Welcome to Göttingen
Göttingen is a city of extraordinary intellectual accomplishment. Since 1734, the Georg-August Universität has sent more than 40 Nobel Prize winners into the world and alumni includes the fairy-tale-writing Brothers Grimm (as German linguistic teachers) and Prussian chancellor Otto von Bismarck (as a student). With over 30,000 students, this historic town nestled in a corner of Lower Saxony near the Hesse border still offers a good taste of university-town life in Germany’s north.
Be sure to stroll around the pleasant Markt and nearby Barfüsserstrasse to admire the fachwerk houses.