The visit didn't take very long, but it was definitely fascinating enough to make it worth the trip. The paintings from students during their confinement were especially interesting because it was apparent by the style of art and lettering that many of the pictures were done in another era. I had been studying German for about a year and a half by the time I went, and while I did not understand all of the writing on the wall, it certainly made the trip even more entertaining. Some of the sayings were quite poetic and very deep intellectually (I am not sure if they were original works or quotations from other authors). When you are done with the student prison, you should also check out the museum on the other side of the building (the ticket pays for both)--while the other side is a little more stark, it is fascinating to see just how many Nobel prize winners came from Heidelberg. Afterwards, you are in a very lovely area of the city, so just enjoy walking around and taking it all in.
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