Living in Göttingen
Hardly any other German city of comparable size has so many universities and prestigious research institutions. Almost 50,000 people work here every day in research and education.
Here, you can look forward to a rich cultural life! Take advantage of the many recreational activities. Discover a friendly, lively city between the Harz mountains and the Solling range.
- Medical care and emergency numbers
- Family, Childcare and Schools
- Learning German
- Guided city tours
- Public holidays
- Media in Germany
- Waste separation
- Sports and University sport centre
- Living in Göttingen
In addition to the libraries of the university and the other research institutes, there is also the Göttingen City Library with branches in various parts of the city and a large selection of foreign language books. An annual pass for the Göttingen City Library costs €20, for children and young people it is free.
You have successfully completed your stay and are getting ready to leave Germany? Before you leave, there are a number of things to be taken care of. Have a look at our "Checklist Leaving Göttingen".
The International Office
The Welcome Centre is not barrier-free. Please contact us if you need assistance.