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Heidelberg Educational Institution

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. Be sure to visit the colorful graffiti-filed Student Prison, where bad behavior was punished by old-fashioned lockdown, and the Great Hall, now used mostly for concerts and ceremonies,

Educational Institution Historical

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Grabeng. 1–3
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg  69117, Germany

- 06221 - 542–540

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €34, Closed Mon. Apr.–Oct.; closed Sun. and Mon. Nov.–Mar.

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