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  1. Germany
  2. Rhine Neckar Area
  3. Heidelberg

Heidelberg: The University in the Old Town

Product ID: 191726
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On this 1.5-hour guided walking tour, you can experience the Old Auditorium and take a look at the historic students' prison (Karzer) with a qualified tour guide.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn all about the Karzer, the historic students’ prison
  • See the Old Auditorium
  • Visit St. Peter's Church
Full description
The Ruperto Carolao is the oldest University in Germany and was founded in 1386 by Rupert I, Elector Palatine. This walking tour takes you to the University Library, which houses the world-famous Medieval song collection Codex Manesse, and across the road to St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the Old Town. The Alte Aula, or old auditorium, and the Karzer, the historic Students’ Prison, are two of the stops along the way. Between 1778 and 1914, students were punished for trivial offenses in the Karzer. The tour offers you a chance to get to know the history of the university and its student life.
  • Tour with qualified tour guide
  • Admission to university institutions
What’s Not Included
  • Tip
  • Meals

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Meeting point

Neckarmünzplatz, in front of the Tourist Information: Obere Neckarstraße 33, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany.

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Important information
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• There will be no tour during the Old Town festival, Heidelberg Autumn Festival, on September 26, 2020
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Product ID: 191726