The Humboldt Universität is a cultural building in Napoleon: Total War.


This magnificent example of Prussia's educational prowess greatly adds to national prestige.

Pride in one's nation is a powerful thing, and what better way to instill national pride than to build a structure that celebrates the great achievements of the country? Be it past victories, advances in education and technology, or a collection of treasures, such structures provide a stage to display achievements to the world. National standing compared to other nations is vastly important in matters of diplomacy, so a public demonstration of national power will improve prestige.

Wilhelm von Humboldt, the Prussian minister for education, founded Germany's oldest university, the Universität zu Berlin, in 1810. Originally named for Frederick William III, the university quickly became Germany's biggest education facility. It was so successful that it became the model for several other European universities, thanks to its modern that it became the model for several other European universities, thanks to its modern curriculum and specialist scientific research institutes, the like of which the world had never seen. The university went on to nurture some of the greatest minds of the last two centuries, and can boast an amazing 29 Nobel Prize winners amongst its alumni.


Requires Great Museum at the capital region of Prussia. Requires 12,000 gold and 12 turns.

Humboldt Universitat
  • +5 happiness (all classes)
  • +2 happiness in all your regions (all classes)
  • +20 per turn to town wealth in the region
  • Recruitment capacity (units in training): 1
  • Nation-wide effects only apply when this building is in your home region
  • Enhances National Prestige

As the final cultural building for Prussia, this building increases the happiness of all controlled regions. The Humboldt Universität is identical in function to the Wiener Theater, Musée Napoléon, National Gallery, Kremlin Armory available to Austria, France, Great Britain and Russia respectively.

Napoleon: Total War Buildings
Region Capital Buildings Administrative buildings: Tax OfficeMagistrateCourt of JusticeCourt of AppealsSupreme Court Cultural buildings: TheatreOpera HouseGrand Opera HouseGreat Museum Military buildings: CantonmentBarracksDrill SchoolMilitary AcademyStaff College Ordnance buildings: Cannon FoundryOrdnance FactoryGreat ArsenalOrdnance BoardEngineer School • Roads: Basic RoadsCobbled RoadsMetalled Roads Fortifications: Small Star FortLarge Star Fort
Town Buildings Commercial buildings: MarketMerchant HouseBanking House Gunsmiths: GunsmithMusket ManufactorySmall Arms Factory Supply buildings: Supply PostSupply WarehouseSupply Depot Factories: ManufactoryFactorySteam-Powered Factory Entertainment buildings: Member's ClubSecret SocietyMasonic LodgeFactory • Universities: CollegeClassical UniversityModern University
Resource Buildings Farms: FarmsClearancesGreat Estates Stables: StablesStud FarmEquestrian Estate • Logging Camps: Logging CampLumber MillSteam-Powered Sawmill Mines: Gold MineSteam-Pumped Gold MineIndustrial Gold MineIron MineSteam-Pumped Iron MineIndustrial Iron Mining Complex Vineyards: VineyardsWineriesWine Estates
Ports Trading ports: Trading PortCommercial PortTrading Company Military ports: DockyardDrydockSteam Drydock Supply ports: Supply PortMilitary Supply PortMilitary Port Complex
Unique Buildings Arc de TriompheHeldenplatzHumboldt UniversitätKremlin ArmoryMinin MonumentMusée NapoléonNelson's ColumnSiegessäuleWiener Theater

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