Medical centres

Medical Centre: Berlin

The university hospital Charit's with four locations within the city is the biggest hospital in Europe. Every year about 100.000 in-patients and 250.000 outpatients are treated in 49 specialized clinics and with the help of 26 research institutes.

With the 'Campus Virchow-Klinikum' (finished in 1998), the Charit's hospital is the most modern hospital in Europe, with the 'Campus Mitte' it is one of the oldest German hospitals on historic location, and with 'Campus Buch' it is part of a big research state institute. The Charit's hospital is the only European medical faculty that has a virtue as part of the name and part of the programme (Charit's - Barmherzigkeit [Mercy]).

The private specialised hospitals for acute care of the Oberberggruppe offer a comprehensive medical and psychotherapeutic treatment for patients that suffer from mental, psychosomatic and psychiatric diseases, e.g. addiction, depression, panic attacks and compulsion.

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Once a symbol of division, Berlin nowadays combines Western and Eastern Europe. Berlin is now no longer situated at the side of Europe but in the heart of it. Today it is the meeting place for East and West; it is gate and goal for both sides, an Eastern/Western metropolis.

Changes of structure, modernisation and reconstruction work in Berlin are performed by the creativity and innovative power of science and research. Traditionally strong fields in Berlin are culture, education and science. It is a place of intellectual tension and discussion. The cultural dynamism and scope of the city are based upon the mixture full of contrast of big traditional cultural institutions and varied Free Subculture.

As the biggest German town, Berlin is open and cosmopolitan and offers space for every kind of life style. The inexhaustible urban variety of the city forms a quality of life with special attraction. In Berlin one can find nice sceneries and urban denseness of metropolitan life and places of peace and quiet.

Medical Centre: Frankfurt / Mainz

The hospitals of Frankfurt/Main University have at their disposal rover 12 outstanding medical specialised centres:
  • Ophthalmology centre
  • Surgery centre
  • Internal medicine centre and
  • Pediatrics and adolescent medicine centre.
The medical faculty of the nearby Mainz University completes this offer in the nonsurgical medicine with the following fields:
  • Endocrinology and metabolic disorder
  • Hematology and pneumology
  • Pediatric clinic
  • Dermatology and Neurology.
The operative medicine distinguishes itself by the following fields:
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Situated beneath the towers of the bank buildings, Frankfurt often stays in the background. This is quite unjustly as with event locations like Alte Oper (Old Opera House) and Festhalle (Festivity Hall), Frankfurt is always part of the tour agendas of international stars. The museums and the river are the focus of interest during the Frankfurter Museumsfest (Museum Festivity). On both sides of the river Main there are events, cabaret, variety theatre, music and of course many museums that are the centre of attraction: the Städelsche Kunstinstitut with one of the most important art collections in Europe, the Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Art), the Deutsche Filmmuseum (German Film Museum) or the Deutsche Architekturmuseum (German Museum of Architecture). The metropolis on the river Main offers a unique variety and number of museums with exhibitions the topics of which vary a lot.

Mainz, situated at the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Main, offers many cultural sights due to its 2000-year-old history. The Mainzer Dom (Mainz Cathedral) is the most famous sight of the town. The historic mile, with its little narrow streets and alleys full of corners, its medieval squares and numerous fountains, has its own special flair. Fasades with ornaments as well as the market place captivate the visitor in Mainz.

Once a year there is a big event: Mainz Carnival with Shrove Tuesday and the Carnival parade, being well-known to the whole world.

Medical Centre: Hamburg

The university hospital in Hamburg includes 15 centres, in which 41 clinics and outpatient's departments as well as 35 institutes are organised. It is one of the biggest hospitals in Hamburg.

The university hospital offers comprehensive health care. Results rn of the latest research and methods of treatment are adopted by the rn existing system of diagnosis and therapy. In over 160 specialised surgeries patients are offered advice and help - especially with illnesses that are chronic, rare or difficult to treat.

