The public university tour of Heidelberg Marketing GmbH will be suspended or canceled until July 31, 2020 due to Corona.
Founded by Prince Elector Ruprecht I. in 1386, the “Ruperto Carola” is Germany’s oldest university and one of the most venerable education facilities in Europe.
The round tour conveys not only the university’s history but also provides an insight into student life. It takes you from the university library via the Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Church), the oldest church in Heidelberg, to the Alte Aula (Old Auditorium) and the historical Studentenkarzer (Student’s Prison). Enjoy the place that once made people suffer! From 1778 to 1914, students were punished here “for trivial offenses”.
Price € 11.50, discount price € 9.50 *
including admission to the Alte Aula (Old Auditorium)/Studentenkarzer (Student’s Prison)
Duration 1.5 – 2 hours
April – October Only in German: Saturday 3:00 pm
Neckarmünzplatz, in front of the Tourist Information
Minimum number of participants 5 people
There is no guided tour during the Old Town Festival Heidelberger Herbst (Heidelberg Autumn) on September 26, 2020.
* Eligibility criteria for the reduced price: school and university students (up to 28 years old), people with disabilities and a disabled person’s pass; and owners of the HDCARD. The companion of a person with a disability and a disabled person’s pass is admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at our Tourist Information.
For groups of 10 or more people we offer special guided tours for groups.