Heidelbergs old university is supra regional famous for his educational establishment. The most famous is beyond controversy the Ruprecht-Karl-University. It was formed in 1386 and is the oldest university in Germany. The Campus is splitted into two urban districts and some single buildings: In numerous historical buildings in the old town you can find the humanities, the social science and the jurisprudence. The natural science and medicine are the predominant part at the new campus at the Neuenheimer Feld.
The old university also called "Domus Wilhelmina" has been built from 1712 till 1735. At the 500 jubilee of the university Heidelberg in 1886 the west wing of the assembly hall has been rearranged in the style of the Neorenaissance.