The Mittweida Media Centre © Horschig/DAAD
The Mittweida Media Centre© Horschig/DAAD

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

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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. The University’s Laser Institute is one of the leading research facilities in the field of laser technology in Germany. The new media centre is considered the most modern in Europe. The university campus is very compact and the individual buildings are all within easy reach of each other.

There are only a small number of international students 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 private accommodation.

You’ll soon learn to appreciate the friendly atmosphere of the university and the town. Because of its size, you’ll often run into fellow students and friends at the supermarket checkout or student club. 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.


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, beer for one euro, 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, the international festival or nations and sponsored walks.

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.

If you fancy seeing a film, watch out for the special offers: Tuesdays is student day and Wednesdays „Special Film Day“. The projectionist winds film reels into the projector by hand just like in the old days!

If it’s something sweet you’re after, stop off at Blochberger bakery on Rochlitzer Strasse. You can’t miss it because of the unique blue tiles in the shop window.

The Schwanenteichpark next to the university 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.

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