Senckenberg Research


Research Institute Senckenberg

Research Station Gelnhausen
D-63571Gelnhausen, Germany

phone: 0049 (6051) 61954-3111

In 1969 the Senckenberg Nature Research Society (SGN) founded a Research Station in the Hessian Spessart in the village of Biebergemuend. For 30 years the station was a centre for scientific research focussing on European Highlands, especially their native biodiversity and community ecology of highland plants and animals.
Over the past few years river ecology and conservation research have become the main fields of interest.
The positive development of the Spessart Research Station during the last years and the increasing number of staff members (recently 25) has made a relocation inevitable. In 2006 the Station moved into the building of the former dairy school in Gelnhausen, which offers more space for research work.


Since April 2006: The new Research Station in Gelnhausen


Research Station Gelnhausen


Former Research Station in Biebergemuend-Bieber
The „Research Station for Highlands“ (Wilhelm-Schäfer-Haus), also called “Lochmuehle”

 Research Station for Highlands - Wilhelm Schäfer Haus, also called"Lochmuehle"


Historical View of the former Research Station
„Research Station for Highlands“

Former Research Station