Navigation Menu+

Top 10 Technical universities in Germany

Germany: Ten Things To Do

Studying abroad at one of Germany's top universities can be a great decision. To make sure it's not all work and no play, here's our top 10 things to do while you're over there.

Germany is at the heart of modern Europe in many ways - both geographically, economically, and as one of the leading political lights in the EU. It is also a country living in the here and now - a multicultural melting-pot, an international center for art, music and fashion, and with a capital that has over the last decade emerged as one of the trendiest cities in the world.

Add to this a historic culture that produced the likes of Goethe, Beethoven and Bach, alongside the relics of the tragedies that beset the nation in the 20th century, and your time spent studying abroad in Germany is sure to be a fascinating cultural experience as well as lots of fun.

1. Explore Berlin

Germany: Ten Things To DoNearest universities: Free University of BERLIN; HUMBOLDT University of Berlin; Technical University of BERLIN; Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft BERLIN; ESCP Europe Wirtschaftshochschule Berlin; HERTIE School of Governance

Germany’s capital city is unique. Study abroad here and you’ll never get sick of learning. Visit Berlin and you’ll run out of days to see all that you want to, from the Berlin Wall to the Jewish Holocaust Memorial, Charlie’s Checkpoint to Potsdamer Platz.

It may have a chequered history but that just adds to the atmosphere of this incredible city. Yet, there’s more to Berlin than just World War ll sites. It also has a vibrant film industry, a raging night club scene, state-of-the-art architecture and a grungy underground music scene. From the majestic Brandenburg Tor to the fashionable Alexanderplatz, Berlin is a capital city like no other.

2. Castle Neuschwanstein

Nearest universities: Technical University of MUNICH; Ludwig Maximilian - University of MUNICH; University of BAYREUTH; Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; University of REGENSBURG; University of Applied Sciences – München

This 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace is one of the most picturesque castles in the world. Commissioned by Germany’s “fairy-tale king” Ludwig ll of Bavaria, Castle Neuschwanstein holds a special place in German history. Upon the death of his grandfather, Germany’s slightly eccentric king began the task of rebuilding the palace, a favorite haunt from his childhood years.

Incorporating his love of opera, most notably that by composer Richard Wagner, Ludwig built himself a haven in which he was able to live out his idea of the Middle Ages. However, the palace wasn’t yet finished when Ludwig died in mysterious circumstances by the lake. Today, Castle Neuschwanstein is a popular tourist spot receiving more than 1.3million visitors annually.

Mary Evans Photo Jigsaw Puzzle of Heidelberg Univ 1870 from Mary Evans
Home (Mary Evans)
  • PHOTO JIGSAW PUZZLE This Photo Puzzle features an image of HEIDELBERG UNIV 1870 chosen by Mary Evans. Estimated image size 356x254mm.
  • 10x14 Photo Puzzle with 252 pieces. Packed in black cardboard box of dimensions 5 5/8 x 7 5/8 x 1 1/5. Puzzle image 5x7 affixed to box top. Puzzle pieces printed...
  • Image Description HEIDELBERG UNIV 1870 Heidelberg university students, members of the Allemana society .
  • For any queries regarding this image please contact Mary Evans quoting Reference 4305295
  • Image supplied and selected by Mary Evans. (c) Mary Evans Picture Library

Short answer

by datamouse

An article in Rolling Stone (October 20, 1994) by Adam Miller called J. Philippe Rushton a 'professor of hate,' someone who 'takes money from an organization with a terrible past' (the Pioneer Fund, a foundation said to have an orientation toward eugenics). He is accused of being 'obsessed with intelligence and genetics' to the point of having 'racist' attitudes by Jeffrey Rosen and Charles Lane in The New Republic symposium on IQ (October 31, 1994). They single out Rushton for linking ethnocentricism to genetic factors; this in turn subjects him to the broad brush of being, along with Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray, 'Neo-Nazis' Newsweek (October 24, 1994). In The Chronicle of Higher Education (October 26, 1994) critiquing Herrnstein and Murray's The Bell Curve it is clear that Rushton is central to their negative imputations. To be sure, in a thoughtful and sympathetic…

Related Posts