Explore Heilbronn

The university town of Heilbronn enchants with an incomparable mix: tradition and regionality on the one hand, modernity and interculturalism on the other. While urban student life pulsates in the city, the landscape characterized by beautiful vineyards invites you to recover. But read for yourself and discover Heilbronn in your very own way.

Getting to Know Heilbronn

A Brief Look into the Past

Heilbronn looks back on a long history. The city was first mentioned in a document in the year 741. Due to its rise to the status of an imperial city in 1371 and its location on the Neckar River, Heilbronn developed into an important trading center in the following centuries. In the Kingdom of Württemberg, Heilbronn was considered the "Swabian Liverpool" at the beginning of the 19th century. Due to its high density of factories, the region became a center of early industrialization. This led to a rapid growth of the city.

  • It was Heinrich von Kleist who made Heilbronn famous around the world. The German poet put the city on the literary map in 1801 with his play "Das Käthchen von Heilbronn".

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Life Pulsates in the City

There are plenty of opportunities for leisure activities in Heilbronn. Take a stroll along the banks of the Neckar or meet up with friends in the Pfühlpark or the Wertwiesenpark. Above all, the Neckarmeile represents the modern side of the city. This beautiful stretch connects the river with the city and is considered a center of attraction for the residents of Heilbronn. There you will find stores, boutiques, restaurants and pubs - all within walking distance of the educational campus and the historic city center.


For anyone interested in culture and education, the city's museums and the Heilbronn Theater offer a broad variety. Like, for example, the Experimenta - Germany's largest science center. There, adults and children can explore fascinating natural phenomena.

  • Students under the age of 27 receive a discounted admission fee when presenting a valid student ID at the Heilbronn Theater box office. Groups of ten or more receive a group discount.

Living in Heilbronn

Explore the Countryside

The Neckar River and the surrounding vineyards shape the city. Around 120 family-run wineries in and around Heilbronn produce the famous Württemberg wine, mainly from Trollinger and Lemberger grapes. A Viertele or a 0.25-liter glass of wine in a Besen - a traditional, seasonal wine tavern run by a winemaker - is an essential part of a visit to Heilbronn and the surrounding area. You can find out which Besen is open at any given time by checking the handy Besen calendar. Another highlight is a stroll along the wine panorama trail.

For more information about Heilbronn, please visit the city's official website.

Getting to Know Heilbronn: Facts and Figures

• 125,000 residents

• 8,500 students in the city

• 400 € per month for a room


Mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, metal and electrical industries are core manufacturing sectors in the Heilbronn-Franconia economic region.

Getting around Town

Students can use public transportation free of charge in the Heilbronn city area (Zone A) on weekdays after 7 p.m. and on weekends and holidays when presenting a valid TUM student ID.

For all-day use of public transportation, students can purchase a semester ticket currently priced at around 177 euros. The ticket is valid from October 1st to March 31st in the winter semester and from April 1st to September 30th in the summer semester.

With the campus bike you are fit, mobile, independent and environmentally friendly on the road. To use it, you only have to register once and free of charge.


Leisure Tips


Events at the Bildungscampus





Find a Place to Call Home

Are you planning your apartment search? These ten Heilbronn districts are connected to public transportation:

  •  Heilbronn (where the Bildungscampus is located)

  •  Biberach

  •  Böckingen

  •  Frankenbach

  •  Flein

  •  Horkheim

  •  Kirchhausen

  •  Klingenberg

  •  Neckargartach

  •  Sontheim


Under the following link you will find everything about living in Heilbronn, from dormitories of the Studierendenwerk Heidelberg to private rentals and other useful information such as broadcasting fees, waste disposal etc.