City of GöttingenThere are many reasons for studying in Göttingen - its small but modern atmosphere, its international flair, its unique and secure character, and, of course, its renowned university which belongs to the ten biggest in Germany and with its 13 different faculties is also one of the most diversified in the country. Of its 130.000 inhabitants about one fourth are university students. All institutes and research facilities can be easily and safely reached by public transportation or by bicycle within minutes. Conveniently located cafeterias and student apartments help to reduce living costs to about 600 Euros per month.
Culture, sports, recreationGöttingen offers a broad range of cultural events. Music and theatre play a prominent part of the cities cultural life with a varied program of plays and a wide range of music from symphonic concerts to jazz festivals. Yearly highlights include the "Old Town Festival", a huge celebration at which dozens of bands give open air concerts; the Marksmen Festival with its 600 years of tradition; the Spring and Autumn Festivals, and the Christmas Market.
As far as leisure and recreation is concerned, Göttingen offers a variety of activities and sports. Around Göttingen, hills and valleys dominate the countryside and provide ample opportunity for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and cross country skiing. Several national parks and medieval towns such as Duderstadt, Hann. Münden, Einbeck, or Goslar are nearby and invite for a visit.