SRH Campus Hamm Vibrant and Exciting Campus Life
Studying in Hamm leaves room for far more than learning. The city has many exciting experiences to offer. Our university is located in the heart of Hamm, in the new Heinrich-von-Kleist-Forum, right next to the bus and the main train station. Because of Hamm's location near the Ruhr area, it offers a wide range of travel desinations and countless opportunities for freetime activities such as shopping in Essen, watching a soccer game in Dortmund or partying in Cologne.
You will be studying in the city centre, just a few minutes’ walk from shops, restaurants, coffee shops and bars, as well as cinemas and museums. There is also the Maxipark, a beautiful park for walks and enjoying nature, as well as many other cultural and sports offers. A lot of places in Hamm offer special discounts for students, so don’t be afraid to ask about them.
Going Out in Hamm
A Slightly Different Canteen: "Heinrich"
Our university has a new and wonderful cooperation with the restaurant & coffee bar "Heinrich", which opened next door in the Heinrich-von-Kleist-Forum early in May 2017. For our students and staff this means a 15 % discount on meals and beverages, putting the restaurant at a price point comparable to a canteen. "The cooperation is great, especially for students. And if the SRH students and staff are happy, so am I", says restaurant chef and proprietor Mehdi Shabani.
Bars and Cafes
"Extrablatt", "Enchilada", "Westend", to name but three of the many cafes, bistros, bars and restaurants in Hamm's inner city and within walking distance of the SRH University Hamm. The "mile", where Hamm's nightlife is concentrated, features clubs for every taste, such as the "Pirates" or "Podium". It’s a great place to meet friends and fellow students, to eat, have fun, and dance.
Hamm - a place to meet friends and fellow students, eat, have fun and dance.
Sports and Leisure Time Enjoying Hamm
The city of Hamm offers you many leisure and sporting opportunities. It is regarded as a cycling paradise and one of North Rhine-Westphalia's greenest cities. There are options for many different kinds of hobbies and interests, so that you will find it easy to relax and enjoy yourself during your study time with us.
Cinema: Hamm Cinemaxx
This modern and entirely digital multiplex cinema is only a few hundred meters from the university, directly in the inner city of Hamm. It has about 1,800 seats in seven auditoriums. Features include 3D screenings, regular special film events and even seats that shake and vibrate along with the sound of the movie. For more romantic outings, there are partner seats with foldaway armrests.
Water park: Maximare
The water park in Hamm has received several awards. Visitors can enjoy a roofed 50-m sports pool, an aqua world with wave and experience pools, two event slides (95 m and 92 m), an area for small children, cold/hot pools, and a whirlpool. Also very enjoyable are the 33°C outdoor saline pool and the sauna area measuring about 3,500 m² (indoor and out).
Park: Hamm Maximilianpark
A former mining turned leisure park for young and old.
Climbing park: Kletterpark Hamm
The climbing park in Hamm is still quite new. It offers adventurous climbing between treetops on roughly 15,000 m² in a typical forest atmosphere. The climbing park's highlights include sliding from tree to tree with a surf board 12m above ground and a sleigh ride at a height of 8m. A 600m-long rope slide gives visitors an adrenaline rush.
Water-ski park: Wasserski Hamm
Beginners and experienced water skiers can let themselves be pulled across the water by the modern 5-mast system at just under 30 km/h. There is also a bathing bay with a sandy beach, a generously designed shallow water zone, a sunbathing lawn and two beach volleyball courts.
Sauna and wellness resort: "Gut Sternholz"
The sauna and wellness resort offers an expansive sauna area with rest sections featuring heated waterbeds on a total area of over 50,000 m². The perfect place to find peace and relaxation.
Shopping and relaxing:
Up to 300 of Hamm's 1,000 shops and stores overall are located right in the inner city, with a total sales area of 62,210 m². The 'Allee Center' shopping mall and pedestrian area are both within walking distance of the university.
Zoo: Hamm zoo
Hamm's zoo has seen major investments in recent years, giving the zoo a new look and making it even more enjoyable than before. For more than 80 years, the zoo has welcomed young and old to marvel over more than 550 animals from 80 different species. There is also a petting zoo and a reptile house.
Convention centre: Zentralhallen
The Zentralhallen convention centre in Hamm hosts a great variety of events every year: from well-known comedy acts to "Schlager” (German folk pop) parties to concerts by famous singers and bands.
Forest stage: Waldbühne
Waldbühne Heessen is a modern and renowned open-air theatre with around 1,000 seats. A small stage underneath the outdoor stands is used for performances in winter.
Indulge in cultural pursuits at the Gustav-Lübcke-Museum, in the direct vicinity of the university. The exhibits range from ancient Egypt to the history of Hamm to applied arts and the art of the 20th century. The museum was reconceived in 2015 and now offers experiential spaces for every target group. A hands-on station invites participation and a modern multimedia guide accompanies visitors on their tour of an exhibition area measuring about 4,000 m².