ZU and its Locations

ZU was established in 2003 and has grown continually since then. Accordingly, more teachers, students and employees need more room to research, to teach, to learn, and to work.

ZU has also grown and developed at its numerous locations.


Tthe LakeCampus can be found at Seemooser Horn in Friedrichshafen, while our temporary ContainerUni campus is located in the Fallenbrunnen CreativeQuarter. That is also where the new ZF Campus is being built. The final piece of the jigsaw is the CapitalCampus at Hackescher Markt in Berlin.

Lake Campus - located right on the shores of Lake Constance

Planned in 2007, moved into in 2008: the building on the LakeCampus at Seemooser Horn, located right on the shores of Lake Constance, or as German TV station ZDF have put it, on the "Lake of Good Hope" – not many can claim to have Germany's most beautiful campus. This 3,400 square meter cube houses ten seminar rooms, twelve project rooms for student initiatives, offices, research laboratories, the foyer for large events and the library with 100 work stations, as well as the lounge and the See|e – our cafeteria. The new building is seen as a platform for communication between science and society – a place in which research and teaching sit side-by-side with enjoyment and recreation.

ZF Campus - our new main campus

Only a stone's throw from the former temporary ContainerUni is the new ZF Campus at No. 3 Fallenbrunnen. With the completion of the future university building – a combination of historical form (old building) and modern architecture (new building) – everything is fully operational in 2015, just in time for the fall semester. This marked the completion of the existing LakeCampus. The construction project at the former barracks at Fallenbrunnen is being made possible courtesy of a generous donation of 20 million euro from ZF Friedrichshafen AG to the ZU Foundation. Through these means the ZU Foundation is largely able to finance the construction and renovation project.