Life in Göttingen / Goettingen

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It depends what you're looking for from life in the city. It's busy with a high percentage of students living there. Plenty to do but it is pretty noisy thanks to most of the city running parallel with the A7 (which is a bloody nightmare at the moment).

 

The biggest bonus is that you're only 40 mins away from the Harz so you can escape city life anytime you like.

 

Hope that helps

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We've lived in Goettingen for almost 3 years but are moving back to the States in June. Goettingen is a really nice small city. It's not a village or small town, but an actual small city. There's a city center with restaurants and shops, and the whole city is very bike and pedestrian friendly. There are nice parks and walking trails right outside of the city, but again, there's enough in the city to keep somebody busy. There are larger shopping areas on the edge of town that are more car-friendly, so depending on where you live you can either have a car or not. There's a group of American ex-pats who meet up regularly, and the university is also big enough to provide professional and social contacts as well. Goettingen is not touristy at all because there are no big draws here for tourists, but nearby are some castles and other tourist areas. You won't normally hear english being spoken when you walk through town.

 

As mentioned above, the Hartz Mountains are easily accessible if you have a car, and there are plenty of nice hiking trails there and also some touristy towns and villages.

 

If you're interested in moving here in June, here's a great apartment for rent Yes, it's mine, as we're trying to sell everything before we move back :)

 

We'll miss Goettingen when we leave, as it really has been a great place to live. Hope this helps.

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I think that sums up the area pretty well but its the HARZ Mountains, not the HARTZ. The Hartz are in the US

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