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Address: Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 06221/54-23-34
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the student jail

very interesting. Especially if somebody thing that it conserns Germany. Jmail for students? Indeed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2016
NIKOLAS S
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Los Angeles, California

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You will need to either read up or have a guide to explain about this student jail, i happen to chance upon a lecturer explaining to its foreign students about this attraction.

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Mooreville, Mississippi, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great idea then...and would be a great idea now! Kinda like an "In-school" suspension room or a "time out" for college students. But to pay for a quick look-see is a rip-off. The graffiti on the walls is in German, so English-only folks like me don't have a clue. Save your money.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is a fascinating place to visit, much unlike any other attraction you're likely to have visited. The University of Heidelberg apparently had its own jurisdiction over its students until the 1880s, and would confine mischievous students to the Student Jail for shorter periods of time. There's lots of courful graffiti from the former inmates on the walls. Your ticket... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

very interesting. Especially if somebody thing that it conserns Germany. Jmail for students? Indeed.

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Thank NIKOLAS S
Leipzig, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This place was recommended to me by a local friend. Its history is interesting. The medieval universities in Germany had their own judiciary. Criminal students could not be arrested by ordinary police, they had to be judged by the university and be imprisoned in the student jail. This was more a fun game for many students and a kind of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Never seen something like it before. It's where they'd lock up students who didn't behave properly as the university had its own jurisdiction ( most of the time disturbing public order because of how drunk they where) Is very quick to see. Afterwards you can see the university museum in the same building and not paying anything else (just 2,5... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

An eye opener for our 14 year old granddaughter!!!! Quite interesting and a lot of graffiti....don't misbehave!!! Very easy to miss you have to be looking for it!!

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

It is hard to find here open, but once you get in you immediately feel the old days of university life in heidelberg. Totally recommended. Awesome place

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Visited here as part of the university museum visit. Cannot stress enough the importance of getting the audio guide (leaving your ID as deposit which is returned when the audio pack is returned). Really made the tour better for non English speakers.

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

this was part of a private tour we were enjoying ... AMAZING PLACE with a great history .. worth the visit and such fun place.. especially all the stories around the place! THANK YOU

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