Half-timbered houses in the Nonnengasse © Nagel/DAAD
Half-timbered houses in the Nonnengasse© Nagel/DAAD

Fulda is full of half-timbered houses, charming cafés and pubs with live music. And student life up on the hill is in full swing. You certainly won’t feel bored here. You can participate in a working group at your higher education institution, complete an internship or work part-time.


68,635 Inhabitants ¹

9,727 Students ²

2 Higher education institutions ²


Fulda is a quiet and very pretty town with lots of half-timbered buildings. It’s not far from and . The town is named after the Fulda River and is surrounded by the Rhön Mountains and Vogelsberg.

Fulda benefits greatly from its proximity to the Rhine-Main region. There are many people who commute to work to Frankfurt or Würzburg every day because the Fulda train station is one of those at which the Intercity Express trains (ICE) stop.

There are numerous companies which operate in Fulda itself. One of the important employers in the region is “Fulda Reifen”, a well-known tyre company in Germany. The main headquarters of the food retailer “tegut” are also situated in Fulda.

The tourist attractions downtown include and the Baroque with its gorgeous . At the intersection at Kanalstrasse not far from the cathedral square, you’ll discover a fourteen-metre tower called the Hexenturm (Witch’s Tower). It once belonged to Fulda’s medieval city walls many centuries ago.

The atop the hill to the north is also worth a visit. Franciscan monks moved into the premises in 1623. Today the former monastery is used as a hotel.



If you’re looking for a room in Fulda, we recommend checking out the Wohnbörse and speaking with the staff at the International Office. There are an abundance of offers available on the market. Fulda is relatively small which makes it easy to meet other students and become well-acquainted with your professors. Tandem language partners can help lessen your fear of speaking in German and are interested in getting practice in speaking your native language.

If you’re more into sports, the (partly open to all students in town) offers you plenty of ways to exercise at a low cost. Every semester, you have the chance to try out something new – acrobatics, functional training – you name it! The organisers are always looking for course instructors, so if you have expertise in a certain sport, it’s a great way to earn some extra cash.


The outside of campus is where students in Fulda meet in the evenings. Additionally, you can enjoy an open-air summer cinema in the „Museumshof“.

How to find a room in Fulda

Many university and college towns have dormitories or student halls, and a room there is often the most affordable accommodation. To obtain a room in a dormitory or student hall, you have to apply to your college or university’s student union (). Our ‘Find Student Hall’ function can be of practical help. You only need to make a few mouse clicks to get to the online application form. Find a room and more information about dormitories and student halls in Fulda.



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