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Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)

Address: Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 06221/54-23-34
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Ranked #11 of 82 things to do in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A small museum, but SO unique! Won't take up too much time out of your day in Heidelberg but there is nothing else like this little students prison! Highly recommend a visit! Here's a more in depth blog post I wrote about this site on my regional travel blog: http://hiddeningermany.blogspot.ca/2014/08/studentenkarzer-student-prison.html

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Sydney, Australia
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66 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was an interesting insight into student life (and discipline) in the history of Heidelberg University. It is only a few rooms heavy with graffiti from over the years and will not take long to see, but it worthwhile, particularly in conjunction with the university museum (which is included on the same ticket). When you go to the university, make... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very nice experience. The student jail is the place where those who got rowdy with their drinking and antics were held. Interesting wall art.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I find this place really cool. Students who were kept here with minor offense have graffited the walls with the silhouette of their roomates. This is more like a student dorm than a "prison".

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Heidelberg, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Do not miss it. It takes only 1 hour, very funny nice experience. I will not tell more you must see it yourself.

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The sons of the rich were educated at the university in Heidelberg in days gone by. The student jail is the place where those who got rowdy with their drinking and antics were held. Interesting wall art, some over 100 years old, by the students during their time "away". Bathroom facilities to the left of the main entrance, free of... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

On weekends you purchase your tickets from the university shop. The jail is located up two flights of stairs and the entire way up is decorated with silhouette, crests, and other little pictures painted by the students. Some of them are over 100 years old and still looking great. The jail itself consists of 3 single rooms, what appears to... More 

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Hsinchu County, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

not easy to find and need to walk about 2 mins to reach the student jail after get in the entrance, there is a introduction book in many kinds of language on 3rd floor. although i do not understand german, it was still fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a really funny thing. When you see it for the first time it just looks amusing but later you actually see it is really good thing that maybe should be practising these days :D worth a visit

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

Would have been nice if there was more of a background on the jail. The pics on the wall were interesting. Where did they get the paint, etc to make the pics???

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