Student Prison

Who could have dreamed up the visual feast that the student prison in Heidelberg turned out to be!

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This is where miscreant university students were sent in the period from 1712 to 1914 to “serve time”. (They were still allowed to attend lectures during their incarceration!)

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This two story holding pen for drinkers, duelers, and other deviants is stupendously graffitied and carved, every inch on every surface.

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Wow and

WOW!

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4 thoughts on “Student Prison

  1. These are amazing sites (and sights)! I already see their resonance to your work. What a feast. As a side note, I’m tickled at the student prison. In my 20 years as a psychologist-on-call at BC … Well, let’s just say that students are performing the same damn misdeeds in the 21st century., that I gather they have been for a few centuries. Looking forward to your next post!

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    • Their “imprisonment” ranged from a few days to a few months, tending towards shorter stays. Eventually it became a sort of badge of honor to be thrown in the student prison at keast once during your student days.

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