Studying in the heart of Southern Germany!


Just a train or car ride from Stuttgart lies Aalen on the eastern edge of the Swabian Alb.

Be it an espresso in the shadow of the historic half-timbered houses, a unique atmosphere at the jam sessions of the Aalener Jazzfest, the football match of second division VFR Aalen or a shopping tour through the shops of the city center - there are many treasures to discover in the city with 66,000 inhabitants.

The city of Aalen

Aalen University is one of the most research-intensive universities in the country and offers excellent study conditions with short distances. Due to the good contact to the local and internationally operating companies, you will find perfect conditions in Aalen for studying in close connection between science and practice.

City of many hours of sunshine.

Due to its geographical location at the intersection of three valleys – Kocher, Brenz and Rems – the city is spoiled with an above-average number of hours of sunshine. Those who actively explore the area will find numerous mountain bike routes and Nordic walking trails in the forests and juniper heaths around Aalen.

Roman past.

After a tiring day, the Limes thermal baths offer pure relaxation. Here you can still trace the Roman past of the city in the mineral pools and the sauna landscape. Experience a unique underground adventure in the visitor mine “Tiefer Stollen”. The special tours lead through abandoned tunnels and show extraordinary insights into the history of mining.

Special leisure

  • Limes Spas
  • Kino am Kocher – The Volunteer Cinema in Aalen
  • Kinopark
  • skate park
  • climbing gym
  • cabaret series in the Stadthalle
  • Theater of the City
  • Tiefer Stollen Visitor Mine
  • Mountain biking, hiking trails, outdoor pools and
  • Ski lifts in the attractive landscape around Aalen
  • Beer gardens, clubs, bars, music bars


  • Reichsstädter Tage, always on the 2nd weekend in September
  • Aalen Jazzfest (November)
  • Roman Days (every two years)
  • International Festival
  • Aalen City is flourishing and summer action in the city center
  • Culinary Mile
  • City Run
  • Christmas Market

That's what Aalen stands for.

Unesco World Heritage Site Limes, Limes Museum with Lime Information Center

Visitor Mine “Deep Stollen”

Theater of the city – not only Germany’s youngest, but also the smallest city theater.