With our last article on university cities, we followed up on earlier articles about the Czech Republic and Austria by traveling to the third country on our list, beginning our exploration of Germany with a look at Munich. This week we have examined the scholastic possibilities of the German capital of Berlin. But because life is not just about study, let’s check out what all can be done in Berlin outside the classroom.
Not just China, India and Russia, international students now come to Germany from all over the world, though admittedly an appreciable percentage comes from these three countries. What is interesting is Germany has become such a popular destination with international students that the numbers have crossed 350,000.
Our next step, following up on our survey of university cities, will take us to Germany, to Munich. A name derived from the old Germanic term "by the monk" offers an explanation of Munich’s founding. Now the third largest city in Germany, Munich offers rich possiblities for enjoyment in various areas. Check out what you shouldn´t miss while studying in Munich.
USA, U.K. and Australia remain the most popular destinations for international students in spite of the enormous fees, in all probability due to english language, Germany is gaining fairly rapidly and today stands as the 4th most favoured nation by those wishing to study abroad.
On our way through Europe’s University cities we stop next in Graz, Austria – a city with a population of neraly 300 000 that is historically a university town, nowadays hosting nearly 60 000 students. Apart from the opportunity to study, Graz has a lot to offer including: best preserved town centre (listed in UNESCO), a European Capital of Culture in 2003, and a City of Culinary Delights. No doubt, those who study in Graz will never get bored. Check out our gallery of interesting places to visit.
Linz is a city of contrasts. Medieval architecture, places of worship, the old part of the town and the new and the modern, it is all there. At one time known more as the hometown of Hitler, especially since 2009 Linz came to be known as a city of culture when UNESCO called it the European cultural capital for that year. This city of 200,000 residents has its fair share of student population and international students at the university level.
Our next Austrian university town is a beautiful small city with a population of 150 000, near the German border. Listed in UNESCO, and situated close by the Alps, it is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart... and these are only few interesting facts about it. Here is all that is worth seeing while studying at one of Salzburg‘s three universities.
Named one of the UNESCO world heritage sites only in 1996, the city of Salzburg was made famous long before then with the film The Sound of Music in 1965 which was inspired by the true story of the von Trapp family. This fabulous city was relatively less known before then.
Palaces, culture, museums, music, art, history, architecture, the Danube river, the capital of Austria has it all. Additional to this is the cosmopolitan environment with a milieu of students from many parts of the world.