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Bursa (Student Dormitory)

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  • Tübingen
  • Educational Institution

Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's Review

The word bursa meant "purse" in the Middle Ages and later came to refer to student lodgings such as this former student dormitory. Despite its classical facade, which it acquired in the early 19th century, the building actually dates back to 1477. Medieval students had to master a broad curriculum that included the septem artes liberales (seven liberal arts) of grammar, dialectic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. The interior of the Bursa is not open for visits, but it's worth strolling by for a look at the outside.

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Bursag. 4, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, 72070, Germany

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Published 04/23/2016


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