Landau University and how to get there

Landau in der Pfalz

The market town of Landau is situated in the south-west of Germany near the border to France, and lies within close proximity to more populous cities such as Heidelberg, Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Kaiserslautern. Its beautiful architecture and central market square are surrounded by a myriad of smaller picturesque villages and vineyards as part of the Südliche Weinstraße (“Southern Wine Route”). Rich in history, Landau offers interesting sights ranging from former military barracks, which are now partially used as lecture buildings for the university, or even ruins of the fortress right behind the main campus.

 

How to get to Landau

Landau can be reached by various methods of transportation. Both international airports, Frankfurt am Main and Stuttgart, are approximately a one and a half hour car ride away. The smaller airport in Baden-Baden (“Baden-Airpark”/FKB) can even be reached within less than an hour. You can get to Landau by train from Mannheim, Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern or Karlsruhe. It's a fifteen minute walk from Landau's main station to the city centre and an approximately twenty minute walk to the campus. Additionally, Landau is connected via the intercity coach company “Flixbus” and conveniently offers rides to and from the main railway station as well.

 

University of Koblenz-Landau

Established in 1990, the University of Koblenz-Landau is rather unique with its two campuses in two different cities. The summer school will take place on the main campus in Landau. Landau's campus itself is only a stone's throw away from the city centre (five minute walk), which offers several cafés, restaurants, and lovely architecture. At Landau University students may graduate in various majors, though the majority of students have decided to pursue a degree in Education (with a combination of at least two different subjects), Environmental Sciences or Psychology.

 

How to get to the Campus

 

If you are not inclined to walk from the railway station to the campus you can simply take a bus. The bus numbers 537, 531, 520 and 500 all stop near Landau's main campus. The stops are called “Zoo Landau” or “Alter Messplatz/Uni”, you can get off at either one and walk another two minutes uphill to the campus. For further information on bus routes you may want to consult the website or the inquiry desk at the main railway station.

https://www.bahn.com/en

 

Map Landau Hbf zur Universität