Study and
live in Konstanz

Check out our inspiring perspectives.

Take in the panoramic view from our canteen patio and broaden your horizons by joining our lively exchange  between the academic disciplines. More than 13,000 people from many different countries study, research and work on the University of Konstanz campus.

The city of Konstanz has a very unique international flair with its picturesque location in the Lake Constance region of southern Germany, just a stone’s throw away from Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. The region offers a wide range of leisure and cultural activities that help you maintain a good balance between living and learning here.

  • "A fresh breeze, an air of leisure, natural surroundings and university study – one great combination!”

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  • “I can be myself and become the person I want to be”.

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  • “I feel at home in Konstanz. I study here and relax in the beautiful surroundings at the lake”.

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  • “I remember when I came to Konstanz as an Erasmus student and fell in love at first sight. This is where I have made the best memories of my life and this is where I would like to return someday. Thank you Konstanz”.

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Studying without borders

Konstanz borders directly on the Swiss town of Kreuzlingen. Our “Studying without borders” page helps you find your way around and gives you pointers for exploring both cities.

Studying without borders

Konstanz – the city on the lakeside

Konstanz’s historic city centre with the Konstanzer Konzil and several fantastic museums opens doors to its unique living history, active present and many plans for the future. The largest city on Lake Constance, with its stunning waterfront as well as its lively arts and culture scene, is the heart of this international region. Take a virtual tour of Konstanz and get to know your new city.

Virtual tour

Favourite places

In Konstanz, the city and the university have plenty of homey places that are perfect for relaxing with friends, drinking a coffee or simply enjoying the view. Let our students show you their favourite places and help you explore the University of Konstanz’s campus and surroundings.

Favourite places

Celebrate culture

Culture is a big part of life at our university. With the “Kulturticket” you can visit all events, concerts and films in the city theatre, ZEBRA cinema and the philharmonic orchestra for free.

Kulturticket (discounts)

Between Lake Constance and the Alps

Part of what makes Konstanz special is its unique location on Lake Constance with the Alps just around the corner. This advantage makes it possible for us to offer a wide variety of university sports activities. Explore options like mountain sports, fitness courses, martial arts and water sports.

University sports

Study and live in Konstanz

Studying is the best time of your life. This is definitely true in Konstanz.  Via video,  you can tag along with our student Niklas and discover which experiences made his time as a student in Konstanz so special. 

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