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Aerial view of the campus

Why Uni Bayreuth?

How could a university in scenic northern Bavaria become such a powerhouse capable of attracting gifted students and first class researchers?

Welcome to our one-of-a-kind-campus.

It is the heart and soul of the University, and a perpetual source of inspiration. It is where friendships are made, collaboration is initiated, and ideas are conceived. And scholarly exchange profits tremendously from the wide variety of disciplines our communicative campus in Bayreuth brings together.

Aerial view of the campus with a view of the roundel

Whether you came to the University to study, work, or conduct research –  there is one point on which we can all agree: You immediately feel at home on campus. The University of Bayreuth, with around 12,500 students, is a comfortable size, and it is a place where you will make new contacts quickly. In fact, you will be surprised how quickly the campus and town centre merge into one.

Bayreuth: City of culture in the countryside

Bayreuth is a charming and cosy student city. With a population of around 75,000, not particularly large, but that is precisely its advantage: You’re always running into someone!

Aerial view of Bayreuth, Festspielhaus

Copyright: Oliver Riess

The town may be world-famous for its annual opera festival, but it also offers students and researchers a wealth of cultural and artistic attractions, beyond Wagner. It should come as no surprise that the town’s party and pub scene is firmly in the hands of its students. But nature lovers get their money's worth, too. Bayreuth is situated between the Fichtelgebirge mountains and the Franken Jura, and is an excellent location for outdoor sports activities. Cycling, hiking, rock-climbing, canoeing, rafting, and skiing beckon right on your doorstep to enrich your leisure time.

And if you do feel like visiting the big city, you can choose between Nuremberg, Munich, Leipzig, Berlin, and Prague - all easily and quickly reached by train, bus, or car.

Our newest faculty at our site in Kulmbach

The Faculty VII of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition & Health at the University of Bayreuth is located in Kulmbach, about 25 kilometres from Bayreuth.

Woman looks at Plassenburg castle

This small town, picturesquely situated at the foot of Plassenburg Castle and famous for its beer, is home to various research institutes and authorities in the field of food, which are an ideal complement to the seventh faculty of the University of Bayreuth. The gastronomy on offer is correspondingly impressive. But Kulmbach offers more than just culinary delights: the Franconian Forest, for example, invites you to go hiking and cycling, while the Plassenburg Open-Air, for example, hosts many cultural events. The campus of the University of Bayreuth in Kulmbach itself is centrally located; the old town, shopping facilities, and the railway station  with a direct train connection to Bayreuth –  are all just a few minutes' walk away. The stretch between the two campuses is even convenient to bike.

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