Lots of stories with a private guide
The Catholic University in Leuven was founded by a papal bull in 1425.
Who were the first professors ?
What could be studied and how was it organised ?
When did the first female students arrive and what is the "tree of Sadness" ?
Who is the "kotmadam", Fons Sapientiae or 'Fonske" and what is a faculty bar ?
After 590 years, the students and the inhabitants of Leuven are still coping with each other.
You want to hear all of it ? Just book for this Universtity tour in Leuven. During 2 hours, you will walk along the medieval colleges and other university buildings, statues and discover the "places to be".
A lot of history covered with funny stories.
The tour takes you alongside the townhall and the old colleges from the middle ages that are still being used by the university nowadays. Of course a visit of the University hall that burned down during WWI and the new library that was built after with the help of 300 North-American universities and high-schools can't fail. Statues, markets and bars where students spent their time are very typical. Finally we will end up with the Great Beguinage, being Unesco heritage and also belonging to the university, is one of the highlight of Leuven, The Leuven University and the studentlife will have no secrets anymore for you.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 2 hours
Everything is within walking distance.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 euro - only if you want to have a drink on a nice terrace and like to taste the typical Belgian beers.