What cultural activities are there near Esslingen?

Stuttgart is not only the industrial but also the cultural centre of Baden-Württemberg. It is especially known for its museums and its ballett:


Mercedes Museum

Porsche Museum

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart


Stuttgart National Theater

Stuttgart National Opera

Stuttgart Ballett

What can I do in my free time?

Mineral baths and saunas:

Merkelsches Bad, Esslingen

Quadrium, Wernau


Wine culture:

Kessler Sekt


Ship rides on the Neckar river

Amusement parks:


Legoland, Günzburg


Wilhelma, the zoological and botanical garden in Stuttgart

Wildpark Pforzheim, a lovely park in the woods with a high-rope climbing course and an animal park.

What kind of food and drink do they have in Esslingen?

Southern Germany is getting progressively international. However, the regional cooking is still existent in many areas. Typical of this are the following:

Maultaschen - small Swabian ravioli

Spätzle - hand-made noodles

Pretzels - looped bun

Apfelschorle - it is typical of this area to drink an apple spritzer - a mixture of apple juice and mineral water - with meals.

Where can I go hiking or high-rope climbing in the Black Forest?

There are many hiking trails throughout the Black Forest, through the Swabian alb and to the German alps. There are also different hiking or driving routes that take you through an area showing you different themes: clock routes or wine routes etc. Here are a few web sites to give you an impression:

The Württemberg Wine Way: a road leading through 511 kilometers of wine-growing land.

The Black Forest Clock Way

The Swabian Alb.

The Black Forest.

High-rope climbing:

Waldklettergarten Stuttgart

Can I bring my spouse with me when I come to study in Esslingen?

This is unusual. Generally, visas are given out only to the student, and not also for the family.

What is the climate like in Esslingen?

The climate here is generally considered to be mild, reaching about 35 degrees Celcius in summer (although it is usually about 25), and can go down to -10 degrees in the winter (although it is usually between 0 and -5 degrees).

What is Esslingen like?

For information, please see the Esslingen city homepage.

For videos on the city and on activities in and around Esslingen, please see the Esslingen marketing website.

Where will I live in Esslingen?

We strongly recommend that admitted students register for a room in our university's student residence. For further information please see our hints on the download site .

Should I bring a laptop computer with me?

Despite the fact that we do offer computer facilities to our students, we highly recommend that our students bring their own laptop. If you intend to buy a laptop in Germany, please make sure to gather information about the price level for hard- and software in your country compared to Germany.
Students will be given an introduction to using a laptop within the university when they are here. For further information about our mobile net, please refer to: mobile net . For a list of software, please see software . For all other compatibility questions, please: email us .

Can I do research at the Esslingen UAS?

No. The Esslingen UAS is an industrially-oriented university. Our programs aim to prepare students for a challenging job in a company in their home country.

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