Corps Borussia Tübingen

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Corps Borussia Tübingen
Borussia's coat of arms
Foundation, endowment
Hosti frontem, pectus amico!
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Corps boy band
Fox band
Corporation association
Joined the KSCV
August 7, 1877

The Corps Borussia Tübingen is a student union in the Kösener Seniors Convents Association (KSCV). The Corps is a democratically structured student association, which stands for Mensur and Couleur . It brings together students and alumni of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen . The currently 275 Prussians from Tübingen come from Northern Germany , Western Germany , Swabia , Sweden , Australia , China , Peru , North Africa and the United States .


Borussia has the colors black-white-black with silver percussion. A black student cap is also worn. The fox ribbon is black and white. The motto is Hosti frontem, pectus amico!


On November 22, 1870, ten predominantly Prussian students founded the black student society Borussia . On August 7, 1873, she introduced unconditional satisfaction and color. She declared herself a Corps on May 24, 1877 and renounced since June 1, 1877 in the SC zu Tübingen . On August 7th, 1877 she was reciprocated and thus accepted into the KSCV.

Corp house

Prussian House Tübingen

In the 1880s one was tired of the constant change of restaurants, each of which was renting a room. In 1887 the old gentlemen bought a plot of land on Österberg on which the first corp house was built and inaugurated in 1888. In addition to the ballroom and the common rooms, this house contained ten rooms for the active members. The administration was carried out by a specially founded stock corporation. Fifteen years later, due to the growing number of members, the decision was made to demolish the old house and build a new one with contemporary furnishings and modern architecture in the same place. The new corp house was built by the Dresden architects Lossow and Kühne with elements of Art Nouveau and inaugurated in 1907. During the First World War it was used as a military hospital at times.

Prussian House on the Österberg in front of the Neckar front with collegiate church

time of the nationalsocialism

Shortly after the so-called seizure of power by the National Socialists in 1933, their organs, NSDStB and SA , exerted increasing pressure on the student associations with the aim of aligning themselves (e.g. introduction of the “Führer principle”, exclusion of “non-Aryan” members, etc.). Eventually, many connections broke up, Borussia in May 1936, others merged into so-called comradeships. In the following years, the Reichsstudentenführung demanded the handover of the corp house and the assets of the Alter Tübinger Prussia Association, while the Race and Settlement Main Office (RuSHA) of the SS wanted to rent the house as an SS team house. After long negotiations and, finally, threats, a contract with the SS was concluded in May 1939 with the admission that the old gentlemen's association did not have to join the NS-Altherrenbund, and it was dissolved. The house was used not only by the SS but also by the NSV during the war, and by the French occupation troops after the war.

Recent history


In 1923 and 1983 Borussia was the presiding suburban corps.

At the time of the French occupation , Borussia, Franconia and Suevia founded the Österberg connection . Borussia reopened in 1950. Five years later the French returned the corp house. The valuable interior furnishings had largely disappeared, however, and the inventory that had been outsourced was destroyed in air raids on Frankfurt am Main .

The building was given a new two-tone exterior paint in 2018, which better accentuates the structure of the facade.

Österberg seminars

Since 2009, a legal symposium of the SC zu Tübingen called the Österberg seminar has been held every year at the corps house with the participation of legally active corps students, such as B. Hans-Joachim Priester , Ulrich Seibert , Klaus Pohle , Hanns-Eberhard Schleyer , Volker Rieble , Edzard Schmidt-Jortzig , Gregor Bachmann or Henning Schulte-Noelle , and other renowned lawyers from science and practice such as Karsten Schmidt , Peter Hommelhoff , Jens Ekkenga or Harm Peter Westermann . The seminars are widely recognized and are reported on annually in the NZG . The seminars are designed as professional training for specialist lawyers and a. Recommended by the Stuttgart Bar Association. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary, Mohr Siebeck Verlag in Tübingen published a commemorative publication entitled “Practice and Teaching in Business Law”, ed. by Hans-Joachim Priester, Hansjörg Heppe and Harm Peter Westermann.


Preussental on Langeoog

For decades, many Tübingen Prussians helped their corps brother Jürgen von Schilling with the planting of the Langeoog dune cemetery .

Merger with Marcomannia-Breslau

After Borussia's cartel corps Marcomannia-Breslau had been suspended since the end of 2004 due to a lack of assets, a merger agreement between Borussia and Marcomannia-Breslau was signed on October 20, 2018. The merger took effect on January 1, 2019.

