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Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)

Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 542334
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a witty-history place to visit

It is an odd attraction you can find in Heidelberg. If you are to courious to find what jailed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Minkyung S
Seattle, Washington
Maybe we need student jails today

The Studentenkarzer was a student jail, operational from 1823 to 1914, where students were jailed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Craig W
Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 542334

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is an odd attraction you can find in Heidelberg. If you are to courious to find what jailed students did... go for it.

Thank Minkyung S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Studentenkarzer was a student jail, operational from 1823 to 1914, where students were jailed for offenses such as rowdiness in public offenses that disturbed the public. Imprisonment could last from 2 days to 4 weeks. Life in the prison was considered comfortable and almost...More

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A historical nugget, not really worth the time. Students were jailed for misdemeanours but it eventually became a status symbol to have spent time there.

Thank Merinepaul
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This was very interesting spot to visit. Make sure to read the little manuscript at the top of the stairs. Crazy what kids will do.

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 30 June 2017

You'd be hard pressed to find another place like this anywhere else in the world. Rich students were punished by being sent here, where they could be 'punished' without interfering in their social life. The grafittied walls are interesting, although I wonder that all the...More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Unusual and interesting place harking backto the days of unruly aristocratic students when they were allowed to misbehave without ruining their careers

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Fancy such a place existing in a university town. Hilarious really. Interesting that Mark Twain was "incarcerated" here, so I must read the short story he based his "visit" on! Heaps of graffiti by past internees. Perhaps a quick visit but nothing special, really.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

A nice restaurante for typical german food. The food is excellent, as much as the attention. Prices are ok

Thank Nicolas M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

With one ticket you can visit Student Prison, a gallery and 130 years old university great hall! Student prison has great graffitis on the walls, small place though.

Thank Mobin D
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The Student Prison is a unique spot to explore. Others in our tour group didn't even know about it's existence! It's like a gallery of decades long mischief has been captured on the walls, yet stands with pride!

Thank Alexa R
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Carol A
22 March 2017|
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Response from jaybeeFL | Reviewed this property |
Not really--It's a very old building with a rather dark staircase and 3 or 4 flights. If you mobility restricted, this would be very difficult. But there are so many other fantastic things to see and do in Heidelberg! Enjoy!