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Study and live in Reutlingen

Dear (future) fellow students, 

It is our aim to provide you with all the information useful for your first semester. We have tried to put in a nutshell, all the information which took us so long to gather when we started our studies here ourselves – from students for students!

The decision to study at Reutlingen University was a good choice. Not only has the university repeatedly achieved good positions in rankings, but  Reutlingen and its surroundings are also a good place to live. 

Reutlingen has more than 110 000 inhabitants and is situated about 30 kilometres south of Stuttgart close to the Swabian Alb. Many companies active on the international market, such as Bosch, Willi Betz, Stoll, Rieber, Kullen, and Burkhardt und Weber are situated here. 
There is a lot to see in the surrounding area and a great variety of leisure activities can be pursued such as hiking in the Swabian Alb, sightseeing at Lichtenstein castle or climbing in the nearby climbing park. There are indoor and outdoor swimming pools in Reutlingen and neighbouring towns. There are museums, a theatre and cinemas, which offer reduced prices for students. 

The attractive university town of Tübingen and Stuttgart, the regional capital, are close by and are well worth a visit; other popular destinations, slightly further away but still easily reachable, include Lake Constance, Switzerland, Austria and Alsace (France).

Building 2:
Study Service Center
Room: 011
Monday to Thursday: 08:00 - 16:00 Hrs
Friday 08:00 - 12:00 Hrs

Building 20:

Room 025

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 21:00 Hrs
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00 Hrs

Building 5:
Reutlingen International Office (RIO)

Room: 005/006
Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 - 12:00 Hrs
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 14:00 – 16:00 Hrs

Building 7:
Buchhandlung Jung 
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 13:00 Hrs

Mensa. Cafeteria (Building 7)
Monday to Thursday: 08:30 - 16:30 Hrs
Friday: 08:30 - 16:00 Hrs
hot meals
Monday to Friday: 11:15 – 14:00 Hrs

AOK-office (health insurance)
Tuesday: 10:00 – 14:00 Hrs  (except during the semester break)

Accomodation close to the campus can be found through several institutions, e.g. the Tübingen student union, the student service at Reutlingen University (Building 2, Room 011, Tel.: (07121) 271-1060) or directly at the halls of residence:

(hall of residence)
Pestalozzistraße 35, 72762 Reutlingen,
Tel.: (07121) 230515
Fax: (07121) 20 37 71 6, info@theophil-wurm-haus.de
application deadlines:Summer semester 15th December, Winter semester 15th June
• 84 single rooms, 12 double rooms
• Internet
• situated in Hohbuch, close to the campus

Pestalozzistrasse 41, 72762 Reutlingen
Studentenwerk Tübingen A.d.ö.R.
Send application to:
Fichtenweg 5,
72076 Tübingen
Tel.: (07071) 969714

application deadlines: Summer semester 15th January, Winter semester 15th July
• 101 single rooms
• 3 one-room apartments, 6 two-room-apartments
• close to the campus
Studentenheim Am Heilbrunnen (hall of residence)
Am Heilbrunnen 10, 72766 Reutlingen
• 3 floors with 11 rooms with shared kitchen
• 30 rooms in 2 person shared flats and one room apartments 
• 2 apartments suitable for families
• all rooms have telephone, TV, internet
• 10 min. bus-ride to campus

Theodor-Litthaus, Adolf-Reichwein-Haus (hall of residence)
Albstr. 93, 72764 Reutlingen
GWG-Wohnungsgesellschaft Reutlingen mbH,

Frau Schurr & Herr Loesdau, Tel.: (07121) 277-186
More information about accommodations:

One room appartements Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 3-5, 72762 Reutlingen; e-mail:

  • 95 one-room apartements with private kitchen and bathroom.
  • newly built in 2008
  • 10 min walk from campus


Albstraße 93,
72764 Reutlingen
GWG Reutlingen

Herr Loesdau, Tel.: (07121) 277-186

Another possibility is finding a room through an advertisement in a regional newspaper, such as the Reutlinger Generalanzeiger, Reutlinger Nachrichten or Reutlinger Wochenblatt.
apartments in the "Schwarzwälder Bote"

Search portal Locanto

Trovit Immobilien in Reutlingen

onecasa search portal

The Tübingen student union offers childcare facilities. The kindergarten in Reutlingen is very close to the campus. It accepts children from the age of 2 to 6. The costs are €178 per month. There are 16 children in each group in the kindergarten. Opening hours are Mon-Thu 7.30-18.00 hrs and Fri 7.30-15.30 hrs. The places are allotted each year. They are very much in demand so it is a good idea to apply early. 

further information:
Kita Hermann Ehlers-Str. 35
Leader: Ms Birgit Mayer
Tel.: (07121) 290111

Campus TigeR

Campus TigeR was opened in the autumn of 2011, thanks to a joint venture with the Tagesmütterverein Reutlingen e.V. On the edge of Campus, in Pestalozzistrasse 39, there are two childminders who can care for students’ children.

