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Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)

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Address: Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 06221/54-23-34

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A quirky place to visit!

In days gone by student who were guilty of offences such as womanising, drinking and letting the farmers pigs out were sent to this prison. In reality it is a small apartment in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

In days gone by student who were guilty of offences such as womanising, drinking and letting the farmers pigs out were sent to this prison. In reality it is a small apartment in the city centre, with a few rather austere rooms. However, what makes it fun is the graffiti and the sheer sillyness of such an idea. It's certainly... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Before the First World War changed Prussian society forever, old Heidelberg University was one big frat party. Getting locked in the Studentenkarzer for some prank like drunkenness and public urination just meant you were a good old boy. In fact, some of the upper crust society were so sentimental about their stay in this jail that they would come back... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Good place to visit if you are strolling down the main alley of Heidelberg. The place is small so it will take only about 30+ minutes to see the place walking up/down the building. 그리고 한국인들님아. 제발 낙서 좀 하지맙시다. 영어/불어/스페인어 등등 세계 각국어로 쓰여진 가이드 안내판 뒤에 한글로 "낙서를 하지 말아주세요"라고 따로 적혀있는걸 보고 얼마나 챙피했던지....

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Pebble Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I loved the student jail. We read a bit about it before deciding to check it out, but I did not expect it to be so interesting. The graffiti is extensive, and quite creative. There is a bit of the history written up in several languages for the viewers that explains a bit about the place and the practice of... More 

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

This was a very interesting and unique venture off of the beaten path. I will admit that the entrance fee was a little bit steep considering, but it was very very interesting. Be prepared for long waits if you don't want other tourists in your photos. But, rest assured that with the proper camera (it's pretty dark in there) you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Interesting story about old Heidelberg University and a place where student engaged in fun and high jinks would go when caught. It became a badge of honor to be sent to Student Prison. I did not like the fact that admission was charged for something that was no more than a 10-15 minute visit.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Again, best to go and see with the city guide who can tell you the background and some of the original stories with the wall drawings

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Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

At five euros the jail was a bit of a let down. It took us about ten minutes to see the three floors. The interesting aspect of the jail was the student art work, and the history behind it. Other than that I would not recommend it.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

What an extraordinary little place. Entrance is in a little side alley and you pay a small entrance fee in the shop. The creaky, dark wood and attic level rooms are atmospheric, but the graffiti makes this student jail really cool. Post cards of the graffiti and a good selection of other stuff is available for purchase in the shop.... More 

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Rehovot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A must to be seen. The idea of locking up naughty students at not too harsh conditions, and the writings on th walls are very interesting.

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Address: Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 06221/54-23-34
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg

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