Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat), Heidelberg

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Founded in 1386, Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat) is Germany's oldest university, ranked among Europe's top universities and the birthplace of modern psychology, sociology, and psychiatry, as well as the alma mater of 11 heads of state. Here you'll find the old lecture halls decorated with frescoes and sculptures, a museum detailing the university's history, and the library--one of Europe's most important since medieval times. The university is also home to the Student Prison, its most curious building. From the 18th century up until 1914, students could be jailed here for offenses like disturbing the peace--though they'd still be let out to go to class through a special door. The centuries' worth of graffiti and paintings they left behind are still visible. A guided tour of the university available, showing you all the most historic sights. Put Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat) and other Heidelberg attractions into our Heidelberg trip itinerary planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It has become a centerpiece of the tourism and the oldest university in Europe. It was worthy of stone in the building than what was imagined in the modern architecture and. I guess that improvements will be made of again, and plays a central role even in old age, is the latest technology of the time spent on its development. Tourism object think is worth a look.
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  • One of the oldest universities in the World started in the early 16th century by Elector Friederick II "The Wise."  more »
  • I just stopped by the site!!! It was observed that has a lot of history involved! I will come back to explore better the site!!!
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  • The Assembly Hall is very beautiful. The entrance to the historical Museum, the room and lock-up for students-3 euro
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