For those of you looking for a break from all the research and studying, there are several sports facilities available within and outside the University. The Hochschulsport Göttingen offers a wide range of disciplines for students and employees of the University and the Max Planck Institutes. Information and programs are available in a booklet called Seitenwechsel (available at the Zentrale Einrichtung für den allgemeinen Hochschulsport, Sprangerweg 2) and on the internet.
The city of Göttingen administers swimming pools, tennis courts and other sports facilities which can be used by private individuals as well as by clubs and schools.
Many kinds of sports are organized in clubs. Sports clubs usually charge a monthly fee – reduced for students – and make membership over a specified amount of time mandatory.