Despite witty observations about student duels and boisterous public drunkenness, Mark Twain points out that ‘idle students are not the...
A ticket to the Studentenkarzer gets you into the Alte Aula and an exhibition on the university's history, inside the Alte Universität.
Gloria und Gloriette
Screens non-dubbed films, some in English.
Serves some of the tastiest Syrian-style falafel – always served steaming hot – anywhere in Germany. Also has kebab, hummus, baba...
Lonely Planet review
From 1823 to 1914, students convicted of misdeeds such as public inebriation, loud nocturnal singing, freeing the local pigs or duelling were sent to the Student Jail, where they were ‘inkarzerated’ for at least 24 hours and, for the first two days, fed only bread and water. Delinquents were let out to attend lectures or take exams. In certain circles, a stint in the Karzer was de rigueur to prove one’s manhood. Judging by the inventive graffiti and creative inscriptions, some found their stay highly entertaining.