Museums and CollectionsStudent Prison
The student prison was established in the 1780s and was in operation until 1914. Today it is one of the most popular sights of Heidelberg.
From 1823 to 1914 students were incarcerated for such transgressions as night-time carousing or other offences against the public order. The university enjoyed autonomous jurisdiction over students for its first five hundred years. Beginning in 1886, however, this right to render judgments against students was curtailed. Since then, the university’s jurisdiction has been limited to internal disciplinary matters.
Note on the Student Prison
Mon - Sat 10:00 am – 1:45 pm | 2:15 pm – 6pm
17 July – 31 August 2022 open on sundays
From mid October 2022 to spring 2023 the Student Prison remains closed due to renovations.
Combiticket adults 4,00 EUR
Combiticket reduced 3,50 EUR
The combination ticket includes the Studentenkarzer, the University Museum and the special exhibition.
If the University Museum is closed, the following prices apply:
Adults 3,00 EUR
Reduced 2,50 EUR