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Studentenkarzer (Student Prison)

Studentenkarzer (Student Prison) Review

The oldest surviving university prison in Germany consists of just two small rooms. For more than three centuries (1515–1845) students were locked up here for such offenses as swearing, failing to attend sermons, wearing clothing considered lewd, or playing dice. The figures on the walls are not graffiti but scenes from biblical history that were supposed to contribute to the moral improvement of the incarcerated students. You can enter the prison on a guided tour organized by the Tübingen tourist board.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Münzg. 20, Tübingen, 72070 | Map It
  • Phone: 07071/91360
  • Cost: €1
  • Hours: Tour weekends at 2
  • Location: Tübingen
Updated: 11-15-2013

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