Relative Corps

The second year relates to the conclusion of the previous friendship


Friendly Corps


In alphabetic order

  • Viktor von Alten (1854–1917), district administrator in Groß Strehlitz
  • Friedrich von Alten (1888–1944), district administrator in Silesia, in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and in Neumark, shot himself on July 20, 1944
  • Walter Amelung (1865–1927), classical archaeologist, director of the German Archaeological Institute in Rome
  • Martin Biastoch (* 1965), classical philologist, high school teacher in Göttingen
  • Arthur Bollert (1870–1951), District Administrator in Johannisburg, Higher Administrative Judge at the Prussian Higher Administrative Court
  • Heinrich Bossart (1857–1930), Minister of State of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • Carl von Brandenstein (1875–1946), Interior and Justice Minister of Thuringia (SPD)
  • Werner Bruckhaus (1901–1992), Düsseldorf lawyer, co-founder of the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Albert Cuntze (1870–1950), administrative lawyer
  • Felix Czolbe (1863–1945), Reich judge.
  • Adolf Dennig (1858–1930), internist
  • Max Dittler (1881–1964), district administrator in Stockach and Wolfach, senior administrative judge
  • Merten Drevs (* 1934), lawyer in financial administration, State Secretary in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Jan-Hinrik Drevs (* 1968), son of Merten Drevs, filmmaker (for example: Mr. Pilipenko and his submarine (2006), Underdogs (2007))
  • Matthias Eberhard (1871–1944), District Administrator
  • Hans Ellenbeck (1889–1959), member of the Reichstag (DNVP, 1924–1928), from 1950 managing director of the Stifterverband der deutschen Industrie
  • Georg von Eucken-Addenhausen (1855–1942), envoy and plenipotentiary minister of the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, president of the East Frisian landscape
  • Rudolf Goldschmidt (1896–1976), District Administrator in Meßkirch and Stockach, Government Vice President in North Baden
  • Hans Goudefroy (1900–1961), General Director of Allianz Versicherungs-AG
  • Fritz Gummert (1895–1963), board member of Ruhrgas AG, represented Germany at the London Debt Conference
  • Oswald Artur Hecker (1879–1953), Professor of Modern History and Colonial History
  • Volkmar Herntrich (1908–1958), regional bishop of Hamburg
  • Georg Hindrichson (1854–1945), high school teacher in Hamburg and Cuxhaven
  • Hermann Hobrecker (1901–1973), industrial manager
  • Gerhard Koch (1906–1983), politician (SPD), Member of the Bundestag
  • Hugo Köster (1859–1943), Oldenburg and Prussian administrative lawyer, Mayor of Zehlendorf
  • August Lentze (1860–1945), Prussian Minister of State and Finance, President of the Deutsche Rentenbank
  • Hermann Luckenbach (1856–1949), classical archaeologist and author of several standard works on ancient architecture and art
  • Martin Luther (1906–1985), Hamburg lawyer, editor of a form commentary on stock corporation law, founder of the German law firm Luther (company) , co-founder of the German Institution for Arbitration , represented Germany at the London Debt Conference
  • Heinrich Maas (1908–1981), Senate Director in Bremen
  • Gerhard Marquordt (1881–1950), lawyer and politician (DVP)
  • Arthur Meyer (1884–1970), lawyer in the Prussian military administration
  • Matthew Miller (* 1973), TV anchor in New York: "Bloomberg on the Markets"
  • Josef Minten (1862–1940), District Administrator in Cologne
  • Albert Paul (1879–1949), Second Mayor of Magdeburg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mitteldeutsche Landesbank, Member of the Board of Directors of the German Savings Banks and Giro Association
  • Gustav Plaehn (1859–1934), classical philologist, high school teacher in Altenburg and Gera
  • Julius Pommer (1853–1928), chief magistrate in Saulgau and Esslingen
  • Viktor Reichmann (1881–1956), physician, pioneer of silicosis research
  • Walter Reimers (1913–2010), Vice President of the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court
  • Wilhelm Sauerwein (1872–1946), Minister of State in Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • Wolfgang Schieren (1927–1996), Chairman of the Board of Management and Supervisory Board of Allianz AG
  • Jürgen von Schilling (1909–2008), doctor, honorary citizen of Langeoog
  • Paul-Georg Schmidt (1902–1987), pulmonologist and surgeon
  • Max Schottelius (1849–1919), Professor of Pathological Anatomy and Hygiene
  • Henning Schulte-Noelle (* 1942), CEO of Allianz AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE
  • Hubertus Schwartz (1883–1966), Senator of the Free City of Danzig, District Administrator and Mayor of Soest
  • Theodor Schweisfurth (* 1937), international lawyer
  • Ulrich Seibert (* 1954), Professor, Head of the Corporate Law Department in the Federal Ministry of Justice
  • Peter Silberkuhl (* 1939), presiding judge at the Federal Administrative Court
  • Morris Simmonds (1855-1925), pathologist
  • Karl Ernst Sippell (1889–1945), board member of Deutsche Bank AG in Berlin, shot dead by Russians when he stood in front of his secretary
  • August Skalweit (1879–1960), economist, rector of the University of Kiel
  • Otto Snell (1859–1939), German psychiatrist and clinic director
  • Heinrich Specketer (1873–1933), chemist, board member of Griesheim-Elektron and IG Farben
  • Otto Sprengel (1852–1915), surgeon
  • Walther Stein (1864–1920), diplomat and historian
  • Christian Streffer (* 1934), radiation biologist, rector of the University of Essen
  • Walter Ludwig Strohmaier (* 1957), German urologist and chief physician for urology at the Coburg Clinic, teaching hospital of the University of Split, full professor at the University of Split, Croatia, and adjunct professor at the University of Würzburg
  • Oskar Stübben (1877–1943), President of the Braunschweigische Staatsbank
  • Kurt Trinks (1882–1958), lawyer
  • Hans Vaihinger (1852–1933), philosopher and Kant researcher
  • Hermann Varnhagen (1850–1924), English and Romance studies
  • Max Waldeck (1878–1970), ministerial official in the transport sector
  • Wolfgang Weng (* 1942), politician (FDP), Member of the Bundestag (1983–1998)
  • Hermann Wennrich (1892–1974), Vice President of the Federal Fiscal Court
  • Friedrich Wenz (1875–1954), chief magistrate in Triberg, district administrator in Villingen and Pforzheim
  • Max Wiskemann (1887–1971), board member of Tretorn Gummi- und Asbestwerke AG
  • Paul Wolffram (1860–1932), ministerial official in Prussia
  • Hermann Woothke (1888–1978), ministerial official and federal judge
  • Erich Zander (1906–1985), Senator for Justice in Bremen (CDU)

