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Expatrio 2024-02-15
Stadt Heilbronn


A literary city that's famous for its wines

Located in northern Baden-Wuerttemberg, Heilbronn was a major medieval trading city, so much so that it was immortalized in Von Kleist's play "Katie of Heilbronn" (which has become identified with the city's character). Since the 1800s, however, it has settled into comfortable prosperity due to its thriving wine industry - and local vintages still make Heilbronn famous worldwide.

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A relaxed city on the River Neckar, Heilbronn only has about 125,000 inhabitants, including some 8,400 students at the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences. Local cultural highlights include the Viel & Draußen rock festival, the elegant Stettenfels Castle, and the unique Bad Friedrichshall salt mines, that are open for visitors to tour.

Studying and Working in Heilbronn

Academic life in Heilbronn is all about the University of Applied Sciences (HHN). HHN is based around practical, forward-thinking courses, including electronics and mechanical engineering, informatics, industrial engineering, or management and sales. As such, it has a good track record of fitting graduates to jobs - helped along by an excellent Career Service.

Most courses require a high level of German proficiency, although ACCESS schemes enable students to take a year to prepare for entry. And there are some Bachelor's (including Business Administration or Tourism Management) which are taught mostly in English. This helps to ensure that HHN has a thriving international community, with applicants from across the world.

Marktplatz in Heilbronn

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