Culture and Leisure are also a part of your studies!
You can't study all the time! In order for you to get the chance to experience something aside your lectures and seminars, to learn something interesting, see something new, and make new friends, we have compiled various activities for you.
Do I have to register?
While some activities are "show up and participate", for some others the number of participants is limited and email registration is required.
For those activities that require a contribution, please come to the International Office to pay.
Please let us know if you registered but have to cancel!
Monday, 22 April International Welcome Party
7:00p.m. Café Chaos
Listen to music, dance, drink, meet new friends! Party needs no explanation, does it?
Sunday, 26 April Guided tour of Fasanerie Castle
1:15p.m., meet at ZOB busstation (bring your semester ticket!)
Fasanerie castle is one of the most beautiful baroque castles in Germany, just a few kilometres from Fulda. It used to be the summer residence of Fulda's prince bishops. We will ride the city bus, in addition an appr. 15 minute walk between the bus stop and the castle is required.
On our guided tour we will see the elaborately decorated historical interieur and many great artefacts. Afterwards we'll go for a walk in the beautiful park and coffee at the castle's café.
Sunday, 10 May Cold War Memorial Point Alpha
1:00p.m. meet at ZOB, € 5 contribution, registration required
Until 1990, the Iron Curtain divided East and West Germany just a few kilometres east of Fulda. The "hottest spot in the cold war", Point Alpha, is a former NATO observation point, now turned into a museum and memorial site dedicated to inform and teach us about the cold war, the division of Germany and what both meant to the people in those times.
Wednesday, 20 May International Night
7:00p.m. Admission 3-4 €
International Students get on stage to present their cultures and skills!
If you'd like to participate actively, please send us an email.
Wednesday, 10 June International Picknick and Barbecue
6:00p.m. Barbecue site on Campus
Please prepare a special dish from your country to contribute to our international picknick. We'll share everything, so everyone gets to try the dishes from everyone else. Please bring a drink for yourself and barbecue food as well as a plate, fork and knife, and maybe a blanket to sit on, if you have one.
Sunday, 20 June Excursion to Weimar
8:00a.m. meet at ZOB, € 10 contribution, registration required
Update from June 16: The excursion is cancelled!
Few cities boast as many historical and cultural sites as Weimar:
- the most famous poets, Goethe and Schiller, lived here - see the famous statue of the two and visit Goethe's private home turned museum
- the art and architectural school Bauhaus was based here and is lends its name to the city's university and museum
- Weimar is eponymous to the first republic founded on German ground
- the darkest chapter of Germany's history is also represented by the former concentration camp Buchenwald
Moreover, Weimar is home to the famous Thüringer Bratwurst and the beautiful baroque Anna Amalia Library.
Join us on our day trip! After a tour of the Buchenwald concentration camp Memorial we will explore the beautiful old town with all its meaningful cultural sites.
Return to Fulda in the evening.