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Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat)

Grabengasse 1-3, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 542152
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Founded in 1368, this famous university is one of Germany's oldest and most prestigious.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Grabengasse 1-3, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting Heidelberg with a group of seniors while cruising on the Rhine River. This was one of our excursions after touring Heidelberg Castle. The university square is beautiful, very clean and very picturesque. Nearby students were very polite and friendly....More

1  Thank MaryannF650
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This university is very important to Germany’s history, and its museum is very nicely done and informative. The Great Hall is really the crown jewel, though! Make sure to go upstairs and see it.

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Since I was young I've wanted to see Heidelberg University! And yes, I've finally did it! It was absolutely beautiful!!!!! Clean and fairy-tale town!

1  Thank 652nc
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

In an old university building, there are a few rooms set aside for a small museum about the history of the university and a few of its famous professors and students. The displays are mainly text with some photographs, and the text is for nearly...More

3  Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

The presence of this historicial university adds a student lifestyle character to this tourist oriented town. You can see many students hanging out in little cafes studing.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Entry is by ticket, which also covers a visit to the Students' Jail. The museum and the Aula are interesting. Sadly a lot of the interesting displays in the museum are only described in German - but there are a few displays with English too.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Built on 1886 marked the 500th anniversary of Heidelberg University, amazing place to visit. Nice paintings on the roof.

1  Thank Mobin D
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

This old university is located on a square...both the square and the university aren't big deal...Nothing impressive, no decorations, specific materials, etc...Too bad

Thank Guilljea
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The museum on the ground floor of the old university building has only a few artefacts and a couple of panels, some in German and some in English as well. The ones in English are only about the history of the university in the 20th...More

2  Thank AndrewLa1
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This museum is included in the student prison ticket. Although the museum itself is not very big, like three or four rooms of mainly written history, it is interesting if you take some time to read some of its articles. But what you should really...More

1  Thank Eleni B
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