Recreation, sports and culture - Students in Münster have a wealth of leisure activities to choose from.
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Prof. Traugott Roser travelled the old Way of St. James for four and a half weeks. In every place they pass through, pilgrims get their pilgrim passport stamped. This means that, at the end of their journey, they can prove that they have indeed completed the Way in order to receive their official pilgrim’s certificate. The scallop is the most important sign by which the pilgrims can be recognised.<address>© WWU - MünsterView</address>
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"Every pilgrim cries at some point – for joy"

Prof. Traugott Roser from the Faculty of Protestant Theology spent four and a half weeks hiking across Northern Spain on the "Camino Francés", following the old pilgrim’s route of St. James. In a guest article in the University newspaper wissen|leben he reports on his experiences.

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Students and researchers at the University of Münster can enrol in University Sports courses. With about 150 types of sports to choose from, there is something for everyone. You can also participate in one of the many sports clubs in Münster.

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Arts and culture

When the Skulptur.Projekte exhibition is held every ten years in Münster, the city’s cultural life becomes the focus of attention worldwide. But even without this there is a wide range of culture on offer, with museums, theatres, cinemas and music.

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University clubs

At the University of Münster there are numerous clubs and groups that students and staff can get involved in, not to mention various international student groups and religious communities.

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Whether by train or by plane – Münster is easy to reach. In and around town, residents typically use their bicycles.