FAU Erlangen campus

FAU in Erlangen

  • Directly in the centre of town

    Kollegienhaus (view from the Schlossgarten) (Image: FAU/Erich Malter)

    Bild: FAU/Erich Malter

    The Kollegienhaus is located directly at the Erlangen Schlossgarten. Lectures and seminars in the humanities and law are often held here. The main train station, the University Library, the University Administration and the Faculty of Medicine are all just a stone’s throw away.

  • How do I get to the Audimax?

    Seminar building of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology (Image: FAU/Erich Malter)

    Image: FAU/Erich Malter)

    Between Bismarckstraße and Kochstraße are what is known as the Philosophentürme (the philosophers’ towers), where you will find branch libraries, institutes and lecture halls for humanities subjects. The School of Theology, the School of Law and the Language Centre are also located in this area. It is only a short walk of approximately 10 minutes to the Schlossgarten.

  • Directly in the town centre

    Student restaurant at Erlanger Langemarckplatz

    Image: FAU/Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg

    Just a few minutes’ walk from the Kollegienhaus is Langemarckplatz, where you can find the most centrally located student restaurant and Student Services. The laboratories and lecture theatres of the Department of Chemistry are very close by as well.

  • South Erlangen

    The “Rote Platz” at the southern campus of FAU (Image: FAU/Erich Malter)

    Image: FAU/Erich Malter)

    The southern campus in Erlangen is home to a number of institutes of the Faculty of Sciences and Faculty of Engineering, libraries, lecture halls, a large student restaurant and the Computer Centre (RRZE). It takes 15 minutes to the town centre by bus or bike.

  • A haven for sports’ fans

    Sports hall

    Image: FAU/Rebecca Kleine Möllhoff)

    University sports and the Department of Sport Science and Sport are located en route towards the southern campus in Erlangen, roughly 10 minutes by bike or bus from the city centre. Here there are sports halls, gyms, a swimming pool, a climbing tower and sports grounds for every sports discipline.

  • Röthelheimpark


    Bild: FAU/Erich Malter)

    The Röthelheimpark is in the north of Erlangen, between the city centre and the southern campus. Research is carried out here into optical technologies (SAOT) and bioprocess engineering.

  • Tennenlohe

    Institute for Geography in Erlangen Tennenlohe

    Image: FAU/Georg Pöhlein)

    The Institute for Geography is located at Am Wetterkreuz in Erlangen-Tennenlohe, with urban gardening just one of the topics they teach and research there.

Erlangen Schloss

The Erlangen Schloss is home to the Executive Board and University Administration – directly at the Schlossgarten, and only a few minutes away from the main station. (Image: FAU/Erich Malter)

Erlangen is one of the best preserved examples of Baroque city planning in Germany – and the smallest city in Bavaria. Not only that, it is also the perfect University town: lecture halls, seminar rooms, libraries and cafeterias are never far away, the students contribute to the town’s special flair and there is always something going on. The International Comic Salon, the puppet theatre and the poetry festival are just as at home in the city as the well-known Erlangen Bergkirchweih, the Queen of beer festivals. Relax in the Schlossgarten over lunch, pop into a café on the way to the library or drop in to University sports or a beer garden on your way home from the southern campus – the choice is yours. The atmosphere in Erlangen is both welcoming and international, largely thanks to the nearly 40,000 students at FAU, most of whom study in Erlangen, and the approximately 12,000 employees from the whole of Germany and abroad who have their offices, teach and research in Erlangen. In addition, major global players such as adidas and siemens are located in the region and enjoy close connections to FAU and Erlangen itself.


The FAU map service helps you find your way around the University buildings. The results are generated by the map service of the Computer Centre (RRZE) and show the various institutes of the University in the correct surroundings.