The Fürstenhaus in Weimar is a building with much history. Planned as a site for an authority, it turned into the residence of a Duke. After hosting a series of parliaments, it houses the “University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar” today.
The Rostock University, founded in 1419, is considered the oldest university in the Baltic Sea area. The depicted main building was erected in the years 1867 – 1870 and is an example of Renaissance Revival architecture in Mecklenburg.
The designer of this building was Henry van de Velde. It housed the sculptor studios at the Grand Ducal Saxon Art School at that time. Today, the main building of the Bauhaus University is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Bauhaus and its sites in Weimar and Dessau”.
In Germany many universities had one or more dentention rooms for punishing students. Their German name was Karzer. The Karzer of the university of Jena is located behind this cross-barred window depicted above.