Erlangen combines the charm of a small baroque university town with the vitality of a modern metropolis. Universitätsklinikum Erlangen is situated in the city centre of Erlangen. Only a few yards away from the university hospital patients and visitors benefit from numerous small shops and comfortable restaurants.
Most of the university hospital’s establishments are situated around the picturesque garden of the margrave’s palace. A wide central reservation crosses the entire area of the university hospital. This well-groomed public park invites citizens, students and convalescents to take a rest.
Because of its formidable expertise in medical science the region around Erlangen is also called “Medical Valley”. It contains one of Germany’s highest densities of medical engineering companies and distinguished utility services. The university hospital is considered a determining location factor with worldwide transmission.
At the same time Erlangen is situated at the edge of “Fränkische Schweiz”: a low mountain range with bizarre lumps of rock and varied trails. Moreover the region of Franconia abounds in romantic landmarks such as the imperial castle at Nuremberg and the medieval city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
The Bavarian capital city Munich is also easy to reach from Erlangen. It takes you less than two hours by train to visit Marienplatz (Munich’s main square), Hofbräuhaus (beer hall) and Viktualienmarkt (food market).
It’s obvious: Universitätsklinikum Erlangen is situated at the heart of Europe!