Campus life and beyond



The university's sports facilities and courses offer plenty for everybody. The  Sports Centre comprises several gyms, open-air sports grounds, an Olympic-size indoor pool with a diving platform, a work-out gym and lots of course offers. If you want to register for courses, you should do so as soon as registration is open since most are fully booked in no time.Water sports take pride of place in Kiel. If you want to take up sailing, surfing, rowing or kayaking, there are many different options. Rowing clubs such as Erster Kieler Ruderclub, Akademischer Ruderverein or Rudergesellschaft Germania welcome newcomers. For sailing or surfing, the unversity sailing centre offers a broad range of courses. Rowing clubs offer useful information here. Regatta aficionados will be keen on the regattas during Kiel’s sailing event of the year, Kieler Woche. Smaller, local races and sailing take place along the Baltic and North Sea coasts during the sailing season.



If you enjoy making music, you have various options. The university's chamber orchestra is on the look-out for new members and the CAU Big Band advertises slots as well. Collegium Musicale and Studentenkantorei represent the university's orchestra and choir. Should you be an experienced a capella singer,  Madrigalchor Kiel or the Palestrina-Ensemble could be interesting. Of course there are many more choirs and eCellinsembles in Kiel, you'll find their flyers on notice-boards. If you want to learn how to play an instrument, Musikschule Kiel is an option.