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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 of Cambridge showing colleges and museums:

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; 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:

Other links

You may also find the following related sites of interest:

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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)

Average Score


Based On 21517 Bewertungen

Porters were exceptionally helpful. The room was clean and freshly painted. We appreciated the coffee-making facilities but would have liked decaffeinated coffee sachets in the room. Overall, a good experience and we would stay in the college again.

(Review Of Jesus College, Cambridge)

Our only disappointment was that we were hoping to stay in the older section of the college. The room in which we were placed was most spacious and the bathroom was very large. This was an excellent location within the city.

(Review Of St Catharine's College, Cambridge)

room is quite fancy (with kitchen), warm with good sunlight. breakfast is very tasty with a plenty of entries. staff service is quite nice (polite and well-mannered). it really pays off in total.

(Review Of St John's College, Cambridge)

The first room we have got hasn´t the standard we supposed, so we were disappointed. The room was to the side of a busy and noisy street. Isolation was bad so it was was to warm as well. So we asked for a different rooms which we got. So we were pleased in the end. We liked very much the rooms to the beautiful garden side. The porters were helpful and very friendly. Dr. Gerhard Graulich

(Review Of St Catharine's College, Cambridge)

Food was not hot enough. Over catering and wastage was obvious. Shower in room ensuite was very difficult to operate. Reception very courteous and helpful. Only discovered we could buy evening meal by accident. Overall great experience and will return when next in UK.

(Review Of Downing College, Cambridge)

I would use this accommodation again. It was convenient for the city, full of character and interest and value for money when compared to hotel prices.

(Review Of Westminster College, Cambridge)

Un acierto haber elegido Chist's College. Un lugar tranquilo, con el encanto y la tradición de un College inglés, y con las comodidades más actuales. Buen trato, excelente Breakfast en un comedor de ensueño, ubicación privilegiada en el centro de Cambridge... y todo a un precio razonable. Nos queda un buen recuerdo. Volveremos.

(Review Of Christ's College, Cambridge)

Since we stayed for a whole week, it would have been helpful if we could have used the microwave in the kitchenettes on the floor. The kitchens were locked and the porters told us we were not allowed to use them. Otherwise, we had a really good time. THe staff was really helpful and kind. We would certainly like to go back, and hope for the same room.

(Review Of St Catharine's College, Cambridge)

As to room, I had my Swiss army knife so I tightened a closet door for you. The shower rod had become unsnapped so I fixed it. I did not to have an allen wrench to fix the towel holder. In C1The failed shower rod was fixed within a day of my reporting it.

(Review Of Selwyn College, Cambridge)
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