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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 #9 of 53 Attractions in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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62 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We did a tour of the Jail as part of a town guided tour; this is the way to do it as our guide brought it's very amusing history to life!

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Strasbourg, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We really enjoyed this. The student jail was so interesting. It was a little smaller than we expected but really good value for money! Next time we would get the audio guide. There is graffiti and paintings everywhere! Very touching history. The museum attached was great as well. Everything is in German in this part. Great part of our trip!

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