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Founded in 1368, this famous university is one of Germany's oldest and most prestigious.
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Grabengasse 1-3, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the University in Heidelberg, one of the oldest in Germany, just to see this spectacular library.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed 26 June 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 8 March 2019

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

Date of experience: September 2018
65  Thank liucy752
Reviewed 1 February 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 10 December 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

One of the oldest universities in the World started in the early 16th century by Elector Friederick II "The Wise."

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gureni L
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AggieJoe79
Reviewed 27 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank James O
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Sunshine34500
Reviewed 12 May 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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