University and Hanseatic Town of Greifswald

University and Hanseatic Town of Greifswald

[Translate to English:] Wieck Ostsee Greifswald
[Translate to English:] Museumshafen Greifswald
[Translate to English:] Fischmarkt
[Translate to English:] Fußball Event Public Viewing
Photo: Kilian Dorner

Life in Greifswald

When you come to Greifswald, you will quickly realise that it is a very young town. The town on the Bodden is the youngest in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, as more than one in three inhabitants with their primary place of residence in Greifswald is under 30. This is in part due to the approximately 11,000 university students. With a total population of around 60,000, the students greatly influence town life. Greifswald is always on the move; throughout Germany it is known as a bicycle town. All important points can be reached in only 20 minutes.

Photo: Kilian Dorner

Culture in Greifswald

In terms of culture, the university and Hanseatic town of Greifswald has a great deal to offer: Nordischer Klang, polemARkT, the Baltic Sea Festival, the Greifswald Bach Weeks, the International Student Festival GrIStuF, the Tanztendenzen, the Eldenaer Jazz Evenings and the Fishermen’s Festival Gaffelrigg are some of the largest events. Nordischer Klang has taken place for 20 years and is the largest Scandinavian cultural festival outside of northern Europe.