Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley Sights

Alte Universität (Old University)

Updated 11/15/2013

Fodor's Review

The three-story baroque structure was built between 1712 and 1735 at the behest of the elector Johann Wilhelm, although Heidelberg's Ruprecht Karl University was originally founded in 1386. Today it houses the University Museum, with exhibits that chronicle the history of Germany's oldest university. The present-day Universitätsplatz (University Square) was built over the remains of an Augustinian monastery that was destroyed by the French in 1693.

Sight Information

Address:

Grabeng. 1–3, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany

Map It

Phone:

06221-542–152

Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Apr.–Sept., Tues.–Sun. 10–6; Oct., Tues.–Sun. 10–4, Nov.–Mar., Tues.–Sat. 10–4

Updated 11/15/2013

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement