The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change
is a research museum of the Leibniz Association
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Discovering and explaining biodiversity
We carry out species-related biodiversity research and ensure the transfer of knowledge to researchers and the general public.
Core stocks are our zoological collections of more than 5 million units. Our research focusses on performing an inventory of the zoological species diversity on earth.
The results of research and the collections are made accessible to the public with permanent and temporary exhibitions and using other methods for public education.
The museum was founded by private scholar Alexander Koenig (1858-1940).
After World War II the exhibition hall became the birth place of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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ZFMK is situated in an ensemble of listed historic buildings. The impressive complex consists of Koenig Villa, Private Museum, Main Building and Clas M. Naumann building.
More on our buildings
Alexander Koenig Society has more than 600 members. Together they support the museum's research activities and the exhibitions and offer attractive programmes for kids, youth and adults.
More on our engagement (german)