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Student Life

Bodensee und Berge
Felix Kästle

Weingarten and the region

The town of Weingarten is located in Upper Swabia, one of the most attractive holiday regions in Germany between the Alps, Lake Constance and the Swabian Alb. The southern neighbouring town is called Ravensburg, a medieval jewel that became world-famous in the 20th century through the Ravensburger Spiele. 70,000 inhabitants live in the two cities. The university town of Weingarten is also home to the College of Education. The university impresses with its location on an extensive campus on the outskirts of the city.

In Upper Swabia, tradition and modernity go hand in hand. On the one hand, high-tech companies with customers from Asia to America, on the other hand, events that look back on centuries of history. Every year on the day after Ascension Day, the so-called "Blutfreitag", thousands and thousands of pilgrims and tourists flock to Weingarten; their destination is the "Blutritt". In an impressive procession, 3,000 riders make their way through the meadows and fields. They carry with them the Holy Blood Relic, a foundation of the Princely House of the Guelphs from 1094.

Studentisches Leben - Freizeit
Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten

Going-out, Culture and Leisure

No question about it, students can do a lot in Weingarten and the surrounding area. The leisure and cultural offer is varied and rich, there is something for every taste. The tourism portal of the city of Weingarten offers a good overview.

Particularly noteworthy are the two student pubs Hoki and Alibi, where regular events take place in addition to the normal pub business.

Furthermore there are also regular student parties (XXL-Party / Mensa-Party). The next date can be found under News & Media.

Studierende im Foyer.

University Life

Meeting point Mensa: The Mensa in Doggenriedstraße is run by Seezeit Studierendenwerk Bodensee. Due to its central location it is easily accessible for students of the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences and the Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten.
The cafeteria team offers a wide range of services. In addition to coffee specialities and snacks, various menus are offered at lunchtime. At the KombinierBar, guests arrange their own lunch.

In the run-up to the examination phase, the refectory is also used as a learning room.

The coffee bar in the main building of the university is also run by Seezeit Studierendenwerk Bodensee. Here you will find various coffee specialities and cold drinks as well as snacks.

Meeting point library: The aim of the library is to bring book and reader together and to disseminate information. It supports users of the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences and the Weingarten University of Education in research, teaching and study as well as users from the region in their scientific literature requirements.
Further information on opening hours, literature search, lending conditions etc. can be found here.


Questions about studying


Seezeit Studierendenwerk Bodensee

Anyone starting a course of study or already in the middle of it is confronted with many questions that go beyond university and teaching. Where can I live, what are the BAföG regulations and what is available in the Mensa at lunchtime? The Studierendenwerk Seezeit takes care of these and other questions and is always there for students around Lake Constance.

Current and important information about Seezeit can also be found on Facebook:

service center

  •     Service Center in the Mensa Doggenriedstraße Weingarten
  •     Job and private room exchange
  •     Issue and acceptance of BAföG applications
  •     Issue and acceptance of applications for student housing
  •     Advisory services on KfW, student financing, social counselling

opening hours
Mon - Wed 9.00 to 13.00 o'clock
Thursday 9.00 to 15.00 o'clock

university gastronomy

Mensa HS/PH Weingarten in the Doggenriedstraße Weingarten

opening hours
Mon - Fri 09.30 - 10.00 Uhr
               11.20 - 14.00 o'clock

The menus can be found online at

Further facilities of Seezeit in Weingarten and Ravensburg:

  •     Cafeteria in the NWZ at Kirchplatz Weingarten
  •     Coffee bar in the main building of the HS Weingarten
  •     Mensa at the DHBW Ravensburg at Marienplatz Ravensburg

Student housing

  •     Residential complex Lazarettstraße in Weingarten with 204 bed places
  •     further housing estates in Ravensburg and Friedrichshafen