The Department of Pharmacognosy (Pharmaziezentrum) shares the second University Center Althanstraße (UZA 2)  with the Geological Center.
Facilities include several labs (for research as well as for teaching), botanical facilities such as the botanical garden, the greenhouse or the herbarium, and two large historic collections, containing the drug collection and the pharmaceutical objects’ collection.

The institute houses two large historic collections:

A drug collection comprising about 18000 samples of mainly plant origin and a collection of about 2000 pharmaceutical objects.

Since the institute’s move into a new building in 1994, a large variety of objects are on display in an exhibition hall, thus enabling the public to view the most interesting pieces of both collections.

The historic collection in 28 photographs on