Leisure and Cultural Activities
University City Weingarten
Weingarten has been an official university town since 2021, with over 7,000 young people studying at the two universities RWU and PH. In the neighboring town of Ravensburg, there are around 2,200 more students at the DHBW. Accordingly, there is a lot on offer. Whether music and theater, cinema and culture or sports - the leisure activities are colorful and rich.
Music and Theatre
Students who say "Last Call for Culture" at the box office of municipal events in Ravensburg and Weingarten and show their student ID will receive remaining tickets for only 3 euros.
Here you can find the participating events:
Every year, the Umsonst & Draußen music festival takes place at the outdoor pool in Weingarten. And the best part: As the name suggests, entrance is free.
About 25 minutes by train from Weingarten, lies Lake Constance. In the warmer months, it's ideal for swimming, windsurfing and sailing, or simply making a campfire. The RWU Academic Sailing Club RWU Academic Sailing Club has parked its fleet here. Around the lake, the Lake Constance Cycle Path runs for about 260 kilometers around the lake, through Switzerland and Austria.
The nearby Alps, the highest mountain range in Central and Southern Europe, are an Eldorado for mountain sports enthusiasts. Beautiful hiking trails, breathtaking views and snow-white ski slopes await you here. Ideal for a day trip or weekend getaway.
We recommend the student pubs Hokiand Alibi, where events are held regularly in addition to the pub business. Drinks are available at student prices.
Furthermore, there are regular student parties (for example XXL-Party, Mensa-Party, Physikerfest, Letzte Tanke and many others). Dates can be found on our website under News and Dates or on the pages of the student councils.
Students of RWU and PH Weingarten organize the Campus cinema MoKi. The film screenings take place in lecture hall NZ 042 in the Natural Science Center. Admission costs 2 euros, including a drink. Snacks and popcorn at student prices.
There are many locations in the region for film lovers. The program cinema of the Kulturzentrum Linse also shows films outside the mainstream. Click here for the program.
Places to be
Venues in the region
These are the places where there is always something going on:
Kapuziner Kreativzentrum Ravensburg
Neuer Ravensburger Kunstverein
...and what else?
The Unabhängie Studierendenausschuss (USTA), a non-profit association with student members from all faculties of the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, offers the possibility to borrow a minibus. Every student, every association can borrow the bus for a small self-service fee. To the website.
Throwing things away was yesterday. At the Repair Café Ravensburg, repairs are done every 3rd Saturday of the month. From kitchen machines to bicycles and computers. More info under: Repair Café Ravensburg.
Volunteering makes you happy. At least that's what the Danes say. You can find out how and where you can get active in the Ehrenamtsbörse of the City of Weingarten.
Food that is still good but would actually end up in the trash is saved by the initiative Foodsharing Ravensburg-Weingarten
You are going away for the weekend or the semester break, have your fridge full of food and want to share it with others? Or you are short of money? At the FairTeiler you can drop off food and take rescued food with you for free.
It's worth stopping by because the distributors are regularly filled with rescued food. One FairTeiler is located in Weingarten, another in Ravensburg. Click here for the locations and filling times: FairTeiler Foodsharing Ravensburg.
Lebensmittel, die noch gut sind, aber eigentlich im Müll landen würden rettet die Initiative Foodsharing Ravensburg-Weingarten.
The university sports program takes place together with the PH Weingarten and is organized by the PH. On the PH sports grounds with indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, gymnastics hall, tennis courts and stadium behind the RWU main building, in the so-called Töbele, the general university sports take place from Monday - Thursday, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm.
The offers range from A for aerobics to soccer, karate, swimming and V for volleyball. The exercise instructors are students themselves, and about 40% of the students at the two universities take advantage of the free offer. The university sports start about 2 weeks after the RWU lectures begin, because the PH always starts later than the RWU with the lectures.
All information and current courses can be found on the PH website of the sports department Sport.
Sports facilities in the region
Ravensburg: Indoor Pool, Badesee Flappach
Weingarten: Indoor Pool, Freibad Nessenreben
Cycling and biking