While many students in Konstanz opt to use bicycles as means of transportation, the city also provides a very extensive bus system. Students may choose to purchase the so-called “Studiticket” (student bus ticket) for a very reasonable 55 Euros per semester. This student ticket is valid for the full semester and gives you unlimited access to the bus system, the train within Konstanz city as well as the ferry to Meersburg.


Thanks to its location, Konstanz is a great place for exploring Europe. Switzerland is right next door and Austria, France and Italy can all be reached within a few hours. Germany has an extensive and high-speed rail system. Check out the Interrail Tickets for train travel in Europe.  There are now also inexpensive flights leaving from local airports in Friedrichshafen, Zurich and Stuttgart. For more adventure, hitch a long distance ride using one of ride share programs in Germany.

Nightlife, Music and Festivals

With two universities, Konstanz has the best night life in the region. There are numerous bars and dance clubs and also regular university-sponsored parties on campus. There are of course also parties in dormitory bars.
The city of Konstanz also offers a number of festivals and special activities throughout the year. Seenachtsfest, held each year in August, has the largest fireworks show on boats in all of Europe. The Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) in December should not be missed.


Looking for more information?

For more information on both academic and non-academic topics, check out "Studying without borders", a well-known website for students in Konstanz and Kreuzlingen in Switzerland.