:00 p.m, Faraday lecture hall

Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Meißner

Ilmenau town planning director (ret.)

Urbanistic forays into the development of building history in Ilmenau

The eventful architectural development of the town of Ilmenau, which in its early days was marked by the construction of the moated castle near the town hall and the altered traffic routing to the south through the town, which in turn contributed to the formation of the old town centre, was also closely linked to the development of mining. Major building projects in this context included the relocation of the Ilm around 1592, the construction of the Martinroda gallery and the upper mining ditch.

The town was almost destroyed several times by large fires, most recently by the great town fire of the third of November 1792. The Oberlandbaumeister Krohne from Weimar was commissioned with the reconstruction at that time. Today's old town still bears traits of the so-called "Krohne Plan", which, among other things, provided for wider streets and squares.

After the connection to the railway network, the town expanded both in a southerly direction (Südviertel) and in the direction of the slaughterhouse.

Building on the presentation of these earlier urban developments, the lecture will describe building plans for the Lindenberg, which began as early as the 1920s. Finally, the development of the new residential area in the Johann-Friedrich-Böttger-Straße in large block construction will be explained.

Current notes

Due to limited space ,pre-registration is absolutely necessary forparticipation in the eventsat:

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Each person must register there once as a guest and can then register for the next lecture. If registration is no longer possible because the maximum number of participants has been reached, you will not be able to attend the lecture in question. Without registration, participation is also not possible!

Mandatory requirements for participation are proof of complete vaccination, recovery from Covid illness, or current testing (3-G rule).

There will be data collection for contact tracking purposes. There are other infection control measures in place before, during and after the events in accordance with current Corona regulations.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at the e-mail:

The program for the fall semester 2021 can be found here:

>Fall Semester 2021 Program<.

For further information, please contact us via e-mail:

Holders of semester passes for the spring semester 2020 please also contact this e-mail address.

Preview of the spring semester 2022

The events take place in the Faraday lecture hall (Weimarer Straße 32, access from Prof. Schmidt-Straße) every Friday at 3:00 p.m. (see General Information - Site Plan of the TU Ilmenau).

The following dates are planned for the spring semester 2022:

25.02. | 04.03. | 11.03. | 18.03. | 25.03. | 01.04. | 08.04. | 22.04. | 29.04. | 06.05. | 13.05. | 20.05. | 03.06. | 10.06.

In addition there will probably be a date for an excursion.

Review of previous semesters

"Will drones fall on our heads in the future?", "Artificial intelligence - public perception and risk communication" or "The digitalization wave in medical care: Claim and Reality": The range of content covered by the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is diverse and includes socio-political and cultural-political topics, natural sciences and humanities, technical, economic, medical, historical and cultural topics.

In the review of previous semesters you will find an overview of the events and topics of the past years.

Review of previous semesters

General information

Founded in 2006, the Senior Citizens' Academy at the TU Ilmenau, now TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus, is an open continuing education program for all interested persons from Ilmenau and the surrounding area.

General information on participation in the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus

Responsible for the program and organization of the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is the  TU Ilmenau in cooperation with the Universitätsgesellschaft Ilmenau - Freunde, Förderer, Alumni e.V..