Why are we here
44 Nobel prize winners worked in or emerged from the university city of Göttingen. No wonder then, that this city, located in southern Lower Saxony, has become a meeting point for industry and science. With Carl Zeiss Microscopy, we are following this trend. After all, our microscopes have made significant contributions to science and helped renowned Nobel prize winners to achieve acclaim.
Why should you choose us
Cutting-edge optics have been produced in Wetzlar since time immemorial. As part of Carl Zeiss, you can play an important part in continuing this trend into the future. As a 100 per cent subsidiary of Carl Zeiss AG, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics develops products which help our customers to see and experience nature more clearly and intensively. In addition, Carl Zeiss SMT is another sophisticated and innovative area of Carl Zeiss located in Wetzlar. Choose Carl Zeiss in Wetzlar and take a closer look with us!
Between shores and highlands, there is no geographical feature which is not represented in Lower Saxony. The Göttingen area is characterized by the nearby Harz mountain range – its main distinguishing features being large forests and atmospheric heath and grassland areas. About 750 nature reserves, over 1,400 protected landscape areas and 13 large natural parks safeguard this natural habitat in Lower Saxony.
The Harz itself and the Weser Uplands are among the most popular and beautiful areas around Göttingen. There is still genuine "wilderness" here and almost untouched habitats for flora and fauna.
The first mention in the history books of Göttingen, then known as "Gutingi," was in 953. The establishment of the university marked the beginning of a new chapter in the city's history and still exerts an influence today. This is reflected by the many plaques commemorating famous citizens of Göttingen which can be found throughout the city. Thus, to follow the trail of history in Göttingen also means following in the footsteps of great scientists.
Göttingen is brimming with history. Go on a treasure hunt and discover the secrets of this university city.
Göttingen is a young city. At 25 percent, students make up the largest proportion of the population. For this to continue, the city gives extra support to young families in matters concerning housing, finding childcare facilities and other issues. Göttingen is also an attractive place to live for people without children – with many appealing options for you to choose from.
Plan your future in Göttingen and enjoy the advantages of a young, modern city while staying close to nature.
The university has a major influence over the leisure activities on offer in Göttingen. With Göttingen's student nightlife, it's no wonder that for many, a nightcap occasionally proves a temptation too strong resist. Besides numerous further education options, the university city's daytime activity offering includes theater, art and musical entertainment. Those who are drawn to the countryside at weekends can visit picturesque little towns with half-timbered houses, and the natural surroundings are the perfect setting for walking, cycling or boat trips.
Science, culture, nature – in Göttingen, everything comes together. Let the diversity of Göttingen bowl you over – come to the city which creates knowledge.