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Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat)

Grabeng. 1-3, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
06221 542-152
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Ranked #6 of 48 attractions in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, History Museums, Historic Walking Areas
Description: Founded in 1368, this famous university is one of Germany's oldest and most prestigious.
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Munich, Germany
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146 reviews 146 reviews
75 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Try to get there during mid-day to be allowed access to this gem of late 19th-century "interior design"--if this is what you might be looking for ...

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Porto, Portugal
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The more you walk alongside the river the more chances you have to get into the main street. The great beautiful green hills invite you to go up and visit the castle. The main street with no traffic it is like a "passerelle" of beautiful and historic buildings.Watch the statues in old balconies. Try to guess the secrets of some... More

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Baden-Baden, Germany
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Nice atmosphere, student town, lively atmosphere around. Lots of bikes and cafes around. Some interesting buildings.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Definitely take a look at the main lecture hall, comes with a short speech on the history of the room and university which is interesting

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Netanya, Israel
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

My imagination worked well while visiting the university and I enjoyed it a lot. But the presentation was doing wrong to this splendid marvel and many stories that can be told of the many eras of glory and shame through the years of this great establishment of intellect and power. Still I warmely recommend to visit the museum and enter... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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51 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Going to the Old Town, you shouldn't miss visiting old Heidelberg University! The entrace ticket for an adult is EUR 3. This include the university museum, student prison and old hall. It really worth to visit!

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

It is worth a trip to this university. Lovely old architecture and beautiful campus, set on very pretty grounds, its worth a trip here!

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Leskovac, Serbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

If you are going to Heidelberg don't miss to visit Old Heidelberg University. it is said that in Heidelberg you will find the most beautiful girls as this is strong university center. Old buildings and very big kitchen for the students is something that you should see.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

For anyone who remembers he Student Prince and thinking this is how it would still be,Forget it. No german bands, more Karaoke and disco.No standing on tables and singing, things have changed. The University is well worth a visit if this is your kind of thing. To sit in the University gardens on the grass watching the world go by... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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351 attraction reviews
1,113 helpful votes 1,113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

One of the many universities along the way to Aldstadt, the old town. Take a guided tour as we did to learn of the history of this area. Much better than doing it on your own

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