Living in Geisenheim

Geisenheim - a University Town

Geisenheim, a town of 12,000 inhabitants, offers students a high quality of living: nestled between the River Rhine and Rheingau vineyards, the university town is also within easy reach of bustling major cities in the Rhine-Main region.

  • Hesse's regional capital, Wiesbaden, is around 20km away.
  • Geisenheim can be easily reached with the Regionalzug (regional train line), with direct connections from Frankfurt, Wiesbaden and Koblenz.
  • Frankfurt International Airport is only 40 minutes away by car.
Eine Karte, die die Lage der Hochschulstadt Geisenheim zwischen Koblenz und Frankfurt zeigt.

What does the University Town of Geisenheim have to offer?

  • The town center is within walking distance of the campus, and has a range of supermarkets and other shopping facilities, restaurants and cafes, as well as a movie theater.
  • If you are interested in sport, courses are offered in the uni-sport program, as well as by sports clubs in the area. Geisenheim has a wide range of sports facilities, such as an indoor and outdoor pool, a soccer pitch, track and field, and many gym halls and water sports facilities such as stand-up paddling, kayaking or rowing.
  • Their are numerous hiking and mountain-biking trails in the surrounding vineyards and the forests of the Taunus area.

What is student life in Geisenheim like?

  • The Student Organisation (AStA) organizes a varied program of events for students, including tastings, parties and the 'Barrel Get-Togethers'.
  • There are also many events organized by the town throughout the year, among them, the Lindenfest, a festival celebrating the 700-year-old linden tree on the main square, a street food festival and an arts festival,"Besser als nix!", dedicated to emergent culture in the Rheingau region.
  • As well as several restaurants, the Straußwirtschaften (seasonal wine taverns) offer students a relaxed atmosphere to meet friends and enjoy a glass of wine with regional specialities.
  • If you need a little more excitement, the cities of Wiesbaden and Frankfurt are only a (free with the semester ticket!) short train ride away.
Junge Menschen sitzen vor einem Zelt in dem eine Band spielt. © Hochschschule Geisenheim
Ein Weinberg mit dem Geisenheimer Dom im Hintergrund. © Hochschschule Geisenheim
Eine Gruppe junger Menschen sitzt zusammen und stößt mit Wein an. © Hochschschule Geisenheim
Kajakfahrer sind auf dem Rhein unterwegs. © Hochschule Geisenheim

Tip for first-semester students

At the beginning of the winter semester, both the University and student organisation (AStA) offer tours of the campus and town to help new students get their bearings!

The Rheingau: life in a unique cultivated landscape

The Rheingau region is world-renowned for its Riesling, as well as its castles, palaces and monasteries dotted along the river. Only a few kilometers downriver you will find the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Middle Rhine Valley with the Loreley and Rüdesheim's Drosselgasse. The Rheingau is visited every year by millions of tourists from all over the world.

The unique cultivated landscape of the Rheingau, shaped by the Rhine and around 3,200 hectares of vineyards, can be enjoyed by hiking the Rheinsteig trail, cruising down the river or by bike - and of course rounded off with a glass of wine!

Schloss Vollrads im Rheingau aus der Vogelperspektive. © Hochschule Geisenheim
Luftbild des Rheins mit Auen und kleinen Städten. © Hochschule Geisenheim
Schloss Johannisberg oberhalb von Geisenheim. © Hochschule Geisenheim
Drei junge Menschen stehen vor einem Weinbergspanorama und trinken Wein. © Hochschschule Geisenheim

Further information about the region

Discover the Kulturland Rheingau.

Find out what the Metropolregion Rhein-Main has to offer.

Living in Geisenheim and the Rheingau

Hochschule Geisenheim University's offers for landlords and tenants:

  • The "Wohnraum gesucht" (looking for rooms) online portal run by Studentenwerk Frankfurt: this is a quick and free place to find (and advertise) student accommodation, both furnished and unfurnished;
  • The "AStA Geisenheim: WG- und Wohnungsbörse" Facebook group: run by the university's student organisation, AStA, and is also free of charge; Facebook-Gruppe "AStA Geisenheim: WG- & Wohnungsbörse" .
  • The Schwarze Brett (notice board): this is situated in the Campus-Gebäude on the university campus.

Hinweise für Vermieter: Gesucht werden sowohl möblierte als auch unmöblierte Wohnungen und Zimmer, längerfristig oder auch zur Zwischenmiete. Bieten Sie alles an, gerne auch die im Winter nicht vermietete Ferienwohnung! Nutzen Sie bitte vorzugsweise die Online-Plattformen. Damit erleichtern Sie nicht nur unseren ausländischen Studierenden die Suche. Falls Sie Unterstützung beim Einstellen Ihres Angebots benötigen, wenden Sie sich bitte per E-Mail an den AStA (asta(at) oder rufen Sie uns an unter 06722 502 786 (ggf. Anrufbeantworter). Gerne bestücken wir auch unser Schwarzes Brett mit Ihrem Wohnungsangebot.


Looking for Apartments Online

Beware of Scams

Don't fall victim to rental scams! Here are our best tips to help you avoid online fraud:

  • Every landlord in Germany wants to get to know his tenant: Be wary of a landlord who makes excuses for not being able to meet you or show you the apartment (at least in an online video call).
  • Be careful of landlords who require little information about you
  • Beware of too-good-to-be-true rents
  • Google the address of the apartment and the landlord’s name if possible as well as email and phone number to confirm that the landlord/company exists
  • Never transfer any money to a non-German bank account!!

Online Platforms

Student Accommodation

Student Residence Geisenheim
Studentenwerk Frankfurt
Eibinger Weg 1b
63566 Geisenheim
Application form

G.V. Rhenania zu Geisenheim
Rüdesheimer Straße 16
65366 Geisenheim

Alte Sektkellerei
Gebäude alte Sektkellerei Grundbesitz- und Verwaltungs-GmbH
Rheinstraße 5
65366 Geisenheim

Student Residence „CUBE“ Oesrich-Winkel
KAFEMA Verwaltungs- und Baubetreuungs GmbH
Rohrbergstraße 23
65343 Eltville

Student Residence Oestrich-Winkel
VEGIS® Immobilien
Rheingaustraße 1a
65375 Oestrich-Winkel

Student Residence „Friedrich-Naumann-Str. 1“
LINHARD Verwaltungen GmbH
Friedrich-Naumann-Straße 1
65197 Wiesbaden
Tel. +49 6101 870 721


Max Kade Haus / Student Residence Adolfsallee
Studentenwerk Frankfurt
Adolfsallee 49-53
65185 Wiesbaden
Tel.: +49 69 798 230 22
Weitere Informationen

Student Residence "Junges Wohnen"
Wohnen für Studies (WfS)
Langeooger Straße
65199 Wiesbaden
Tel.: +49 611 724 58 05


Student Residence "Camp Pieri"
Wohnen für Studies (WfS)
Sonnenblumenweg 6-12
65201 Wiesbaden