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Culinary delights

China is a country with a fascinating culinary tradition that varies from region to region. In Qingdao, the sea plays an important role in the cuisine. The city is famous for its fresh seafood and fish dishes, which can be enjoyed in numerous restaurants and food stalls. These include fried mussels, crispy squid rings, shrimp in chili oil, fish dishes with soy sauce or garlic, and much more.

The city is also known for its beer, brewed at the famous Tsingtao Brewery and served with many dishes.

In addition to seafood, Qingdao is also home to a variety of dishes from Chinese cuisine, such as roasted vegetables, soups, noodle dishes and much more.

Living in Qingdao

There are several options for students in Qingdao to find suitable accommodation. One of the most common options are student dormitories offered directly by the university. These often offer affordable prices, common areas and are usually close to the campus buildings.

Another option is renting an apartment or room in a shared apartment in the city. There are numerous online platforms that make it easy to find suitable accommodation, such as Lianjia and, or of course

It is advisable to start your search early, as the demand for housing in Qingdao is high.

Apartment in Qingdao, China

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We recommend booking a room in Qingdao for a few days via or Then you can get an idea of the city, the distances and possible accommodations for your semester abroad. Many alumni have preferred to switch back and forth between accommodation in the city and on campus during the semester.

Chinesischer Bus in der Fahrt auf der Straße


Qingdao has a well-developed network of public transportation, including buses and streetcars. Most buses are air-conditioned and offer an inexpensive way to explore the city. Streetcars are a charming and environmentally friendly option. There is also a subway line that crisscrosses the city and offers a quick way to travel longer distances.

In Qingdao, as in most cities in China, there are no Western mobility providers such as Uber or Gojek. However, there are several providers of ride services and cabs that can be booked via apps or by phone. The best known are Didi Chuxing and Shouqi Yueche.

Zubereitung von chinesischem Tee / Zeremonie


Healthcare in Qingdao is well developed with a large number of hospitals and clinics offering a wide range of medical services.

The city also has a good infrastructure for medical care for foreigners, including international hospitals and clinics with English-speaking staff. Medical care is relatively affordable and most health services are of good quality.

Overall, health care in Qingdao is at a good level and provides adequate care for residents and visitors to the city.

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Qingdao, the cosmopolitan coastal city in Shandong Province, has a rich culture and history. The city was occupied by Germany in the late 19th century and later by Japan during World War II. These occupations have left their mark on the city's architecture, particularly in the Badaguan district, where historic colonial-style buildings remain. The city is also known for its brewing tradition, which was introduced by the Germans.

Qingdao has also played a significant role in China's naval history and is therefore now home to the National Marine Museum.

Today, Qingdao is an important economic center and a popular tourist destination with many attractions including beaches, historic buildings and museums that reflect the city's rich culture and history.

Leisure time

Qingdao offers a surprising variety of recreational opportunities. The city is known for its beautiful beaches, such as Golden Beach and Silver Beach, which provide the perfect spot for water sports like surfing and sailing.

The surrounding area is also home to scenic hiking and biking trails, such as Laoshan National Forest Park and Badaguan Scenic Area.

Culture enthusiasts can visit the Qingdao Art Museum and the Tsingtao Brewery Museum.

For adrenaline junkies, the Huangdao Bungee Tower offers a breathtaking view of the city.

Day trips can also be made from Qingdao to the Laoshan Mountains and the Confucius City of Qufu. A longer trip to Beijing or Shanghai is of course also easily doable.

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