Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), Heidelberg

4.2
#5 of 19 in Historic Sites in Heidelberg
Established in the 1600s as a kind of prison to punish misbehaving students, Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) and places like it were prevalent at many German schools until the beginning of the 20th century. Eventually, the punishment became almost a rite of passage among students and turned into more of a social event filled with the sort of debauchery that had once caused a student to land here. Wander the rooms to see the poems, writings, musings, or stories scrawled on the walls, along with the paintings, drawings, and doodles left by the marauding students. If you can read German, you might even be able to pick out a story or two left behind by a student explaining just what he did to end up here. Arrange your visit to Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Heidelberg using our Heidelberg trip website .
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  • A not common visit of a prison for students with full of period graffiti. Small brochure in French.
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  • This prison is a prison that you want to enter once among students Anyway, I felt the weight of history overflowing with various graffiti
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  • Very small and lasts for 10-15 minutes. But it's definitely worth the 3 euros it costs.
  • Wonderful place to visit. Not so important but distinguished.
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