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t The light-filled interior of the Universitätsbibliothek

Heidelberg is the home of Germany’s oldest university, which was founded in the 14th century. One of its most beautiful buildings, the Alte Universität (Old University) can be found in Heidelberg’s old town. The name is a little misleading: the building was completed in 1735, its previous incarnation destroyed during the Palatine War of Succession in 1693. Inside the Old University you will find the Alte Aula, a representation hall, whose ...

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