Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat), Heidelberg

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Historic Walking Area Educational Site
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. With our custom trip planner, Heidelberg attractions like Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Great Auditorium of the University and taught friends and walked in. Go in and surprised. Rapt in a wonderful historic building. University Museum Auditorium tickets was allowed so this is honestly not sure.
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  • "He has sought are" unfortunately not enough for a positive review. At a conference with workshops, noticed that many things are sympathetic unprofessional, indefinitely but affect the quality of the event. Too little signposted parking for exhibitors of to uncoordinated planning of the estates, the impression continued unfortunately consistently - too bad it could have been so beautiful...
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  • Germany's oldest university, just to see the building has long been pouring looked though, historically, if you look at a lot of places that are worth visiting, I think it would be great
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