Discover the history of a prestigious thoroughfare in the Neustadt

In the heart of the Neustadt, let us travel together the imperial axis! Accompanied by a guide, dive into a not so distant past to understand one of the facets of the city of Strasbourg.

©Association des Guides d'Alsace

About the venue

9 place de l'Université, 67000 Strasbourg
  • Édifice scolaire et éducatif
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  • Monument historique

The university palace of Strasbourg, familiarly called «palace u», is a building(ship) of style neo-Renaissance, builds between 1879 and 1884 conducted by the architect Otto Warth and inaugurated by the emperor Guillaume Ier of Prussia in 1884\. This building establishes(constitutes) the major pole(centre) of the new university of Strasbourg during the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine in German Empire, in 1871, replacing the French university stemming from the Gymnasium Jean-Sturm in 1538.

Palais Universitaire ©Jonathan Martz