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Besucher- Unterkünfte an der Universität von Cambridge

Jeder kann buchen, nicht nur Studenten!

  • Genieße Sie eine einzigartige Unterkunft mit Frühstück in einem historischen Cambridge Universitätsgebäude.
  • Mit den zentral gelegenen Zimmer und Frühstück Zimmer ab £40, ist es doch eine kostendeckende Alternative zu einem Gasthaus oder einem Hotel, und durch Ihren Buchungen werden Sie auch zur Aufrechterhaltung dieser berühmter Gebäude beitragen.
  • Sie folgen auch die Schritte von Newton, Darwin, Wordsworth, John Cleese, oder von Prinz Charles. Sie können im Großen Saal essen, durch den Gärten und Innenhöfen der Colleges wandern, die Geschiche des Colleges lernen oder für eine Kahnfahrt gehen und danach etwas im Collegebar trinken.

Cambridge Besucherinformationen für Gäste

Cambridge visitor information

With Cambridge, the word unique takes on a new meaning. Founded as a University in 1209, the city today has preserved much of its outstanding beauty and original character as a quiet place of thought.

Visit Cambridge to wander among its narrow medieval streets or “The Backs”, the outstanding series of college gardens and grounds that lead down to the river. Study architecture of every period and of almost every century, and inspect the University’s many important literary, artistic, and scientific treasures. Some ideas include ghost walks, MP3 guided walks, visiting the Fitzwilliam Museum and of course, no visit to Cambridge is complete without punting down the River Cam!

“Such a balance of garden and building, of shape and form, of peace, quiet and constantly changing scene is only achieved once in the world” (R Tibbs, 1972).

It should be understood that colleges are designed primarily for students: not for children or adults expecting a high level of luxury. However, with this in mind, the colleges do meet level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with, and we will welcome any feedback where this is not the case.

Dates of Cambridge's academic vacations

Rooms are mainly available during the academic vacations.

Easter: mid-March to mid-April
Summer: mid-June to mid-October
Christmas: beginning of December to mid-January

Map

Map of Cambridge showing colleges and museums: www.cam.ac.uk/map

Getting to Cambridge

From London: the best options include train or bus. Trains leave every half an hour from London Kings Cross or London Liverpool St (enquiries: 08457 48 49 50; www.nationalrail.co.uk). The approximate journey time is one hour and the return fare is £15.00 to £17.70 depending on time of travel. You then need to take a taxi from the rank at the front of the train station, the approximate cost of which is £5-£6.

Parking: Cambridge is generally not very car friendly, with pedestrianised zones and one-way systems. Most colleges do not offer parking facilities (Churchill college being an exception). There are, however, several car parks available within the city centre.

If travelling from an airport to Cambridge, the best options are either hiring a car or taking a coach: www.gobycoach.com

Other links

You may also find the following related sites of interest:

•Cambridge University: www.cam.ac.uk

Geschichte von Cambridge

Cambridge history


Whilst Cambridge possibly existed in Roman times, and grew into a Norman market town (the name of the town mutated from Grentabrige or Cantebrigge (Grantbridge) its University has made it was it is today.

The University was formed 1209 when a group of Oxford scholars moved to the town to escape the violence prevelent in Oxford at the time. But even in these days the University was having problems of discipline (!). Students belonged to no particular body, were not responsible to any person and came and went in an irregular manner. By 1231 Cambridge students were sufficient in numbers and apparently so unruly that Henry III issued a number of writs for the punishment of the disorderly.

It was the solutions to these disciplinary problems, thought up by Hugh de Balsham, Bishop of Ely from 1257 to 1286 that was to sow the seeds of todays college system. He placed the scholars (now known as the "scholars of the Bishop of Ely") in two houses next to the Church of St Peter on the Trumpington Road. This became known as "The House of St Peter" and thus gradually the college system began to evolve, and Peterhouse, the first Cambridge college, was born.

