Studentendorf Vauban

The district of Vauban exemplifies Freiburg’s nickname, “Green City,” by offering more green areas and Green thinking than anywhere else in town.

The student village is named after the famous 17th-century French builder, Sébastien de Vauban, and consists of six renovated former French NATO barracks as well as newer buildings, all of which are surrounded by lush greenery.

AYF students are housed in WG-style apartments (flat-sharing communities) with three other people (two AYF students and two non-AYFers share each apartment).

Alongside their studies, students in Vauban enjoy various small groups led by student tutors and playing foosball or performing at the Open Mic Night at the VauBar.

From Vauban, biking to the city center takes between 10-15 minutes (about 7 minutes by tram).


10 rooms in 2 buildings


Merzhauserstraße 156 or 162, 79100 Freiburg

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Tel: (030) 916 845 10


Arriving in Vauban

From the tram stop on the bridge overlooking the main train station (Hauptbahnhof)

  • Take tram 3 in the direction of “Vauban” and get off at the stop “Paula-Modersohn-Platz”
  • Follow “Merzhauser Straße” back toward the city center until you reach the Vauban student dormitories