Recreational activities at TU Braunschweig
The numerous cultural offerings at TU Braunschweig bring variety into student life. Next to choirs and theater groups, the sport center has got comprehensive offerings. There exists also a great number of student groups [German only].
Life in Braunschweig
In southeastern Niedersachsen lies the “Oker Metropolis” Braunschweig with its significant medieval history, its modern charm and its high-tech influenced future. In the city center and in the Magni quarter, the historic timber-framed houses and pretty stores and bars give it a special old-town flair. The city has 240,000 residents. Braunschweig offers almost all the advantages of a large city but is nevertheless a city with short distaces. All TU institutions and the city center are easy to reach by bicycle. The River Oker, which surrounds the city core like an island, is ideal in the summer for a canoe tour or, as well as the many parks, for a picnic in the outdoors in the middle of the city.
Preoccupation with modern art and old masters offer fitness for the brain, as is to be discovered in the museums in Braunschweig (one of the largest collections of old art in northern and central Germany is in the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum). The Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Institute of Fine Arts - and die TU Braunschweig itself also guarantee current exhibits and exciting events.
Goethe’s “Faust” was premiered at the Staatstheater Braunschweig - State Theater. There are still premiers. Next to this, classic and modern performances can be found on the schedule. In the free theater scene of Braunschweig, experimental theater and ballet is performed.
Winter sports lovers and hiking fans can reach the central Harz Mountains within 40 minutes – a short trip to the “wilderness” results in a clear mind in every season. In the large cities of Niedersachsen, including Braunschweig, dialect is seldom spoken. That means that the language used here is similar to standard German and is therefore easy for foreigners to understand.
The cost of living and for renting an appartment are inexpensive in national comparison. A room in a residence hall costs 180 euros; one can find a room in a shared apartment starting at 200 euros. Shopping prices are also inexpensive. Students must count on expenses of about 550 euros per month.