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Expatrio 2024-02-15
Mittweida Hauptbahnhof


A historic textile producing center and thriving educational destination

Located in Saxony, not far from the cities of Dresden and Chemnitz, Mittweida was an industrial powerhouse in the 17th and 18th centuries, making the region internationally famous for its textile production. Blessed with some gorgeous Gothic architecture, the city has now become better known for its excellent higher education facilities.

More about Mittweida

1209 AD

Founding year





Music venue


Mittweida is a small Saxon city with a population of just under 15,000 but plays host to 4,000 students - making education a huge part of the city's life. Well placed for visiting Berlin or Dresden, the city offers some magical sights, including nearby Kriebstein Castle, and the Schilling House - dedicated to a major German artist.


Studying and Working in Mittweida

Life in Mittweida is dominated by the University of Applied Sciences (HM). Founded in 1867, HM specializes in engineering, but has branched out into economics, media studies, social work, and other service-based subjects. Offering both Master's and Bachelor's level qualifications, it's courses tend to require German language proficiency, but international students are always welcome to apply. And there are some English-language courses in Industrial Management.

The city and its surrounding region offers opportunities in administration, education, and social work, as well as automobile manufacturing, machine engineering, and microelectronics. In fact, with "Silicon Saxony" on Mittweida's doorstep, HM can be a good place to study when seeking to enter Germany's high-tech economy.

Marktplatz von Mittweida

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