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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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the student jail

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Leipzig, Germany
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank bridget3313
Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

One of the most peculiar places I ever visited. It was really worth the time, and it's a good one to take pictures.

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Newtown, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This has a very interesting story not much to see apart when the tour guide explains the story behind the jail it was quite informative

Thank 792Carol_H

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