Würzburg is a medium-sized university town located at the heart of Germany and the EU. It is located not far from Frankfurt airport and within a few hours ride – by train or car – of many large German and European cities. With its baroque architecture, the marvelous surrounding vineyards and its Mediterranean flair, Würzburg is sometimes referred to as the “northernmost city of Italy”. Würzburg is beautifully located at the Main river, overlooked by a medieval fortress. It also hosts the UNESCO world heritage baroque `Residenz’ palace with its world-famous staircase and ceiling fresco.
With approximately 29.000 students among 130.000 inhabitants, Würzburg is one of the youngest cities in the region with large variety of cultural activities, where it is easy to make new friends. Würzburg is also considered one of the safest cities in Germany and has the advantage of comparably low living costs.
Würzburg offers an extensive and very reliable public transportation network of buses and trams. You will find complete details on connections, prices, timetables, route planning and everything else on their website VVM.
Students at Würzburg University enjoy free access to all buses and trams in and around the city center.
The main Library of the JMU is also located in Campus Hubland South, but every faculty has in addition also a seperate subject-specific library, for physics students located right in the main physics building. Materials in these subject-specific libraries are usually accessible to the entire campus community, but often cannot be borrowed and are available during more limited hours.
The 15 chairs (involving 25 professors) at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy in Würzburg cover a broad range of topics within condensed matter physics, particle and astrophysics, energy research, quantum- and nanooptics, optoelectronics and imaging technologies, combining experimental, theoretical and applied approaches. More information about our current research can be found here.
In the City
Basketball, fencing, rowing, swimming, dancing, rock climbing or soccer – the many sports clubs in Würzburg offer the sports enthusiast a wide range of possibilities. You can also bike along the river Main flowing through Würzburg, walk through the vineyards, relax in the swimming pools, go to one of the fitness centers or stroll through parks and gardens.
Programs from the University
The University offers a wide range of courses for all students of the Julius-Maximilians university. For the small price of 18€ you can try everything that is offered, from martial fitness to ultimate frisbee and many more.
The sport facilities are seperated into two main areas, where one is right at Campus Hubland South, close to the physics faculty.
In our university there is a vast number of events, a lot of them organized by the students themselves.
In our faculty a large number of these get organized by the physics students council, such as:
- Introductory Day for new Master Students
- Night of Science
- book bazar (to buy used books cheap)
- summer festivity
More events are organized by the main students council.
The physics faculty itself also offers several events, where important researchers from all over the world get invited to hold student friendly presentations and more. News to these get updated frequently on the main physics website and are communicated to the students by mail.
As in every bigger city, housing can at first seem very stressfull. But we have special programms to help you find a place: Living
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