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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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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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Beautiful buildings, full with history

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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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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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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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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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66 helpful votes 66 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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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Walk around the Old University, the oldest university in Germany, with its old buildings, student prison and wonderful library. The visit is a must if you are in Heidelberg, it has been the heart of the city for centuries.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

One of the most outstanding places that I ever been! One of the oldest university in Germany an a study/work place of many Nobel Prize awards! You can enter in The Room of the 13th century where generations of scientist was. Unforgettable!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Heidelberg is city with lots of universities. This part of town is just amazing. Spot some fine architecture while sitting on a bench.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It was interesting to visit. A few signs were in English - including the ones relating to the history which were helpful. A good background was provided relating to WWII. The Grand Hall was spectacular.

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