Roentgen Memorial temporarily closed

Due to the current situation concerning COVID-19, the Bavarian Ministry of Science has ordered that all state libraries and museums are closed. For this reason, the Röntgen Memorial is also closed until further notice. Guided tours that have already been arranged will not take place.


X-Ray 2020

On November 8, 1895, Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in the Physics Institute of the Julius Maximilians University in Würzburg named the rays that he named, which he initially called X rays. His discovery of a completely new type of radiation marks the 125th time in 2020. The first Nobel […]


Roentgen Memorial has been awarded

The Roentgen Memorial was awarded the Excellence Award by Tripadvisor. Since 2010, point of interests providing a consistently great service are awarded with a certificate of excellence.  The award is given to facilities that have received consistently great travel reviews on TripAdvisor throughout the past year.


Röntgen moves to CCW

In the new part of the Congress Centre Würzburg a board informs visitors about the sensational discovery of the X-Rays on November 8, 1895 made by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen and the Roentgenmemorial, that is just 500 meters away from CCW in the building of the former Institute of Physics of the University Würzburg. […]


Roentgen Memorial awarded as Historic Site

The European Physical Society (European Physical Society, EPS) honored on 7 June 2016 the place where Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen on 8 November 1895 discovered the X-rays as a “Historic Site”. It is the third “Historic Site” in Germany, in Europe 29 places are awarded. With this award, the EPS recognizes the […]