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Aufnahme einer alten Waage im Hotel FREIgeist in Göttingen Nordstadt
About FREIgeist
Blick über eine große Straße auf die beeindruckende Außenfassade des Hotel FREIgeist in Göttingen Nordstadt

Backgrounds & stories

Göttingen's hottest new district has emerged in the location of the former headquarters of Sartorius AG. The district has its roots in the history of the area and its eyes on the future – a universe of its own that combines living, working, education, research and health. And right there in the middle: FREIgeist Göttingen Nordstadt & the FREIgeist Homes. 

Ein Graffiti an der Wand des Sartorius Quartier in der Göttinger Nordstadt

Sartorius Quarter

The Hotel FREIgeist Göttingen Nordstadt and, for the first time, the FREIgeist Homes with 114 apartments, right in the heart of the newly created Sartorius Quarter on an area of around 24,000 m² in Göttingen Nordstadt between the city center and the university. This includes, among other things, a day-care center and 170 apartment rentals and 53 condominiums. In the center of the area, historical buildings such as the shed roof hall and the Sartorius tower have been preserved and, together with a completed new building, form the new health campus with event areas for up to 600 visitors. The health campus is a merger of UMG and HAWK, which was created for new courses in the health and care professions. 

[Translate to english:] ©GöFlug, Stefan Rampfel


The neighborhood is also home to the Sartorius Life Science Factory. The research center for life science start-ups offers open offices, a prototyping workshop and new laboratory space with the latest equipment. The Ottobock Patient Care Center is also being built in the quarter,in cooperation with the Junge Rehabilitation Center. Patients from all over Germany as well as international guests can take advantage of both neurological rehabilitation and classic prescription therapy.

Verschiedene abstrakte und bunte Graffitis an einer Wand im Hotel FREIgeist in Göttingen Nordstadt

Architecture & Interior

In addition to the innovative gastronomy concepts, you will love our hotel for its impressive, unusual design, rooted in the location of the historic headquarters of Sartorius AG. The architecture picks up on this history, with industrial-style windows, exposed concrete and polished stone. As a warming contrast, the floors were laid with light-colored wood, and the back walls of the custom beds are made of larch wood. They also use another special feature: the yakisugi technique. This is the name of a traditional Japanese method of wood finishing, in which the top layer is charred to bring out the natural grain of the wood while making the material more resilient. 

Ein gemütliches Sofa auf der Sonnenterrasse auf dem Dach des Hotel FREIgeist in Göttingen Nordstadt mit tollem Ausblick


The place to be in Göttingen: Whether you are a guest or a local resident, you are welcome to have after-work drinks with friends or relax after an eventful day and enjoy the view over Göttingen. 

Eine abstrakte Lampe auf einer Truhe im Hotel FREIgeist in Göttingen Nordstadt
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