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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  • Germany the oldest university. Although it was built in the late 14th century, the building has a profound feeling of masonry, but because of the modern design of the window of the red frame on the white wall, I received the impression of a modern building than the one that I had imagined. There is only a university that made Heidelberg known to the world as a city of beautiful university. I also saw the student prison, and see the word of mouth of the student prison.
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  • The oldest university in Germany is the symbol of Heidelberg. Without knowing the entrance, when I asked in the kata Koto, I was guided by a Japanese the campus at the Graduate school Japanese graduate student. I recalled my school days when I was full of dreams.
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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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