University sights in Czech Republic
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Central Europe's oldest university, founded by Charles IV in 1348, was originally housed in the so-called Rotlev House (Železná 9; -00M024B). With Protestantism and Czech nationalism on the rise, the reforming preacher Jan Hus became rector in 1402 and soon persuaded Wenceslas IV to slash the voting rights of the university's German students - thousands of them left Bohemia when this was announced.
The facilities of the ever-expanding university were concentrated here in 1611, and by the 18th century the old burgher's house had grown into a sizable complex, known as the Karolinum. After the Battle of Bílá Hora it was handed over to the Jesuits, who gave it a baroque…
Check out the 1588 Jesuit College, now housing the plush Hotel Růže.