Leisure time and accommodation
Whether you are based in Esslingen or Goeppingen – both towns have a lot to offer. You can live well in both places. The choice of leisure-time activities in and around the University is interesting and varied.
Whether you are looking for a room, a flat or a hotel for a short stay at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, please follow this link.
Esslingen lies only 20 km from Stuttgart, the capital city of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The city, with its 90,000 inhabitants, is situated in the Neckar Valley and can look back on more than 1,200 years of history. Here, tradition goes hand-in-hand with progress. Since industrialisation, Esslingen has been an attractive centre for industry and the economy. Many international companies such as Daimler, Eberspächer und Festo are located here. The historical old city with its many half-timbered houses, numerous cafés and restaurants and a varied cultural scene make an ideal environment for successful years of study. A special highlight is the medieval Christmas market which take places for the four weeks before Christmas in the old city of Esslingen.
Goeppingen, a town of 57,000 inhabitants, lies just 25 km from the main campus in Esslingen. It is a town with a lot to offer, surrounded by green fields, with a varied range of cultural and sporting interests. Goeppingen lies in one of the most beautiful lanscapes in Baden-Württemberg, at the foot of the 684 metre-high, historically important "Kaiserberg" mounain, Hohenstaufen.
As an industrial centre, Goeppingen is most attractive and many international companies have their headquarters here. And if what you are looking for is proximity to a large city, Goeppingen is right for you, too. In just 30 minutes, you can be in Stuttgart. Esslingen can be reached in 20 minutes.
At Esslingen University of Applied Sciences there is a great choice of leisure-time activities. If you play an instrument you can join the University orchestra. If you like sports, then the sporting activities are ideal. In and around Esslingen there are many clubs in which you can become an active member. And after a hard day’s study the bars and restaurants are very inviting.