…It’s a quite fabulous place!
After lectures, it’s just a short trip into the countryside, the mountains or for a dip in a lake. You can chill out on the banks of the Iller before taking your pick of the local pubs around Kempten. Or perhaps that sounds a little too quaint for your liking? City lovers can always hop on a train for the short ride to Munich.
Our students fall into two categories. They’ve either loved the Allgäu from birth as their home, and don’t ever want to leave; Or they choose to come here to enjoy being close to the mountains and savour the many different facets of Kempten. Whatever the case – we relish our stunning location in the Allgäu and always look forward to welcoming anyone who’d like to share it with us!
Kempten dates back over 2,000 years, ranking it right alongside Trier as the oldest towns in Germany. It is home to 70,000 inhabitants at the heart of the Allgäu holiday region. Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are all within about an hour’s drive, as is Munich.
There are plenty of options for leisure and cultural pursuits, shopping, wining and dining all within walking distance of campus. You can relax in Kempten’s leisure pool or seek thrills and spills at the ice rink, cinema, bouldering and climbing, playing golf or in all sorts of sports clubs. Or catch a gig by one of the big names who swing by bigBOX ALLGÄU on their tours. Of course, there are plenty of pubs and clubs to cater for different tastes and spoil you for choice into the night.
Culture, art and history in many guises can be found in the town’s museums, its theatre and artistic enclaves, not to mention festivals ranging from Jazz in Spring and the Fürstensaal Classix through to Dance in the Autumn. Every August, Kempten is host to the “Allgäu Festival Week” – a combination of trade fair, summer festival and party marquee – when everyone dusts off their Dirndl and Lederhosen.
The Alps, lush meadows and crystal-clear lakes offer unforgettable leisure and sporting pursuits throughout the year. Skiing and snowboarding in the winter, hiking and mountain biking in summer – there’s no end to the thrills and spills or relaxation that you can indulge in alongside your studies.
The jewels in the crown of our spectacular landscape are King Ludwig II’s fairytale castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Kempten and the region also boast several culinary highlights, including Allgäu’s trademark milk, outstanding cheese and its local delicacy “Allgäuer Kässpatzen”.
The Allgäu is one of the most popular holiday regions in Germany and a thriving economic location – the perfect combination for enjoying a successful career, family life and leisure pursuits. A broad spectrum of sectors forms the firm basis for the region’s economic prowess and offers a wide-ranging career openings for graduates – whether in technical sectors such as mechanical and automotive engineering, food and packaging technology, energy and environmental technology or in the tourism industry, social sector or health management. The degree programmes at our university reinforce the future outlook and sustainability of our economy. We nurture the upcoming technical experts and business leaders of the region. Internship, dissertation or your first job – our graduates don’t have to leave Allgäu to find great career prospects in SMEs, institutions or global corporations.