The university and the city of Würzburg have always been closely connected. In a population of around 135,000, students from our university and from two other higher education institutions, about 33,000 in total, ensure that Würzburg remains young and vibrant. The city is situated in a hilly wine-growing region reminiscent of the Mediterranean area. The River Main flows through the city, giving many spots a romantic flair.
A lot of student activity takes place alongside the Main River with its promenades, parks and beer gardens: discover the music and culture of our neighbouring continent on the Main meadows during Europe's biggest Africa festival, walk barefoot on the sand at the city beach or enjoy cool concerts and theatre performances on a floating stage during the Würzburg Dock Festival. Another popular event is the Mozart Festival, where "Serenade No. 13" is performed in a relaxed atmosphere in the Court Garden of the Residence - a World Heritage Site.
All distances within the city centre of Würzburg can be easily covered on foot or by bike. A variety of sports activities are offered, such as cycling, running, inline skating and many more. As regards culture, the university also benefits the city and the wider region: concerts at the Institute of Music Research or exhibitions in the university's museums enrich the cultural scene. Würzburg is the cultural and political centre of the northern Bavarian region of Lower Franconia. Thanks to its central location and its excellent road and rail network, other towns and cities in Germany are easy to reach. There is a direct connection to and from Frankfurt Rhein/Main airport and Nuremburg airport with IC and ICE trains running every hour.
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Images Slideshow: (c) Congress-Tourismus-Würzburg, Fotograf: A. Bestle