Mittweida
SMALL BUT VERY INTERNATIONAL

The Mittweida Media Centre © Horschig/DAAD
The Mittweida Media Centre© Horschig/DAAD Open fig caption

“Mittweida is what you make of it" – this is true for the small town in the federal state of Saxony. The university of applied sciences offers excellent conditions especially for studying technical degree programmes and has a modern media centre. International students here are very active, and thanks to the friendly atmosphere you'll soon feel at home.

WELCOME TO MITTWEIDA

Mittweida is a small town in the federal state of Saxony that lies between the cities of and . If you want to have a spontaneous barbecue in the park or go home in between lectures, it’s no problem in Mittweida! The town is small and everything is within easy walking distance. You can get to most places on foot within 15 minutes!

Mittweida University of Applied Sciences offers ideal research conditions with modern facilities. The campus is very compact and the individual buildings are all within easy reach of each other.

The town is quite small and students stick together. So you’ll soon get to know everyone – great for organising activities and parties together! Someone is always throwing a party, either in the student residence club room or in a private accommodation.

You’ll soon learn to appreciate the friendly atmosphere of the university of applied sciences and the town where you’ll often run into fellow students and friends at the supermarket checkout for example. And you’ll soon feel very much at home here.

The area around the market is particularly worth visiting. With its narrow winding streets, meandering stream and the Stadtkirche, Mittweida exudes a tranquil atmosphere. The market square with its historical facades is a popular motif for photographs and visitors like to linger here a little longer.

Just outside the town is the water tower. This red-brick building is an attractive landmark and from the top, you can enjoy a magnificent view of Mittweida.

LIVING IN MITTWEIDA

Because Mittweida’s nightlife is limited, private student parties are especially popular. During the week, you can go to the student club every evening. Table football, cheap beers, theme parties or gigs – there’s always something going on and you’ll soon get to know everyone. Students organise a lot of big events here every year, such as the Campus Festival with band contest and other side events.

Many students go home at the weekends – but international students like to organise their own activities! Either there’s a party, or the Cosmopolitan Club, the university’s international student club, organises an excursion.

The Schwanenteichpark next to the campus is beautiful all year round. Whether you want to go for a long walk, lie in the sun, barbecue or have a game of volleyball, there’s always something going on here, and there’s plenty of space for everyone. On spring and summer days, the meadows along the river Zschopau in Lauenhain are a great place to hang out. It takes just 20 minutes to walk there. You can lie on the grass and enjoy the peace and quiet, or hire a pedal boat. Or you can hop on a ferry to Kriebstein reservoir.

Burg Kriebstein, ten minutes from the reservoir, is one of the most beautiful castles in central Saxony. From here you have an impressive view of the river valley. It’s well worth going on a guided tour of the tower. You can return to Mittweida either by bus or by ferry again.

How to find a room in Mittweida

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 Mittweida.

Sources
¹
²

Cities similar to Mittweida

  • Oestrich-Winkel Blick auf Schloss Vollrads © Marlene Bauz
    Oestrich-Winkel Blick auf Schloss Vollrads© Marlene Bauz Open fig caption
    Federal State Hesse+3
    Federal State Hesse+3

    Oestrich-Winkel

    #Rheingau #RomanticLandscape #Vineyards

  • Skyline with the Frauenkirche © Horschig/DAAD
    Skyline with the Frauenkirche© Horschig/DAAD Open fig caption
    Cheap living+15
    Cheap living+15

    Dresden

    #FlorenceOfTheElbe #LandCapitalSaxony #Frauenkirche

  • Magdeburger Dome © Ajepbah/wikicommons
    Magdeburger Dome© Ajepbah/wikicommons Open fig caption
    City+3
    City+3

    Magdeburg

    #GreenCapitalSaxonyAnhalt #GreenCitadelHundertwasser #MagdeburgDome

  • The Old Market Square in the city centre was built in the 12th century. © Sophie Nagel
    The Old Market Square in the city centre was built in the 12th century.© Sophie Nagel Open fig caption
    Central Germany+3
    Central Germany+3

    Schmalkalden

    #Thuringia #Half-timbered #ThuringianForest

  • Goethe-Schiller-Denkmal © Brüggemann/DAAD
    Goethe-Schiller-Denkmal© Brüggemann/DAAD Open fig caption
    Eastern Germany+3
    Eastern Germany+3

    Weimar

    #JohannWolfgangVonGoethe #FriedrichSchiller #Bauhaus

  • "Wenige" market © Graff/DAAD
    "Wenige" market© Graff/DAAD Open fig caption
    Cities of culture+13
    Cities of culture+13

    Erfurt

    #GreenCentreGermany #HistoricCityCentre #ErfurtDome

  • Ilmenau city center © Wendel/DAAD
    Ilmenau city center© Wendel/DAAD Open fig caption
    Central Germany+4
    Central Germany+4

    Ilmenau

    #AffordableStudyLocation #CozySmallTown #ThuringianForest

  • Aalen's market square, meeting place for many students. © City of Aalen
    The Aalen marketplace© City of Aalen Open fig caption
    Aalen+10
    Aalen+10

    Aalen

    #RomanCity #Limes #ThermelBaths

  • Nikolai Church © Corinna Schlun
    Nikolai Church© Corinna Schlun Open fig caption
    Eastern Germany+4
    Eastern Germany+4

    Wismar

    #MedievalBuildings #CityAtTheSea #HanseaticCity

  • Panorama © DAAD
    Jena Panorama© DAAD Open fig caption
    City+3
    City+3

    Jena

    #SchillerAndGoethe #CulturalStronghold #ParadisePark

  • Die Häuser des "Klein-Venedig" bieten Bamberger Studierenden eine historisch entspannte Kulisse. © BAMBERG Tourismus & Kongress Service
    Klein Venedig© BAMBERG Tourismus & Kongress Service Open fig caption
    Bamberg+11
    Bamberg+11

    Bamberg

    #WorldHeritage #BambergCathedral #SmokedBeer