08 August, 2008

University of Heidelberg Postcard

The postcard shows the New University building (middle building) of the University of Heidelberg, a public research university located in Germany. Founded in 1386, it is the oldest university in Germany. The university comprises two campuses: one in Heidelberg's Old Town and another in the Neuenheimer Feld quarter on the outskirts of the city.

University of Heidelberg Postcard

The New University building was constructed by Carl Grube in 1931-34. The New University replaced a neo-classical building created by the architect Friedrich Weinbrenner in 1828 for Heidelberg's museum's association. Its construction was made possible by the then American ambassador, Jacob Gould Schurman, who organized a campaign in the United States to collect donations for this purpose. The building contains lecture halls and a large assembly hall.

SOURCES:
University of Heidelberg Wikipedia Entry
Stadt Heidelberg: New University

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