Old Town Hall
© Göttingen Tourismus e.V./ Lars Gerhardts


Göttingen: the city that furthers science, the university city, the student city, the city of Gauß and Lichtenberg. Outsiders know Göttingen as the festival city where theatre, literature and music are celebrated. The city is known for its Internationale Händel-Festspiele (International Handel Festival) as well as the Popfestival (Pop Festival), Literaturherbst literature festival and the Jazzfestival (Jazz Festival).

The historic city centre, which is dominated by medieval churches and the mighty Old Town Hall, has been almost entirely pedestrianised. Visitors love to stroll around the quirky shops in the attractive side streets and enjoy a leisurely meal in one of the city’s many restaurants. In summer, pavement cafés exude Mediterranean flair. In winter, many restaurants serve dishes from all over the world in a cosy atmosphere.

The city is one of Germany’s most conveniently situated: Göttingen is just a short trip away, regardless of whether you travel by car (A7, A38 motorways), train (more than 100 Inter-City-Express (ICE) trains stop here every day) or bus.


Old Town Hall
© Göttingen Tourismus e.V./ Lars Gerhardts
Old Botanical Garden Göttingen
© Göttingen Tourismus e.V. / Angelika Daamen

Alter Botanischer Garten (Old Botanical Garden) Göttingen

The Alter Botanischer Garten of the University of Göttingen was created in 1736. Its impressive diversity of plants is located next to the city wall, and therefore in direct proximity to the…

© Boccadoro / Wolfgang Beistert


The Ciniglio family spoils their guests with imaginative, Mediterranean cuisine, selected wines and their own desserts.

 St. Jacobi
© Göttingen Tourismus e.V. / Lars Gerhardts

St. Johannis and St. Jacobi

Gänselieselbrunnen fountain
© Göttingen Tourismus e.V. / Theodoro da Silva
Ford on the barefoot path
© Kurverwaltung Bad Bodenteich/ Jürgen Clauß

Barefoot hiking

Have your feet had enough of walking all the time in thick, hot hiking boots? Take them off and try to take a barefoot hike!

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Tourist-Information Göttingen

Markt 9
37073 Göttingen
Phone: +49 (0) 551 / 499800