Giessen - a vibrant mixture of history and modernity

With around 80,000 inhabitants, Giessen is a lively, vibrant and welcoming city. The large student population shapes Giessen’s physical appearance, its artistic and cultural scene, which includes numerous nightlife events. Sophisticated shopping areas, vibrant bars and restaurants, as well as the city theater are popular local attractions. In the summer, Giessen’s riverside restaurants and traditional beer gardens are an absolute must visit.

Any place in town can be reached quickly and conveniently, whether by foot or by bus (which is free of charge for Summer School participants). Should you have the urge for big-city life, the financial capital of continental Europe, Frankfurt, can be reached within 40 minutes by train.

Those who wish to take a break from the hustle and bustle can take full advantage of the natural beauty Giessen is known for. The city offers several parks and a botanical garden maintained by the university, which is the oldest botanical garden in Germany. Several lakes nearby are ideal for swimming and water sports. Former monasteries and castles attract tourists from near and far. In Badenburg castle you can dine like a knight during the Middle Ages. 

WHATEVER YOUR DEFINITION OF A GREAT TIME WILL BE – YOU ARE GOING TO FIND IT IN GIESSEN!