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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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overwhelming amount of history and art in one place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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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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Rottweil, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

really worth the visit - fantastic graffiti and really atmospheric. access is through the shop, museum was interesting, but the student jail was the most striking of all.

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

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