Sports and spare time enjoy the city of Hamm
The city of Hamm offers you many leisure options as a student. Hamm is sporty, regarded as a cycling paradise and one of North Rhine-Westphalia's greenest cities.
You will find many recreation options here, enabling you to make your studies in Hamm even more relaxed.
cinema: Hamm Cineplex
This modern and entirely digital multiplex cinema is only a few hundred meters away from the university, directly in the inner city of Hamm, and offers approximately 1,800 seats in seven auditoriums. It features 3D screenings, regular special film events and even seats that shake and vibrate along with the sound of the respective movie. If you like it more romantic, however, you can always opt for the partner seats with foldaway armrest.
park: Hamm Maximilianpark
A former pit site turned into a leisure park for young and old.
water park: Maximare
The water park in Hamm has garnered many awards already. Its 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. Not to forget the 33°C outdoor saline pool and sauna area measuring approximately 3,500 m² (indoor and out).
zoo: Hamm zoo
Hamm's zoo has seen major investments in recent years. Now the facility shines in a new look and offers plenty of quality of stay. For more than 80 years now, here young and old have been able to visit and encounter over 550 animals from 80 species. In addition to this, 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 renowned artists presenting comedy programs via "Schlager" parties through to concert appearances by famous singers.
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.
Culture is available at the Gustav-Lübcke-Museum, in the direct vicinity of the university. The exhibits range from ancient Egypt via the archaeology of the city's history through 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 involvement and a modern multimedia guide will accompany visitors on their tour of an exhibition area measuring approximately 4,000 m².
sauna and wellness resort: "Gut Sternholz"
The sauna and wellness resort offers an expansive sauna area with rest sections featuring heated waterbeds on over 50,000 m² in total. The perfect place to find peace and relaxation.
The climbing park in Hamm is still quite young. It offers adventurous climbing between the treetops on roughly 15,000 m² in a typical forest atmosphere. The climbing park's highlights: sliding from tree to tree with a surf board 12 m up in the air, or a sleigh ride at a height of 8 m. A 600 m-long rope slide provides for an adrenaline rush.
Beginners and experienced water skiers can have themselves pulled across the water by the modern 5-mast system here at just under 30 km/h. There is also a bathing bay with sandy beach, a generously designed shallow water zone, a sunbathing lawn and two beach volleyball courts.
shopping and relaxing
Up to 300 of Hamm's 1,000 enterprises overall are located right in the inner city, with a total sales area of 62,210 m².
The "Allee Center" shopping mall and pedestrian precinct are both within walking distance, in the direct vicinity of the university.