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The town of Furtwangen is located in the middle of Germany’s largest forest, nestled in an idyllic valley among meadows and near Germany’s highest waterfall. Here you can find the peace and quiet you need for your studies while you become familiar with German customs and traditions.
If you don’t have a car, the best way to reach Furtwangen is by bus from Freiburg. The two-hour bus ride takes you through one of the most scenic regions in all of Germany. The bus drops you off in the centre of the historic downtown of Furtwangen.
Furtwangen is known for its traditional clock-making industry. The contains the largest collection of German-made clocks. It is located next to the university and is definitely worth visiting. In fact, the University of Applied Sciences in Furtwangen started long ago as the first clock-making school in Germany. Nowadays the region is characterised by metal working, precision engineering and electronics which have made the city’s business prospects quite interesting.
If you want to do some serious shopping, go to the movies or see a play, you should take a bus to the nearby city of Villingen-Schwenningen. A lot of students spend their evenings together at organised events, like film nights or barbecues, or at the „König-Kebab„. At weekends students sometimes go on excursions to various tourist attractions in the region – and the Alps are not far away!
If you ever get the chance to live in the middle of the Black Forest, then you shouldn’t miss out on some local traditions. These include the Swabian-Allemannic „Fasnet“ festival on Ash Wednesday with the traditional carnival guild parade. At the end of August, Furtwangen holds an annual (city festival) featuring numerous events, such as a flea market and a clock fair. If you enrol in the winter semester, you should try to arrive a little earlier so you can experience these events first-hand and get to know the town better. However, the will likely be the absolute highlight of your term at the University of Applied Sciences in Furtwangen.
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