Athlete? Fan of the outdoors?
We have beautiful, green surroundings — every outdoor option begins practically at your front door. Whether you like to run, climb, race your bike or ride trails, whatever, you'll find kindred spirits among us right away.
All around Göttingen and up into the Harz mountains, a first-class cycle racing area awaits you. From the first days of spring, the number of racing cyclists in the region climbs to a Mallorca-like level when half of Göttingen trains for the major Tour d’Energie, the first race of the German Cycling Cup. Kappa’s team is there, of course; you'll find traning partners en masse among us!
Gorgeous trails begin barely 100 meters from Kappa in the Göttingen forest, some parts naturally secret. We'll take you along.
The hiking areas of the Harz, Weser mountains, Solling, and the “fairy tale land” of the Reinhard Forest are all within driving distance, fantastic premium hiking trails even closer. For “extreme” hikers, the Göttingen Brocken Climb allows a few hundred participants once each year to conquer the 87 kilometers in two days. Tales of suffering and heroics can be found in Team :)
Göttingen has a fantastic climbing hall in the RoXx, there also is the new BiG only for Bouldering and there are natural cliffs outside of town. A couple of Kappa people know their way around.
Göttingen has a lovely leisure pool, the “Eiswiese” with a dream of a sauna garden and fast slides. In the summer, several outdoor pools and lakes in the countryside tempt visitors as well. In the Saline Luise Hall bath house, one can float in warm natural brine — extremely beneficial for one’s health.
Two beautiful golf courses, the renowned Golf Club Hardenberg e.V. and the Golfclub Rittergut Rothenberger Haus near Duderstadt, are both 30 minutes away by car and offer many possibilities for members and externals of all levels.
Other types of sports
Thanks to the University’s Sport Center and to diverse sport clubs, there is a very broad offering of sports activities for everyone and fellow enthusiasts to boot. Göttingen, incidentally, is a defending champion in basketball and standard formation ballroom dance at the Bundesliga level. Both with passionate support.
Regional sporting events
We have teams in all the regional sporting events, such as the Altstadtlauf, the great Tour d’Energie bicycle race, the triathlon and, most recently, the Great Barrier Run. Reinforcements are accepted with great excitement! Our battle cry: Kamera läuft — Camera’s running“.
Try the new World of Jumpers in Göttingen or the new NeonGolf (blacklight crazy golf), laser tag and much more.
Not interested in sports?
You too are in the best of company here with us; of course there are plenty of colleagues who get their fill of athletic challenge on Kappa Hiking Day. Or who would rather participate in E-sports. Or music.