Location and Culture
Students will study at the University of Applied Sciences (HTWG-Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung) in Konstanz, located on beautiful Lake Constance. Konstanz is situated in the southwest corner of Germany, literally across the street from Switzerland and also very close to Austria. Konstanz is 214 miles from Frankfurt and 46 miles from Zürich. With a population of 81,000, it is intimate in size and charm, with stunning architecture in its historic town center and a history that reaches back to the first century BC. The HTWG is situated on the left bank of the Rhine where it exits Lake Constance and sets out on its journey to the Netherlands, 820 miles to the north (1320 km). Konstanz is located in the German state of Baden-Württemberg and is known for its particular specialties such as Felchen (fish from Lake Constance) and Flammkuchen (a kind of pizza).