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The 1200-year-old City of Hamburg is regarded highly by members of the subculture as well as culturally interested people. With a centuries-old tradition as a city-state, Hamburg has always played a special role in politics and culture.

As an important economic centre with an international port and centre of media and culture, the metropolitan city on the river Elbe nowadays is taking up old traditions. Hamburg is the second biggest German town (1.8 million inhabitants) and offers best quality of life and an international atmosphere.

Medical Centre: Heidelberg

Heidelberg, the town of science, is one of the most important research and development centres in Germany. There are the University of Heidelberg, the German Cancer Research Centre, the European Laboratory for Molecular Medicine and five institutes of the Max Planck Society.

More than 600 years of medical training and research are a symbol of tradition and experience and also an obligation towards the enormous standards in the medicine of the 21st century.

For this the Medical Faculty is prepared. The establishment of central scientific institutions and foci of research in a lively and interactive ambience guarantee a forward-looking international reputation in research.

High standards of the medical research and training have their effects on a care of patients based on the latest medical knowledge. Consequently, it serves the medical goal to cure diseases and to alleviate suffering, stretching over thousands of years.

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The name of Heidelberg stands for the world-famous castle and the picturesque old town situated most beautifully. It stands for historic streets and alleys and a lively student culture, for pure relaxation during quiet walks, for interesting international conventions and festivals, and for a shopping mile, which is one of the most beautiful pedestrian precincts in Europe.

In the nearby southern Black Forest, rehabilitation centres and medicinal baths invite to breaks and cures. The healing power of the hot springs was regarded highly even by the ancient Romans. However, they did not yet have any idea of the splendid baths and rn the modern cure institutions that were to be offered to the guests two thousand years later.

Medical Centre: Cologne / Bonn / Düsseldorf

While many universities owe their foundation to the initiative of important religious and secular medieval sovereigns, Cologne University was founded by the citizens. The university hospital in Cologne offers maximum care with 1500 beds. Every year there are 50.000 in-patients and over 150.000 outpatients.

In 23 clinics and 11 institutes more than 6000 employees combine their professional knowledge with the respect for the personality of all the patients. The university hospital in Cologne ranges at the top of the institutions for research and training.

The University of Bonn is one of the biggest and most varied universities in Germany. Research and training as well as care of patients play an vital role for the medical faculty. Together with the research institutes, nearly all fields of modern medicine including dentistry are situated in Bonn.

The power of the university hospital in Düsseldorf is the connection of running the clinic and doing research. Due to interdisciplinary cooperation and the connection to worldwide dialogue, the hospital is able to go back to a comprehensive basis of knowledge. Very often there are still no satisfactory solutions for many medical problems and therefore central questions of affected people. New knowledge will help to meet the needs of these people in the future. Medical research is never an end in itself but integral part of a network consisting of research, training, and care of patients who will profit directly.

Medical Centre: Munich

Munich University has, thanks to its subject structure, a very specific position in Europe. Medicine and life sciences are some of the main competences of the University. The University hospital on the right side of the Isar deals with medicine, together with the Munich German Heart Centre affiliated to it. The life sciences cover the fields alimentation and diet.

Specialised clinics in the vicinity, such as the accident hospital in Murnau and numerous rehabilitation facilities in delightful landscapes complete the medical offer in Munich.

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The "Hearty Metropolis" houses world-famous museums, important religious buildings and a whole series of theatres. The Isar metropolis manages to link tradition and modernity. The calendar of events of the city proposes at any time of the year a great range of activities. The city anniversary accompanies the summer, the Munich Beer Festival is the not-to-be-missed event of the autumn and the Christmas market announces the cold season.

The holiday region of Upper Bavaria, with its outstanding rehabilitation and cure facilities, proposes no less than 18 different tourist landscapes. This wide range comprises magnificent mountains as well as lovely pre-Alps landscapes with characteristic rivers and inviting lakes on broad hills and plains. The cities of the region have a widely