Karzer tales

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From the mid to late 19th century, the second floor of this building in Apfelstraße 12 was the site of the university’s very own detention cell, or Karzer. The building used to serve as a water tower supplying water features in the Margravian palace garden. Until the abolition of the Karzer punishment in 1913, students were thrown into the cell for nightly disturbances, bad behaviour and other offences. The cell was sparsely furnished with a wooden pallet bed, a table, two chairs and a stove. You can still read some of the students’ graffiti on the walls.

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Karzer tales

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