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Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)

Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 542334
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Visit the whole complex as it is surprisingly both entertaining and informative

The prison is an amusing small museum to visit and was not very serious place for locking up noisy... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DorsetArk
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dorset
Interesting and creepy place

A lot of graffities in an old building where students have to spend some days, when they are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
El_lobo_54
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Reinach, Schweiz
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Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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"interesting place"
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"cool place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

The prison is an amusing small museum to visit and was not very serious place for locking up noisy and disruptive partying students of the gay young things era. There are entertaining drawings and graffiti in rooms and on staircases ,walls and ceilings over a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of graffities in an old building where students have to spend some days, when they are drunken, had troubles with police officers and so on ...

Thank El_lobo_54
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

A must see while in Heidelberg. Just in the back of the Old University, in the heart of the city, reveals lots of stories of the past. Something unique. Needs less than an hour to explore it.

Thank Petros K
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Quirky little museum in the old town. Well worth a visit to see the graffiti and artwork which covers the place. Students were incarcerated for a variety of interesting "crimes" that you can read about in several languages. You can also visit the university museum...More

Thank Soozineh
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We had read about the Studentenkarzer in blogs and tour books. We are glad that we made time to stop and see this old student jail. You don't need much time to explore, but it is definitely worth a go. Notably, this is not accessible...More

Thank Dana F
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I was expecting something a little more preserved and museum-like, but it was an interesting stop. Don’t pay just for this, though. Only bother if you’re also visiting the University itself.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Where students who were on probation for misbehaving were housed. Traditionally they decorated the walls with drawings. Not very large, but inexpensive (they only take cash for entrance fee)

Thank MilwaukeeCraig
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

We had a talking tour that took us to this attraction. It was cool to visit and hear about the history of the place. It would not have been so great to visit without some sort of background or tour telling us about the history/reason...More

Thank carrjenn
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

A historical student jail with all the walls covered in graffiti from top to bottom. An unique spot, the first time I visited a student jail. And if you can read German, there are some very funny messages between the drawings! The jail is small,...More

Thank Globetrotter045
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

The upper floor of the building was used by the university to lock-up students, who were still allowed to attend lectures, who misbehaved. Nearing 1914 it became something to boast off, spending the night in the student prison. There are several rooms, and the whole...More

Thank Katrien S
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Carol A
22 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!
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