Come with us on a journey through the eventful history of Borstel from 1258 to the present day!
After the end of the 2nd World War, tuberculosis was on the rise again in Germany. Many people fell ill and died of this infectious disease in the post-war period.
For this reason, the Borstel Tuberculosis Research Institute was founded on July 23, 1947, on the grounds of the former Borstel estate. Founders of this new medical institution were the states of Schleswig-Holstein
and Hamburg, the district of Segeberg, the state insurance institutions of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, and the federal insurance institution in Berlin. could be won as a benefactor.
Over the years, the name of the research center has changed several times. Due to its affiliation with the Leibniz Association since 2003, the institute today bears the name Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center. In terms of content, too, there have been repeated conceptual restructurings and new research foci over the course of its 75-year history. Today, the Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center is one of the leading institutions in the field of lung research in Germany. It researches diseases associated with civilization, such as asthma and COPD, as well as infections of the lung, especially tuberculosis (TB). With one goal: to improve the detection and treatment of lung diseases and to develop new therapeutic approaches.
The building stock on campus has changed significantly over the past decades, adapting to scientific and medical needs. However, in addition to the state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, the historic buildings of the former estate, primarily the manor house dating from 1751, continue to be maintained and respected.
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center in 2022, this tour has been set up on the entire campus, highlighting both the history of the Borstel estate and the park grounds as well as current research and the future direction of the Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center.
We hope you enjoy your walk!