The institute would like to offer researchers and those interested in the history of German history a place of research with a library and various photo and photo collections. It endeavors to network with all institutions which are important for the study of the history of the Teutonic Order in order to achieve increased international cooperation.An active exchange between scientists and interested parties can be promoted through meetings in the premises of the Research Center.
The institute, which is affiliated to the chair of the Fränkische Landesgeschichte, was officially inaugurated and thus also to the professor Prof. Dr. Helmut Flachenecker, has set itself the goal of setting the history of the Teutonic Order in a larger temporal context as well as embedding in a regionally diverse area. It is devoted to a comparative European regional history with diverse political, religious and cultural references. At the same time, it explores the history of the Ballei and today's Komturei Franconia.the newly founded Research Center of the German Order was officially inaugurated on the Hubland Campus North. The conference was organized by the Research Center of the German Order at the Julius Maximilian University in Würzburg
At present, donations and permanent loans are made available to the library in the research centre, and the library's own resources are included in the catalog of the university. The institute is also made known to the public through the establishment of its own website and the creation of advertising material. The long-term objective of the institute is to develop not only as a centre for scientific and cultural exchange, but also as an integral feature of the University of Würzburg.