Established in 1386 by Count Palatinate Ruprecht I, Germany’s oldest and most prestigious university comprises 12 faculties with 30,000...
From 1823 to 1914, students convicted of misdeeds such as public inebriation, loud nocturnal singing, freeing the local pigs or duelling...
The three-room University Museum, inside the Alte Universität building, has paintings, portraits, documents and photos documenting the...
Gloria und Gloriette
Right on the Hauptstrasse, this cute little cinema with just 131 seats shows art-house films, some in English.
Die Kuh Die Lacht
Since it opened in 2015, this sleek burger joint has been packed to the rafters. Its 18 different, all-natural burgers are handmade on...
Alte Universität information
The most historic facilities of Ruprecht-Karls-Universität are around Universitätsplatz , dominated by the Alte Universität (1712–28; on the south side) and the Neue Universität (1931; on the north side), the ‘old’ and ‘new’ university buildings respectively. Nearby stands the Löwenbrunnen (Lions Fountain).