Life in Germany

Geisenheim, a town of 12,000 inhabitants, offers students a high quality of living, with the university’s unique position between the River Rhine and the vineyards of the Rheingau vineyards – while also within easy reach of lively big cities.

Hessen’s county capital city, Wiesbaden, is around 20km from Geisenheim.  Geisenheim is easily reached with the Regionalzug (regional train line), with direct connections from Frankfurt, Wiesbaden and Koblenz.  Frankfurt International Airport is only 40 minutes away by car.

The Student Organisation (AStA) organizes a full event program for students, including tastings, parties and the ‘Barrel Get-Togethers’ . There are events organized by the town, throughout the year: for example, the Lindenfest, a Street Food Festival and the „Besser als nix!“-Festival for young culture in the Rheingau.

As well as numerous restaurants, the Straußwirtschaften (wine bars attached to wineries) offer students a relaxed atmosphere in which to meet friends and enjoy a glass of wine accompanied by regional food specialities.  When you need a little more excitement, the cities of Wiesbaden and Frankfurt are only a (free with the semester ticket!) short train ride away.