About us

Welcome to the Department of Tourism!

With 23 full-time professors, 50 lecturers, and over 1,000 students, we are the largest university department in the field of tourism in Germany and offer the broadest range of courses in the subject. We maintain diverse international relationships and actively contribute to applied research worldwide.

At our department, you will learn about tourism as an important sector of the economy. We focus on business administration for the service industry, and this approach largely shapes the content of our courses. Tourism, however, is also a cross-disciplinary science that incorporates aspects from many other fields. This is reflected in the diversity of our curriculum.

What we offer:

  • An academic programme in the field of tourism that is unparalleled in its breadth and depth.

    Our bachelor’s programme in Tourism Management and master’s programmes in Tourism Management and Hospitality Management will qualify you to work in challenging professional and management positions at the intersection of tourism and management. We give you the optimal preparation for the global challenges of the developing tourism and hospitality industry.

    Our bachelor's and master's programmes are fully accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA), fulfilling all related quality standards.

  • Practice-oriented teaching and applied research

    For us, teaching, applied research, and practice go hand in hand. Meetings with decision-makers in the field, collaborations with industry on case studies, and participation in research projects are the ideal preparation for tackling the latest developments in this field.

    Modern teaching strategies ensure a wide-ranging and high-quality study programme with concrete practical applications.

    Our professors possess outstanding academic credentials and have at least five years of practical experience in the field. As the largest department of tourism at a university in Germany, we maintain close ties to the international hospitality and tourism industry and are actively involved in the latest research.

  • Our international outlook

    Our department has partnerships with over 40 universities around the world and we offer a wide range of options for studying abroad. We regularly invite international guest lecturers to teach in our department.


Head of Department

Office of Department Head

Sonja Strobl-Viehhauser
Room: S 118

Tel.: 089 1265-2101
Fax: 089 1265-2109

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