Campus TigeR is a child care centre in suitably equipped rooms which offers 9 full-day places for children between 0 to 3 years of age.

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri. 7.00 – 17.00
Ms. Schmid
Tel. +49 (0)7121/38784-0;

more addresses:
- Städtische Kindergärten
- Verband alleinerziehender Mütter und Väter,
Tübingen e.V., Marktgasse 14,
Tel.: (07071) 23517
- Eltern- und Tageselternverein Tübingen e.V.
Lange Gasse 64,
Tel.: 07071/24079
The kindergarten Campus Kita directly on campus opened in November 2007. If you have questions concerning childcare facilities you can contact the "Servicestelle Familie":

There are a lot of opportunities to become active in sports, e.g. directly at the university or at local sports clubs and locations in Reutlingen: 
Jogging paths:
Bildungszentrum Nord
Wittumstraße 37
72768 Reutlingen-Rommelsbach
Sport- und Freizeitpark Markwasen
Hermann-Hesse-Straße 40
72764 Reutlingen
Sportpfad Schamberg,
72770 Reutlingen-Betzingen

Skateanlage an der Haltestelle Stadtmitte, Reutlingen
Skateanlage an der Eishalle Rommelsbacher Str. 55
72760 Reutlingen
Skateanlage Bildungszentrum Nord 
Wittumstraße 37
72768 Reutlingen-Rommelsbach 
Wellenfreibad Markwasen (open-air pool)
Hermann-Hesse-Str. 40
Albstr. 17-19
Tel.: 07121/582-3091

High ropes course:

Adventure park
Schloss Lichtenstein
72805 Lichtenstein 

The Reutlingen region is an industrial centre at the foot of the Swabian Alb, it offers a wide variety of part-time student jobs. The university is often offered jobs for student assistants. Moreover, temporary work can be found during the vacations. Of course there are, as in any city, possibilities of getting a job at a pub, a gas station or a shop. Often job offers are placed on notice boards in the corridors as well as they are posted on the ESB Career Center homepage and the ESB Alumni homepage. Big companies in the region are Robert Bosch GmbH, Hugo Boss and Walter AG. 
Reutlingen University is located on the outskirts of Reutlingen. There are bus stops close to the campus, which bring the students into the city centre. The central bus station is only a 5 minutes walk from the train station. Reutlingen is well-connected by train with Tübingen and Stuttgart. Stuttgart airport can also be reached in only 30 minutes by car or by the Expresso bus which shuttles between Reutlingen and the airport. A student ticket can be bought for €66,50 per semester at all places that sell naldo-tickets. With this ticket you can use public transport in the whole 
Reutlingen has a number of places of cultural interest, most of them located in the city centre. There are museums of local history, art and natural history, historical fountains and parts of the city wall, as well as different theatres. If you are interested in these or in getting to know where the narrowest street in the world (Guiness book of records) is located, you can participate in a guided tour through the city. 
StaRT Stadtmarketing und Tourismus Reutlingen GmbH
Tourist Information
Marktplatz 2, 72764 Reutlingen
Tel.: 07121 / 93 93 53 53,
Further places worth visiting are close by. Lichtenstein castle, Hohenzollern castle, Marbach stud farm, Bad Urach, Tübingen and many more. For movie enthusiasts, Reutlingen has the Planie cinema centre and there are many cinemas in Tübingen and Metzingen too. 
Reutlingen has several bigger night clubs: The M-Park, P&K, and die Zelle. In addition there are many bars and pubs, mostly in the city centre. There are opportunities to play pool, snooker or darts, e.g. at the Ambiente, Woodys, City-Bowling, Joe Peñas, Mezcalitos or Shooters in Pfullingen.
Tübingen and Stuttgart can be reached by bus or train within a short time. The surrounding villages of Reutlingen are – on weekends and holidays – also reachable by night-busses. Therefore it is no problem to live outside the city. There are also parties on campus, which are usually organised by student groups. More information about locations and events can be found at: