We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)

Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 542334
Review Highlights
Should Bring this back

This was very interesting spot to visit. Make sure to read the little manuscript at the top of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doug C
Another Unique attraction not to be missed

You'd be hard pressed to find another place like this anywhere else in the world. Rich students... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ellen C
Northborough, Massachusetts
Read all 296 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Augustinergasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 542334

Similar Things to Do in Heidelberg

Write a Review
Reviews (296)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank geromam
Reviewed 14 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 21 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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A phenomenal and unexpected find that was worth the entire trip to Old Town. Oh, the stories. And the art.

Thank AndreaMichaels1214
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This building from the 16th century is the jail for students who were not following the strict rules of the University. The fixtures and graffiti are a unique expression of the students till the 19th century.

Thank americatraveler11
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It was very interesting to walk around the student jail. Viewing all the students names on the walls was amusing, but understanding German would have made it better. We managed to spend about 15 minutes here, as there are only about 4 rooms and a...More

2  Thank Eleni B
Nearby Restaurants
Weisser Bock
366 reviews
.10 km away
105 reviews
.10 km away
231 reviews
.11 km away
Puro Eiscafe
46 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
127 reviews
.10 km away
University Library (Universitatsbibliothek)
136 reviews
.19 km away
Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat)
187 reviews
.03 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Carol A
21 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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!