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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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Extremely small, compatible information

The place is tiny. In total there is one staircase, one restroom, and a handful of rooms or "cells". You can see it all in 10 minutes. The information given is also pretty small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Marcus P
Barra Bonita, SP
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Barra Bonita, SP
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is tiny. In total there is one staircase, one restroom, and a handful of rooms or "cells". You can see it all in 10 minutes. The information given is also pretty small. It's all written in one single A4 page, at the entrance (photo attached to the review). The place is nice, but I think I expected more... More 

Thank Marcus P
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit. The house is a former Student's Prison that is full of graffiti by students who were there. Having a tour guide is worth to know about its history. I liked the silhouette drawings of students. Mark Twain wrote about the student artwork at this place.

Thank Timothy R
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I visited two student prisons - one is more like a small dungeon in the basement of the old university building - this happens to be the forerunner of the Studentenkarzer, and a drab small hole of captivity with a few threads of graffiti. The later and newer version in a full fledged building was more interesting, and absorbing -... More 

Thank sumit100051781
Frankfurt, Germany
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24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The Student Jail was definitely one of the most interesting place I've ever visited. It's full of history and funny stories. Also, it's better if you have a guided tour around the small jail so that you can know every bit of details concerning this place.

1 Thank Hally G
Heidelberg, Germany
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

It was an official jail for students and in use between 1774 and 1914. It is a very interesting little place. The walls are filled with the stundents’ writings, images, and portrait. It is really funny to read all the comments! It is a must when you are visiting Heidelberg!

1 Thank Kaschibo
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Or your good made the story come alive. This is a jail that was anything but a jail. The story add to the ethos of Heidelberg University.

Thank Amy M
Hof bei Salzburg, Austria
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Interesting to see and hear about this. It was part of the Heidelburg 1.5 hour walking tour which is also worth it just to get the information you'd never find out on your own.

Thank Convent101
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104 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Don't miss this cool old part of the City. Great stories and history in the Student Jail. Look for the name and date of the last student to be held there!

Thank Jonwal
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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118 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is were students that were misbehaving spent the night ( or more ) after a rowdy gathering.Remember that it was customary to have "scarring" saber fights to prove its masculanity until not to long ago.

Thank willy m
Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit and the nominal entrance fee is value for money (especially if you have a HeidelbergCARD which gives you a bit more off). Apparently the only Student Jail in the world, so got to be worth seeing if you have half an hour to spare.

Thank PeaEmm

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