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Commuting by bike to HFU

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Bikes can be used for commuting as well as for sport. They are great for getting your system going again after a hard day of lectures. Our students and staff have the advantage of being able to enjoy the wonderful countryside of the Black Forest region and the area around the source of the Danube. So there are plenty of good reasons to leave the car at home, forget the bus and just use your own legs. Pedelecs (a type of e-bike) are also increasing in popularity especially in rural areas, where they help commuters deal with long distances and steep hills.

All HFU campuses have adequate parking facilities. The individual situation on each campus is detailed below.


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Since summer semester 2018, students on the Furtwangen Campus can leave bikes in a secure compound near the C Building. Access is via the HFU card, which must be activated in advance at the central workshop in B Building.

Soon after arriving in Furtwangen you'll realise why HFU has the reputation of being the highest university in Germany. That's why it is it's worth renting an e-bike for trips, for example to the Brend or to Unterkirnach. E-bikes can be rented from Gasthaus Bad for €20/day.

Baumannstraße 26,
78120 Furtwangen

Telephone: 07723/2992
Opening hours: 10.00am - 2.00pm and 5.00pm to midnight. Closed Mondays

E-bike types: 2 Corratec and Treck e-MTB with a driving distance of c. 30 to 50km


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E-cargo bikes are available in Schwenningen by registering on the Lastenrad website. These can be used to buy groceries or run errands, for example.

For the first time in summer semester 2018, a bike check was carried out on the HFU campus in Schwenningen in cooperation with AOK Health Insurance and the German Bicycle Association (ADFC). Students could have their bikes checked free of charge and have small problems fixed on the spot. The event was so popular, a repeat is planned for the beginning of the 2019 bike season. Until then, bike enthusiasts can check out the ADFC website for more tips and tricks on how to look after their bikes. Information on current tours and events can be found on the local ADFC website.


As part of the LENA Interregs project, a dense charging network for e-vehicles and pedelecs has been set up in Tuttlingen. There are 3 charging stations for pedelecs in the town: in the Donaupark, am Golem and near the Town Hall, which can all be used free of charge. Click here for theExternal link opens in a new window: locations of the charging stations in Tuttlingen.

At the beginning of 2017 a bicycle trailer was purchased for the University Campus in Tuttlingen as part of the mobility project. It is currently used for deliveries within Tuttlingen but in the future it is planned to allow students to use the trailer, too.