Ghent breathes history but is also brimming with culture and modern city life. The city's highlights include the beautiful historic city center, the Mystic Lamb, the acclaimed lighting plan which illuminates the buildings in a magical way after sunset, the Ghent Festivities, a bustling night life and the largest range of veggie offerings in Europe. Not yet convinced? Ghent's history, art, wonderful architecture, water, rock ’n roll top gastronomy and joie de vivre are sure to win you over.
The city also makes every effort to ensure that visitors enjoy their stay, including the thousands of students who provide Ghent with a fresh young vibe every academic year. For example, you can discover an alternative side to Ghent with the 'Sorry, not sorry street art map Gent' which takes you on a cycling or walking tour of the city's graffiti.
Not yet convinced? Ghent because…
- ... Lonely Planet has called our city “Europe’s best kept secret” and a must see destination.
- ... National Geographic Traveler Magazine has listed this city as the most authentic historic city in the world and full of life.
- ... you must witness with your own eyes what Napoleon and the mysterious thief of ‘The Just Judges’ panel already knew: The Mystic Lamb really is key to European art history.
- ... the city comes to life again after sunset.
- ... Ghent is a culinary hotspot and the veggie capital of Europe.
- ... you like to get off the beaten track!
Historic buildings, paintings, music, fine arts and a modern lifestyle are harmoniously united in the 1000-year old Upper Austrian town of Steyr. Its historic old town is a vibrant center, great for shopping, strolling or simply relaxing and also provides a delightful setting for numerous festivals and events. Lordly castles, beautiful churches and impressive town houses today host events of all kinds.
However, being a lively place with international students from all over the world studying at University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Steyr, you will find nice bars, restaurants and lots of young people to meet. Located between two rivers, if you like to do some hiking, biking, swimming or other sports activities – in just 5 minutes you are out of the city center and nature is all around you.
It is a small city with 38.000 inhabitants, but full with history, quality of life and beautiful nature all around.
Not yet convinced? Steyr because…
• …Lonely planet says that Franz Schubert called Steyr ‘inconceivably lovely’ and was inspired to pen the sprightly Trout Quintet here. And lovely it is: on the confluence of the swiftly flowing Enns and Steyr Rivers, the postcard-like old town of cobbled lanes and candy-hued baroque houses is one of Upper Austria’s most attractive.
... that's why!