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    Old University

    In 1582, Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn founded the University of Würzburg in a successful "second attempt" following the initial foundation in 1402. The Würzburg prince-bishop had a monumental building constructed for his university, a church included. Still today, the building is a major landmark of the Würzburg city centre. The foundation stone for the Old University was laid on 11 June 1582.

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    Alte Universität, Domerschulstraße / Old University
    Ansicht der Alten Universität. Kupferstich von Leypolt aus der Festschrift zur Einweihung 1591. / Old University: etching by Leypolt (1591)
    Luftbild der Alten Universität / Old University

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