In 1318 the University was officially baptised with a Papal Bull from Pope John XXII. Other colleges followed soon after: Trinity college (originally called Michaelhouse) was founded in 1324 by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the time, Hervey de Stanton, and Clare college, originally called University Hall, was next in 1326. Pembroke college was founded in 1347 by the wife of the Eearl of Pembroke and the following year, Edward Gonville founded a college of his own which came to be known as Gonville Hall: this was then refounded by Dr John Caius in 1557 to give us Gonville and Caius.

Most colleges were founded by wealthy individuals from the Church, Government or landowners. Corpus Christi, founded in 1352, is unusual in that it is the only college which sprang directly from members of the town. Christopher Marlow, Shakespeare's famous contemporary, was a student at the college and one can still see his rooms in the old court.

King's College founded in the fifteenth century: Henry VI intended it to form part of a double foundation with Eton and in doing this there is some evidence that he was repeating the plan of William of Wykeham, who had founded Winchester and New College, Oxford. Queens' was founded by Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI, and later, William IV's wife Elizabeth Woodville became a co-founder (thus Queens' rather than Queen's). This has not unnaturally be described as the first outward symbol of the reconciliation of the houses of York and Lancaster.

The fifteen century also brought two other colleges: John Alcock, the then Bishop of Ely, founded Jesus in 1469 and Robert Wodelark, a Provost of Kings College, founded St Catharine's in 1473.

Now with 31 colleges, the University has gradually grown in size, stature and influence on the world: its graduates have reached the highest levels in science, the Church, government, and business throughout the world.
 

Reviews for Cambridge

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Very impressed, exceptionally clean, beautiful surroundings, ideal for central Cambridge, fantastic breakfast (5 star), just tried to book again and full on the day I wanted, will now have to go to some other establishment.

(Review Of Westminster College, Cambridge) Westminster College, Cambridge

Absolutely brilliant.I've already told a friend who will be booking with you very soon. Room, facilities and breakfast were all excellent. I really appreciated the breakfast on Sunday. Keep it up!

(Review Of St Catharine's College, Cambridge) St Catharine's College, Cambridge

The Porter and the Chef were really helpful and made our stay very pleasant. Would definately use the accommodation again and would like to stay longer next time. Excellent value for money. Thanks

(Review Of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge) Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

Very clean rooms with a view over a historical court with garden and central to the city. The breakfast was top quality and served with a smile. Thank you Jesus College Cambridge.

(Review Of West Court (Jesus College), Cambridge) West Court (Jesus College), Cambridge

Really enjoyed the experience of staying in a Cambridge College whilst visiting the city. Downing College is breathtakingly beautiful and the Porter who check us in was really friendly and welcoming and the addition of having parking and breakfast included was a real bonus. Can't reccomended it highly enough, it was just perfect and a great location to explore the area on foot.

(Review Of Downing College, Cambridge) Downing College, Cambridge

Westminster college was lovely, very peaceful, friendly staff. I particularly liked not being woken up by housekeeping at 0730 which has happened at other places. I'll definitely book again.

(Review Of Westminster College, Cambridge) Westminster College, Cambridge

It's our second stay - a great experience, friendly clean full of history .. If Ihave the oppotunity to come back to Cambridge, sure I will go there again. best regards, Family Berton, Horbourg Whir, France

(Review Of Westminster College, Cambridge) Westminster College, Cambridge

Although the accommodation is modern, somehow there was still a real sense of the history surrounding the college. It was peaceful and really quite idyllic. The cleaners were exceptional - quick, unobtrusive, yet at the same time friendly and helpful. Ditto the people at reception. We were made to feel really welcome, and that was lovely. Thank you all at Catz! - we will be back!!

(Review Of St Catharine's College, Cambridge) St Catharine's College, Cambridge

Great welcome on arrival. Room very clean and fabulous shower. No complaints. Breakfast quality and choice very good, comparable with hotel breakfasts. Better to get to breakfast in good time as by 09:20 we found some things not available, however food was good.

(Review Of Westminster College, Cambridge) Westminster College, Cambridge
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