Bad Reichenhall

Mountains and tranquillity

We want to know what our students like most about the place where they study. Corinna tells us about winter semester in Bad Reichenhall:


Bad Reichenhall is located in the middle of the mountains. If you are a mountain enthusiast like me, it is the perfect place to study. As the name suggests, the city has a long history as a spa resort. And who has not heard of Bad Reichenhaller salt? Even though, or perhaps precisely because, Bad Reichenhall is a very quiet town with its almost 18,000 residents, you can live well here.

My favourite place in Bad Reichenhall…

…to study: my couch

I can study best after being active outdoors. With tablet in hand, I then take my well-deserved spot on the couch. This is where I have my peace and quiet and from the living room window, I have a view of the snow-covered mountains. This is where I can most effectively read my lecture notes or recommended literature.

Bad Reichenhall…to shop: pedestrian area

The pedestrian area has many small shops. If I want a bit more choice, I go to Salzburg.

…to eat out: The Salin

The Salin has delicious food – it is a good restaurant located at the old salt works. You can also take a nice guided tour of the old salt mines.

…to get into the spirit of Christmas: Christmas market on the town square

If all the surrounding snow-covered mountains have not yet put you in the Christmas mood, I recommend going to the sweet little Christmas market on the town square of Bad Reichenhall.

Bad Reichenhall…to relax: Rupertus Thermal Bath

To relax I like to go to the Rupertus Thermal Bath: the various saltwater pools are pure pleasure. Especially when the weather is cold, I enjoy warming up in the 38 degrees Celsius pool.

…to burn off energy: Night tour on Jenner mountain

To burn off energy I go for a night tour on Jenner. With lots of other crazy ski hikers, you can climb up the slope, eat warm soup in the hut at the top and then ski down.

My favourite place: Eiscafé Rialto

My favourite place is the Rialto café on the corner of the pedestrian area. In summer, they have excellent Italian ice cream, and in winter, you get the best Elisenlebkuchen in town. The perfect spot any time of the year.


Corinna is 30 years old, a native of Munich and has been studying for her master’s degree in Personnel Management (M.A.) at IUBH since November 2016. In her free time, she likes to be in the mountains or read a good novel.

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