Brandenburg is a state in the northeast of Germany. With an area of 29,478 square kilometres (11,382 sq mi) and
a population of 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth-largest German state by area and the tenth-most populous.
Potsdam is the state capital and largest city, while other major towns include Cottbus, Brandenburg an der Havel
and Frankfurt (Oder).
Brandenburg surrounds the national capital and city-state of Berlin, and together they form the
Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, the third-largest metropolitan area in Germany.
Brandenburg borders the states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Saxony, as well as
the country of Poland.
Brandenburg originated in the Northern March in the 900s AD, from areas conquered from the Wends. It later
became the Margraviate of Brandenburg, a major principality of the Holy Roman Empire. In the 15th century, it
came under the rule of the House of Hohenzollern, which later also became the ruling house of the Duchy of
Prussia and established Brandenburg-Prussia, the core of the later Kingdom of Prussia. From 1815 to 1947,
Brandenburg was a province of Prussia.
Following the abolition of Prussia after World War II, Brandenburg was established as a state by the Soviet
Military Administration in Germany, and became a state of the German Democratic Republic in 1949. In 1952, the
state was dissolved and broken up into multiple regional districts. Following German reunification, Brandenburg
was re-established in 1990 and became one of the five new states of the Federal Republic of Germany.
As a student, it is important to us to be part of a city's life. During the course of study,
leisure time is usually much more important than, for example, for families. Therefore, when we
put together the criteria for students, we attached great importance to leisure activities but
also to a good infrastructure. You don't want to spend the little time you have besides studying
and a possibly necessary part-time job with long journeys to the nearest supermarket. And a
suitable university nearby is certainly not harmful either.
is with round about 1,124 points from a maximum of 1,400
the front-runner among students friendly cities and communities in Brandenburg.
follows closely with 1,110 points.
In third position, also following very closely, is
Brandenburg an der Havel
with 1,091 points.