Students in the large beer garden of the legendary bar district Bermudadreieck
The legendary bar district Bermudadreieck is lined with pubs, bars and clubs.

"Off Campus" - Student Life in Bochum

The feel-good factor for students is high in Bochum, as the city has a lot to offer: a huge selection of arts and cultural events in all imaginable facets – from renowned to alternative.

Individuality and Charme

The unique “Ruhrpott” charm is particularly striking at former industrial premises that have been transformed into cultural sites to celebrate the past and the future of Ruhr. Situated in Westpark, Jahrhunderthalle is one of the best examples of successful transition in Bochum – a venue that annually hosts Ruhrtriennale, the Ruhr metropolis’ arts festival, and Extraschicht, the night of industrial culture.

Pub scene

Vibrant night life and a thriving pub culture prove that Bochum is a dyed-in-the-wool student town with a long tradition. Students love to hang out in the legendary pub district Bermudadreieck. Those who wish to discover a new pub off the beaten track take advantage of the UniverCity tour: students show their peers who have recently arrived in Bochum around the best places in the city. Students who prefer to explore on their own can download the online map of the tour.

Getting to know Bochum and the Ruhr metropolis

In the heart of Ruhr, leisure activities of any kind are within easy reach. Nature, sightseeing, nightlife, shopping, art and culture, as well as numerous events – there is a lot to explore around the Ruhr metropolis.

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