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Meghan Gravina (Gabi) 3 Karl´s Gate 4 Castle (Schloss) 5 Ethnological Museum 6 Town Hall (Rathaus) 7 Old Bridge 1786 (Alte Brücke) 8 Church of the Holy.

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2 Meghan Gravina (Gabi)

3 3 Karl´s Gate 4 Castle (Schloss) 5 Ethnological Museum 6 Town Hall (Rathaus) 7 Old Bridge 1786 (Alte Brücke) 8 Church of the Holy Spirit 9 Hotel "Zum Ritter" 11 Jesuit Church 12 University Library 13 Old University 14 St. Peter´s Church 15 Municipal Theater 17 Royal Arsenal 19 Palais Morass, Museum 20 Convention Center 21 Bismarck Column 22 Lookout Heiligenberg

4 Federal State - In case you are wondering… Baden-Württemberg Population (Approx.) - 146,000 32,890 are students 20,000 residents are non-German Home to the oldest University # of Institutions of Higher Ed. – # of Research Institutions – # of Researchers – Approximate Private month rent - Heidelberg has one of the largest shopping streets 5 12 2,400 € 250

5 Institutions of Higher Ed. Fachhochschule Heidelberg Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg Hochschule für Kirchenmusik Heidelberg Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

6 The annual Summer Course is attended by 650 students from all over the world. Today- around 24,000 Students More than 4,500 are international University of Heidelberg

7  Oldest University in Germany  Founded in 1386 by Elector Ruprecht I of Palatinate  In the late 16 th Century it became one of the most important centers of the Reformation and of Calvinism  17 th Century it lost its collection of manuscripts, the unique “Bibliotheca Palatina”, and later all of its buildings  In 1803 Karl Friedrich of Baden endowed the University with new statutes enabling it to develop into a seat of academic excellence by the end of the 19 th century - The Ruprecht-Karls-Universität thus owes its double name to both of its founders

8 Studentenkarzer (Student Jail) 1778-1914 University students were tossed into the Studentenkarzer if convicted of misdeeds: Drinking Singing Womanizing Goofing around  Fed only bread and water  Sentences- minimum of 3 days  Women who were admitted to the university from 1900 and onward were never imprisoned here  Time would be passed bye carving inscriptions and drawing graffiti, which still covers the walls  Used to prove manhood

9 Studentenkarzer

10 Heidelberg Castle

11 800 year old Heidelberg Castle sits high above the Altstadt, looming over the Neckar River.

12 Close-up of front wall

13 Front Tower Courtyard, below is the back

14 Inside the back tower Rear wall Right, Rear tower

15 Back side wall Side wall

16 Thinking of Visiting??? *The Main Tourist Office is located at the Hauptbahnhof (Main train station)

17 When To Go… The best time to visit is the summer between May and September Heidelberg gets over 1600 Hours of Sunshine a year

18 Public Transportation: Bus or Tram is the best way to get around Single ticket = € 1.80 24 – hr Pass = € 5.36 From 9am weekdays all day Saturday and Sunday, 24 hr pass- holders can take up to 5 people for free on their ticket Car & Motorcycle: Well marked underground parking garages throughout the city Cost: € 1.50 per hr *Not common to drive cars. Roads are mazy and little parking Taxi: Taxis line up outside the train station, or you can order one by calling 30 20 30 Cost: Falling flag € 2.50 plus € 1.10 per kilometer Bicycle: You can rent bicycles from Per Bike Costs: €12.50/7.50/18/50 per day/subsequent- day/weekend/week

19 Some Other Helpful Information Shopping Hours: Weekdays - 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Saturdays - 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Closed Sundays Bank Hours: M-F – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (some are closed for lunch) Closed on Weekends Accommodations: € 25 – 250 Eating Out: Main Course about € 10 or lower Beer no more than € 3

20 Works Cited HI! Potentials: International Careers Made In Germany. 2003. E heidelberg: The Heidelberg Travel Guide. 2003.. Germany:Bach, Bratwurst &bustling Berlin. Vol 3. Oakland: Lonely Planet. 2002.. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität: Studying at the University of Heidelberg. 2001..

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