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 the university, complete an internship in Würzburg or work part-time at a radio station.

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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.

Students will find the R & D project quite interesting. This adult-education project, co-founded by the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda, offers students opportunities to complete internships within the EU, take on part-time jobs and work on their dissertations.

If you’re interested in a part-time job or wish to gain experience in the media sector, the is an ideal employer. You can find the regional studio of the private radio station „Hit Radio FFH“ on Frankfurter Strasse in the Parzeller House.

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

The Frauenberg monastery 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 . 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. can help lessen your fear of speaking in German and are interested in getting practice in speaking your native language.

Although located some distance from downtown, the university campus is an oasis of possibilities – eating out together, partying, organising festivals and doing hobbies – and everything in a very familiar setting. The student government (AStA), for example, organises something called the „AG Strebergarten“ which allows you to try your hand at gardening for a season. The university also offers a to encourage students and instructors to discuss the goals and pitfalls of academic writing.

If you’re more into sports, the offers you plenty of ways to exercise at a low cost. Every semester, you have the chance to try out something new – acrobatics, capoeira, 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.

Film evenings and barbecues at the student café „Chaos“ will certainly put the spark in your social life. For lectures, vegan meals, and meeting with friends, this café is definitely the place to go. Departmental get-togethers and AStA parties are held every week at Halle 8 on campus.

The Kulturzentrum Kreuz outside of campus is where students in Fulda meet in the evenings. This cultural centre hosts legendary student parties in the Kulturkeller downtown every Wednesday. On Saturdays dance parties are held in Fulda’s most trendy club, the *Neidclub. At that same location, the Kulturzentrum in cooperation with the Filmbühne Fulda stages an open-air summer cinema in the „Museumshof“. If you want to treat yourself to a delicious, old-fashioned breakfast, we recommend going to „Café Glück“ on Friedrichstrasse.

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