Campus + Local Area
The Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning is one of six faculties at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, a modern, practice-oriented university that was founded in 1991 and has since grown into the largest university of applied sciences in Thuringia with approximately 4400 students. The main campus is at Altonaer Straße, about 15 minutes' walk from our faculty building. This is where the central facilities that are open to all students are based, such as the central university library, the workshop for the development and maintenance of scientific equipment, the language centre and of course the university executive board, the administration, the student admissions offie, the examinations office and the student advisory service. University sports, cultural activities and joint events such as the FH summer party and the university ball, also play an important role in student life.
In the middle of Germany
With around 200,000 inhabitants, Erfurt is not only the state capital but also the biggest city in Thuringia. Literally located at the heart of Germany, almost all major German cities are with 2-4 hours' reach, as is Prague. Erfurt is one of the most extensive medieval sites in Germany, and the river Gera's meandering streams lend it a special charm.
Highlights for tourists
Erfurt boasts more than 1250 years of history. It is home to the Krämerbrücke, the only medieval bridge with buildings on it north of the Alps. Another unique feature in Europe is of course the ensemble of the cathedral and Church of St. Severus on the cathedral hill, which appears in the city's logo. Opposite the cathedral hill, you can see the Petersberg fortress with its mighty bastions, and at its feet the traditional old town with its splendid town houses, monasteries and churches, picturesque alleys and lively squares - interspersed again and again by the winding course of the River Gera.
Culture + leisure
Once home to Martin Luther, Erfurt has an extremely rich cultural heritage, a legacy that nowadays lives on in the new opera house in Brühl, the municipal theatres, cabarets and numerous museums and galleries. In addition, Weimar, with its classical world heritage culture, is only a 15-minute train journey away, and the university city of Jena with its planetarium and optical museum, only a little further, is also worth visiting.