Who knows which future heroes of science are currently studying hard in the Kollegienhaus? In any case, one historical hero is already watching the bathers at the back entrance. At least, the figure of the crossbowman is strongly reminiscent of the legendary William Tell, isn’t it? He has been striking a cheeky pose here since 1847. His predecessor – Mars, the Roman god of war – was not exactly a pacifist either. If your head is spinning from all these bellicose references, it is best to escape to the tranquillity of the university’s Botanical Garden – a unique insider tip that is only a stone’s throw away.
By the way, no one has to go hungry here (or die of thirst anyway, because all the bathing fountains contain drinking water!): the Kollegienhaus has a public cafeteria.