City profile

Goettingen, situated in the middle of Germany between the Harz mountains and the Weser river, is well-known for its University.

The historic city centre, enclosed by the remains of the mediaeval town wall, is home to magnificent churches and half-timbered houses dating from the 14th to the 18th century. Much of the urban life takes place within the old town walls.

All places of interest are at most a leisurely ten minute walk.Goettingen's landmark is the Ganseliesel figure on the fountain at the market square in front of the Old Town Hall. This art nouveau statue figures a girl herding geese. It is a tradition that all new doctoral graduates from the University kiss the cheeks of the statue after passing their examination. This makes her " the most kissed girl in the world".

The rich cultural life of Goettingen, with theatres, orchestras, museums and large events ensures a variety of options for residents and students alike


City Travel

Fly to Hannover from: Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton, London-Heathrow,

Train Hannover to Goettigen: 45 m