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  • Are you looking for a flat in Weimar?
  • Would you like to share a flat with another student?
  • Are you interested in renting a nice, furnished room in a student hall of residence?

Weimar is a small city and there are many students looking for rooms and flats. That’s why you should start looking for accommodation as soon as you receive your letter of admission from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. If you start looking after you’ve arrived in Weimar, it could be very difficult for you to find a suitable place to live in such a short time. 
For useful vocabulary and entertaining information about living in a dorm, please check out the illustrated dorm dictionary published by the university of Bielefeld. Even if you are or will be living in a shared flat instead of a dorm, it is worth having a look.

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Student halls of residence run by the Studentenwerk Thüringen

Flat shares (WG)

Private accommodation

Hostels

If you have problems...


Student halls of residence run by the Studentenwerk Thüringen

You can rent a furnished room in a student hall of residence. The Studentenwerk Thüringen offers students rooms in various halls of residence throughout Weimar. The farther away you live from the centre of town, the less expensive the rental prices are (between 100 and 300 euros per month). Click here to find out how to apply for a room in a student hall of residence and whom you should contact for help. You can also get more information from the INFOtake at Marienstraße 15b in the basement of the Mensa am Park. 

The application for a residence hall space will be held online. Instructions for completing the form, you can find here.

Bear in mind that simply submitting your application is no guarantee that you will receive a room. The applications are processed in the order they are received until all the rooms have been allocated. Therefore, the sooner you send in your application, the better your chances of receiving a room. The room is yours when you’ve received notification and confirmed your acceptance of the room. You are required to sign the tenancy agreement in person in Weimar and present your confirmation of enrolment.

You must have a current account at a bank in Germany in order to pay your monthly rent. Please, keep in mind that when you sign the agreement, you will be asked to pay down a 200- to 300-euro deposit before you can move in.

The rooms in the student halls of residence are connected to the university intranet HABNET. Download the registration and cancelation forms here (only in German). Once you have signed your tenancy agreement and received a valid university login name and university e-mail address, you can apply for an Internet connection for your room. If you have difficulties getting your connection up and running, contact the person responsible for Internet at your residence hall (the contact data is usually posted on the ground floor). If you don’t have a university login, you can get online at various Internet cafés.

For questions and help during your stay in one of the student houses, you can contact the mentor for your specific house. Every student residence has its own mentor and you will find them here.


Flat shares (WG)

If you’d like to share the cost of a private flat together with other students, then a flat share (Wohngemeinschaft, or WG for short) is the thing for you. Free rooms in flat shares are advertised in newspapers, listed on the Piazza or posted on the notice board at the Language Centre. When you find an offer that interests you, you should contact the tenants yourself. Usually after meeting you in person, the flatmates decide whether you fit in their group. It’s generally a good idea to contact several flat shares. Because the flatmates share the cost of rent and utilities, you’ll find that your monthly rental expenses for a flat in a good location may be lower than the price of a room in a student hall of residence. Look here for the latest, available rooms in shared flats.



Private accommodation

If you’d like to live in a flat or a one-room apartment of your own, you can check the private accommodation ads posted at the INFOtake at Marienstraße 15b in the basement of the Mensa am Park. If you find something interesting, you should contact the landlord yourself. You can also find available rooms to let here. Rooms and flats offered by the city of Weimar are posted here. Immobilienscout24 and the Weimarer Wohnstätte also post listings of flats to let (links only in German). As you read through the advertisements, pay attention to whether the flats are already furnished or whether you’ll have to purchase furniture yourself. You can find inexpensive, second-hand furniture at the Weimarer Tafel located at Georg-Haar-Straße 18.


Hostels

If you arrive in Weimar with no place to stay, then we recommend taking a room at a hostel. You can choose from two hostels in Weimar: the Labyrinth Hostel at Goetheplatz 6 or one out of the four youth hostels in Thuringia: Jugendherbergen Thüringen.

If you need to wash your clothes, there is a public Laundromat at Trierer Straße 46b (SB-Waschsalon) and at Humboldtstraße 28 (Textilpflege Picobello).


If you have problems...

… understanding your tenancy agreement, finding accommodation or dealing with your landlord, please contact the following advisors for help:

Tenancy agreements:
Heinz-Jürgen Schmidt
Legal advisor at the Studentenwerk
Tel.: +49 (0) 3643–851403 or +49 (0) 3643–851404

 

You can find a list of mentors for the student halls of residence on the Studentenwerk’s website.