On the floor above the museum is the university’s famous “Alte Aula” (“Great Hall”). First created in 1886, this Hall is where doctoral students would defend their dissertations. Today, the Hall is used for ceremonies, special lectures, and concerts.
Both this museum and the Student Prison (around the back of the museum and described in the previous posting) can be visited during the same day. As you go from the museum around the corner to the Student Prison, look for a plaque embedded in the pavement by the parking lot commemorating Martin Luther’s 1518 visit to the university in order to defend his “28 Theses,” which eventually led to the Protestant Reformation. These are the kind of attractions that we, as amateur history buffs, love to visit.