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Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat)

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Address: Grabengasse 1-3, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 6221 542152
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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 ticket to the Alte Universtat Museum will also get you into the student jail that is around the back of the building. The museum is just a few minutes but must of the signs... read more

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The ticket to the Alte Universtat Museum will also get you into the student jail that is around the back of the building. The museum is just a few minutes but must of the signs are in English and German. The signs give you a history of the university from its beginning until modern day (including when women were allowed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will suggest parents to send their children to study medical in one the best university in the whole world - its small and its safe neighborhood

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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