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Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat)

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Address: Grabeng. 1-3, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 06221 542-152
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Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Founded in 1368, this famous university is one of Germany's oldest and...
Founded in 1368, this famous university is one of Germany's oldest and most prestigious.
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Don't just look at the student jail, there are more ...

The old university campus at Alt-stadt is beautiful. Don't miss it. It has plenty to offer. There are three areas that you should explore. First, the student jail. Nothing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We walked all around campus but didn't see any buildings older than about 1920's. There was construction going on so maybe older buildings were in construction area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The old university campus at Alt-stadt is beautiful. Don't miss it. It has plenty to offer. There are three areas that you should explore. First, the student jail. Nothing fantastic. It was a prison to confine naughty boys in the school in the old days. Second, the university museum. This is something to look at. Exchange your passport for an... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The university is beautiful, and you can see a great deal of it just by walking around town. And unless you stick strictly to the shopping areas you are bound to stroll around the city quite a bit. Our hotel was near a university dining hall and we strolled through....I wish my university dining hall had been so beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The older buildings are very well preserved, but include all the modern facilities any university needs.

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Covilha, Portugal
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a must see when you visit Heidelberg. There are pieces of old and recent history everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A city landmark with a beautiful green, where students were eating lunch on a beautiful fall day. Oldest university in Germany. See it on your walk around Old Town.

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Furtwangen, Germany
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Oldest Uni in Germany, opened in 1382 , and still teaching generations until, what an amazing campus, and history

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went to the University museum because it was included on the ticket that we had purchased for the Student Prison. Whilst some of the exhibits had no engish, many did, and we found it a really interesting experience, especially the frank and (seemingly) honest account of the university during the Nazi years to the end of the war. A... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is a 600 years old university and the university also is Germany's oldest. It's worth to visit when you in the Heidelberg area.

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Visiting the oldest university in Germany was a highlight of our trip to Heidelberg for my husband. However, don't expect to see a lot of ancient buildings, as very few survive. Most of the current university was built about 1931, with American funds. The architecture is very traditional, so you wouldn't necessarily guess it's 20th century origins. It was, nonetheless,... More 

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Additional Information about Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat)

Address: Address: Grabeng. 1-3, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 06221 542-152
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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