History and Development

The LIMES Research Building

As part of the initial LIMES concept, the construction of the main LIMES research building formally began in 2007, after many years of planning. Bonn-Poppeldorf was strategically selected as the building site. Located in the heart of the city Bonn, the institute is perfectly positioned within a hop and a skip to the beautiful botanical gardens, Poppelsdorf Palace and a great selection of restaurants, bakeries, cafés and bars - creating a great environment for staff and students alike. 

The occupation of the building by the majority of the LIMES working groups took place in spring 2010. The chemical-oriented LIMES working groups remained at the site of their initial placement, the Kekulé Institute of the Department of Chemistry at Bonn-Endenich, which is 10 minutes by foot from the LIMES main building.