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”.