A unique experience!
After lectures, take a trip into the countryside, the mountains or for a dip in a lake. You can chill on the banks of the Iller before sampling the local nightlife. Or does that sound a little too “quaint” for your liking? Kempten and the Allgäu have plenty to offer. Stunning natural surroundings, a fantastic range of leisure activities (whatever the season!), a wide range of cultural pastimes and, last but not least, an outstanding economic location with plenty of attractive companies.
Students in Kempten are a mixture of locals who have loved the region from birth and enthusiasts keen to make the Allgäu their home. It’s a lively, compact town nestled in a phenomenal mountain landscape, steeped in tradition and history dating back over 2,000 years.
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. cinemabouldering and climbing, playing golf or in all sorts of sports clubs. Or catch a gig all year round 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.