Holder of the Klinggräff Medal

The Klinggräff Medal of the Stifterverein Alter Corpsstudenten was awarded to:

See also


  • Werner Bauer: Corps list of Borussia zu Tübingen 1870-1991 . 1991.
  • Werner Bauer: Corps Borussia Tübingen 1970–1995. Corps Borussia Tübingen, Tübingen 1996.
  • Walter Berndt: Corps Borussia Tübingen 1870–1970. Corps Borussia Tübingen, Tübingen 1971.
  • Martin Biastoch: Duel and scale in the empire. Using the example of the Tübingen Corps Franconia, Rhenania, Suevia and Borussia between 1871 and 1895 (= GDS archive for university and student history. Supplement. No. 4). SH-Verlag, Schernfeld 1995, ISBN 3-89498-020-6 .
  • Martin Biastoch: Tübingen students in the German Empire. A socio-historical investigation (= Contubernium. Tübingen Contributions to the History of Science. Vol. 44). Thorbecke, Sigmaringen 1996, ISBN 3-7995-3236-6 (also: Tübingen, Univ., Diss., 1993/94).
  • Martin Biastoch: The Prussian House in Tübingen. In: Wilhelm G. Neusel (Ed.): Small castles, large villas. Tübingen fraternity houses in portrait. ArbeitsKreis Tübingen connections, Tübingen 2009, ISBN 978-3-924123-70-3 , pp. 56–65.
  • F. Klein: History of the Corps Borussia zu Tübingen 1870–1905 . 1904.

Web links

Commons : Corps Borussia Tübingen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Eng. "The forehead of the enemy, the chest (ie the heart) of the friend!"
  2. Paul Gerhardt Gladen : The Kösener and Weinheimer Corps. Their representation in individual chronicles . WJK-Verlag, Hilden 2007, ISBN 978-3-933892-24-9 , p. 37.
  3. ^ Lossow & Kühne with reference to the Prussian House, TÜpedia
  4. Martin Biastoch : 100 years of Tübingen Preußenhaus . In: Corps 3/2008, p. 23.f.
  5. ^ Rainer Assmann: The suspension time of the Tübinger SC in the Third Reich and during the occupation. In: then and now. Yearbook of the Association for Corporate Student History Research 21 (1976), p. 163.
  6. ^ Air raids on Tübingen
  7. ^ Österberg seminars .
  8. Horn, NZG 2020, 252 ff; Eitelbuss, NZG 2019, 133 ff; Bauer, NZG 2018, 927 ff; Heinemann / Esser, NZG 2017, 299; Backes / Knop, NZG 2016, 572 ff; Weitzmann / Kupsch, NZG 2015, 340 ff; Naraschweski / T. Schmidt, NZG 2014, 295-301; Tielmann, NZG 2013, 173 ff; Rottnauer, NZG 2012, 339 ff .; Backhaus, NZG 2011, 416 ff .; Hartmann, NZG 2010, 211 ff.
  10. Planting of Langeoog's Dune Cemetery (VfcG)