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Berlin as an Outstanding Cultural Venue
Not only is FUB an excellent university, it also has the advantage of being located in Berlin.
The German capital is a historically rich and culturally vibrant city, with a fascinating arts scene, museums, theaters, concerts, sports, restaurants and nightlife. Its various districts and neighborhoods offer amazing architecture, street food festivals and diverse markets. Numerous parks and lakes provide many opportunities for outdoor activities.
As an FUB Biochemistry Master student you will spend long hours in lectures or seminars, in the lab and studying at home or in the libraries. Staying physically active at the same time is important, and FUB supports you also in this endeavor.
The FUB Hochschulsport is an organization offering a wide range of sports, workshops and excursions. You can choose from all kind of classes according to your needs and skill level. There are fitness classes, such as Body Attack, Pilates and Zumba, water sports, like Paddle Boarding and Wind Surfing, team sports, such as Basketball, Soccer and Hockey, and much more. In addition, you are not restricted to classes offered by FUB Hochschulsport, but you can also participate in courses offered by the other universities like the Technische Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
You will find more than 175 museums and exhibitions in Berlin. As Berlin played and continues to play a central role in German history, you can find museums on the Cold War and the separation of Germany, about the World Wars I and II and the time before. In 1999, the famous Museumsinsel (“Museum Island”), on which the Old National Gallery, the Bode Museum and the Pergamon Museum are located, was included as a site in the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are of course many other galleries and museums on Art and Art History, Science and Technology, Literature or Religion.
Whether you are looking for typical German, Arabic or Asian food – Berlin’s restaurants have it all and leave you with very little to desire. You can find plenty of cheap restaurants, bars and cafés from countries all over the world. Berlin is also well known for its nightlife, especially for its techno clubs. But don’t worry, if you don’t like techno you will find pubs as well as nightclubs with other music styles all over the city.
The city of Potsdam, located south-west of Berlin, can be reached with the public transportation ticket (“Semesterticket”), which you receive as a student. It is known for its legacy as a former royal residence of the kings of Prussia and has numerous and unique castle and park complexes and a beautiful city center. The royal gardens are perfect for long walks or bike rides, and the castles are very worthwhile exploring. In 1912, the first major film studio worldwide, the Babelsberg Film Studio, was founded in Potsdam. Today it is one of the most modern centers of film and television production, and if you are interested in film and movies, you can take a tour through the studios. On the way to Potsdam, you will pass the Wannsee, Berlin’s largest lake. Here, you can enjoy the sun and have a swim. Moreover, there are many other lakes in Berlin and scattered throughout its surrounding areas, where you can enjoy hot summer days.