The Senckenberg Medal

The Senckenberg Medal was donated in 1917 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research. It is awarded to members and public figures who have performed a special service for the society.

It was originally planned to be bronze and silver, but due to the war, it was considered appropriate to award a version made of iron for the time being. In addition to this iron medal, there was the silver medal. In 1991, the Board of Directors decided to create the Golden Senckenberg Medal as the highest level for the company’s 175th anniversary (1992). Thus, the medal is in iron, silver, and gold.