In the long term, buildings and rooms of historical interest can only be preserved if they can also be put to good use. In many of these rooms, the most challenging task of all is to find the right acoustics for the new use. Using three real laboratories, the research project “Acoustics for rooms in historical buildings” develops concepts and indoor acoustic solutions that are individually tailored to the rooms, but which can also be transferred to other areas. The focus is on the main problems and obstacles encountered when designing acoustics for historical rooms. The project is being carried out by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP and supported by the German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) with funds from the Zukunft Bau research funding program.