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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...
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Especially impressive- Great hall- Alte Aula. Ferdinand Kellers painting on the front wall depicts the arrival of Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom and the arts. You can feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Especially impressive- Great hall- Alte Aula. Ferdinand Kellers painting on the front wall depicts the arrival of Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom and the arts. You can feel arriving of wisdom...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Really nice student's city to visit! A lot of arquitecture, lakes and bridges. Totally recommended. Don't miss it!

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you go to Heidelberg Castle, the University is right next to it and worth seeing. The grounds are beautiful and you may see a student or two in their educational dress . . . fun and interesting.

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Palm City, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice place for a leisurely walk, and interesting architecture and history. Don't miss a quick view of the library.

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Welland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We made a beeline for the University during a stop in Heidelberg because we wanted to see the ancient institution. I guess the good thing is that it is a functioning university, filled with students and classrooms and energy. It's not really a tourist destination. Hard to see any evidence of historical buildings. Not a bad thing for a school,... More 

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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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Singapore
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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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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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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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