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Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)

Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 542334
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Great place to visit

With one ticket you can visit Student Prison, a gallery and 130 years old university great hall... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mobin D
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Student Prison is Quite Neat!

The Student Prison is a unique spot to explore. Others in our tour group didn't even know about... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alexa R
San Antonio, Texas
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Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 542334

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With one ticket you can visit Student Prison, a gallery and 130 years old university great hall! Student prison has great graffitis on the walls, small place though.

Thank Mobin D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Student Prison is a unique spot to explore. Others in our tour group didn't even know about it's existence! It's like a gallery of decades long mischief has been captured on the walls, yet stands with pride!

Thank Alexa R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A phenomenal and unexpected find that was worth the entire trip to Old Town. Oh, the stories. And the art.

Thank AndreaMichaels1214
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building from the 16th century is the jail for students who were not following the strict rules of the University. The fixtures and graffiti are a unique expression of the students till the 19th century.

Thank americatraveler11
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It was very interesting to walk around the student jail. Viewing all the students names on the walls was amusing, but understanding German would have made it better. We managed to spend about 15 minutes here, as there are only about 4 rooms and a...More

1  Thank e449
Reviewed 6 April 2017

If you do the English -speaking tour you get taken in here as part of the price. The place is festooned with art work created by the former inmates in celebration of their incarceration!

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is an interesting visit to a historical location in the oldest university in Germany. I've heard rumors from some of my friends in DE that apparently some students may have done intentional infractions so they would be sent here. Why...maybe food or quiet study...More

Thank Dr-Ing-Dchen
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This was an interesting stop and a neat part of the school history. The jail was run by the university for "wayward" students. The graphetti done by the students is interesting to look at.

Thank Paige B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was a little bit disappointed entering this little museum. It is only 4 rooms where you can only see graffiti on walls of this kind of Jail for the rebel students in the Heidelberg University. We are talking about the 1800 if I am...More

1  Thank claudiaroel
Reviewed 30 December 2016

An interesting curiosity, full of inscriptions and paitings, which look quite modern, it is necesssary to use audioguide, since there is no guide there.

1  Thank jedrus7
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Carol A
If you cannot do the stairs, is there another way to see the Student Jail
21 March 2017|
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Response from jaybeeFL | Reviewed this property |
Not really--It's a very old building with a rather dark staircase and 3 or 4 flights. If you mobility restricted, this would be very difficult. But there are so many other fantastic things to see and do in Heidelberg! Enjoy!