Historic chestnut tree moved for KIT hotel renovation

Published on Wednesday, March 30News

This morning, a 60-year-old chestnut tree was successfully moved on the grounds of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) on Linnaeusstraat.

The horse chestnut was planted in the courtyard of KIT hotel on the occasion of the building’s opening in 1967. The chestnut tree has to make way for work on the KIT hotel, which is being renovated. The tree will be given a new, beautiful place between the hotel and the monumental main building of KIT on Linnaeusstraat.

KIT hotel renovation
The KIT hotel was originally not a hotel but a residence for students and guests of KIT from home and abroad. Numerous meetings under the chestnut have led to initiatives for international cooperation. As a guest house and in recent years as a hotel, the building no longer meets contemporary requirements for comfort and sustainability. That is why the building is now being renovated.

KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Mauritskade 64