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Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat)

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Founded in 1368, this famous university is one of Germany's oldest and most prestigious.
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Grabengasse 1-3, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old University, a Baroque building dating back to early 18 century, houses the University Museum and the famous Studentenkarzer (student prison). The original entrance of the student prison is located in the back of the Old University building. Tourist should enter the prison from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

University of Heidelberg, Germany's oldest, dating to 1386. On the university square stand the two buildings of the old town campus, with the old university building dating to the 18th century on the northern side and the newer one dating to the 1930s at its...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Back in the day, university students were caught and "imprisoned" in the tower when they misbehaved. It was fun to read their comments scribbled on the walls long ago. Although we didn't spend much time, we were glad we made this stop on our trip....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

One of the oldest universities in the World started in the early 16th century by Elector Friederick II "The Wise."

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

We visited the university as part of a day trip. Very charming, lively place. I'm a university professor in the U.S., so was interested to see how an 800 year old university compared to one less than 100 years (very favorably). Beautiful cathedral, buildings, squares,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

So the University opened in 1386 I think i remember, back when knowledge and education was not highly regarded. Spending a night in the student prison, as they had rule and jurisdiction over their own, was a right of passage and almost more of a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Very prestigious university, even to this day. People apply from around the globe, with the hopes of being accepting. Old medieval type structures, now in a modernist city. Truly International and eclectic.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

My husband and I were visiting Heidelberg with a group of seniors while cruising on the Rhine River. This was one of our excursions after touring Heidelberg Castle. The university square is beautiful, very clean and very picturesque. Nearby students were very polite and friendly....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This university is very important to Germany’s history, and its museum is very nicely done and informative. The Great Hall is really the crown jewel, though! Make sure to go upstairs and see it.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Since I was young I've wanted to see Heidelberg University! And yes, I've finally did it! It was absolutely beautiful!!!!! Clean and fairy-tale town!

Date of experience: July 2017
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