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The white Old University building is located at Grabenstrasse and Hauptstrasse on the square with the Lion Fountain. Originally on this spot an Augustine monastery was located, but when Heidelberg was razed in the war in the late 1600s, it was decided to build a...More
The Old University, a Baroque building dating back to early 18 century, houses the University Museum and the famous Studentenkarzer (student prison).
The original entrance of the student prison is located in the back of the Old University building. Tourist should enter the prison from...More
University of Heidelberg, Germany's oldest, dating to 1386. On the university square stand the two buildings of the old town campus, with the old university building dating to the 18th century on the northern side and the newer one dating to the 1930s at its...More
Back in the day, university students were caught and "imprisoned" in the tower when they misbehaved. It was fun to read their comments scribbled on the walls long ago. Although we didn't spend much time, we were glad we made this stop on our trip....More
We visited the university as part of a day trip. Very charming, lively place. I'm a university professor in the U.S., so was interested to see how an 800 year old university compared to one less than 100 years (very favorably). Beautiful cathedral, buildings, squares,...More
So the University opened in 1386 I think i remember, back when knowledge and education was not highly regarded. Spending a night in the student prison, as they had rule and jurisdiction over their own, was a right of passage and almost more of a...More
Very prestigious university, even to this day. People apply from around the globe, with the hopes of being accepting. Old medieval type structures, now in a modernist city. Truly International and eclectic.
My husband and I were visiting Heidelberg with a group of seniors while cruising on the Rhine River. This was one of our excursions after touring Heidelberg Castle. The university square is beautiful, very clean and very picturesque. Nearby students were very polite and friendly....More