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Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat)

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Address: Grabengasse 1-3, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 06221 542-152
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Founded in 1368, this famous university is one of Germany's oldest and most...

Founded in 1368, this famous university is one of Germany's oldest and most prestigious.

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The Student Prince Lives

For me the Heidelberg University holds a special charm, especially when you consider the 700+ year history of the University. Walking around the Old University is a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For me the Heidelberg University holds a special charm, especially when you consider the 700+ year history of the University. Walking around the Old University is a great experience when you think about all the timeless knowledge accumulated there.

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting the university, you will get a ticket for three things: the (small) museum, the Old Hall and the Student Prison. The museum is quite interesting, but also a bit dry. Lot's of text, not a lot of historical artifacts. Plus, only part of is was in English, so I gave up on reading all the German. I'd think... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Entered the University museum and student jail (paid 2.5 Euros, student rate). The museum has detailed information about the university's history. Do visit the old hall upstairs. You can get an English audio guide from the reception, which I think makes the tour 10 times more enjoyable.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

A visit to the University is an absolute must do when in Heidelberg. The University Museum in the old building is small but excellent, with all displays and texts available in English. Your ticket includes entry to the Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) nearby. Be sure to check up the Aula upstairs as well!

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Dehradun, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Can you imagine an university that too old produce 41 Nobel laureate ? Yes this is the place. I was unlucky as able to visit this place from outside. Still it attracts lot of brains from all over the world. Even the small township below it is wonderful. All you can see hill plain and a river with in few... More 

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Sofia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is one of the best universities not only in Germany. Established in 1386 - it was amazing during the centuries up to now - Dem lebendigen Geist!

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

we were fortunate to receive a private tour when all was closed up and therefore we got an amazing insight ... the history and the rooms are fascinating and worth a visit .. THANK YOU AGAIN for such a treat !

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Bhubaneswar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Heidelberg university is one of the oldest university of Germany, and this is a beautiful building to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Europe is not known for its college campus like in America. That being said this is one of the oldest schools in Germany. Actually it is the 4th oldest in the Holy Roman Empire. For that reason is why the school is kind of special. The museum was neat, but some of the staff don't really know a lot about... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

You should know the history of the Old University, from the building itself is not to inviting. It is nice to know that this is one of the oldest universities in Europe. It is also famous for a lot of Nobel price winner, who studied or teached here.

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