Fritz Haber was born on December 9, 1868, in Breslau, Germany, into one of the town's oldest families, as the son of trader Siegfried Haber and Paula Haber. Fritz attended the St. Elizabeth classical school in Breslau and conducted numerous chemical experiments there. From 1886 to 1891, he studied chemistry under Bunsen at the University of Heidelberg, A.W. Hoffmann at the University of Berlin, and Liebermann at the Technical School in Charlottenburg. After finishing university, Haber volunteered at his father's chemical business. Because he was interested in chemical technology, he also worked under Professor Georg Lunge at the Zurich Institute of Technology.