The student prison was the unexpected highlight of our trip to Heidelberg.
I didn't know much about the prison before we went in and was utterly astonished to see a whole floor of rooms covered from top to toe with artistic grafitti. My only regret was not to have bought the guidebook before we went in (there is a basic information panel on site, but the book goes into much more detail about specific artworks on the walls and helps put it all into context). As others have said, it is sad to see that some visitors have felt the need to add modern graffitti on top of the historic art.
The entry fee also included access to an exhibition about the history of the university (unfortunately only the displays about the later history of the university were available in english) and the Alte Aula (Old hall) which is a beautiful space in its own right.
The only minor grumbles we had were over the disorganised admission desk and museum shop, where we had to wait fifteen minutes to pay, but it's worth putting up with such minor inconveniences for the reward of a visit.
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