The cities of Giessen (approx. 84,000 inhabitants) and Friedberg (approx. 29,000 inhabitants) are situated in the Rhine-Main area close to the economic centre of Frankfurt. The pulsating and prosperous Rhine-Main region is at the heart of Europe and is served by the Frankfurt/Main International Airport and many main European train lines.
The city of Giessen combines the amenities of a mid-sized towns with a good infrastructure and a wonderful landscape just outside the cities. A vibrant cultural scene, small and medium-sized enterprises in various business sectors, good shopping facilities, and a variety of restaurants, cafés, bars, and clubs offer an excellent atmosphere in which to study, work, and live.
The student-population ratio is one of the highest in Germany. The lively student scene can be seen and experienced everywhere in town. Friedberg is located about 30 minutes north of Frankfurt am Main. It offers numerous historical sites.