Culture & Recreation

» Campus tours
» Choirs and orchestras
» University sports
» University Archive
» University collections


Campus Tours

Rediscover special locations, explore the history of the construction and development of the Gutenberg Campus, experience nature, find out more about large research facilities and much more... There are many different theme-based campus tours. The choices include:

» Guided campus tour with the 'Geography for Everybody' society' (German)

Please ask about the campus tour (fee charged).

» Tours and events in the Botanic Garden

Gutenberg alumni also can take part in enchanting evening tours on request (fee charged).


Choirs and orchestras

Sing or play in the various ensembles of the long-established Collegium musicum directed by Professor Felix Koch:

» Collegium musicum (German)

The Orchestral Academy of the Collegium musicum also offers Gutenberg alumni instrument lessons at reduced prices depending on available capacities. Contact the administration office of the Collegium musicum for more information ( ) !    

UniVoices, the Jazz Choir at JGU, is jointly run by the Mainz School of Music and the Center for Continuing Education. The choir's conductor is Regina Klein. Gutenberg alumni do not have to pay membership fees!

» UniVoices (German)


The Mainz Medical Orchestra is composed of music enthusiasts among the students and employees at the Mainz University Medical Center and other faculties. Gutenberg alumni are more than welcome to join! The orchestra is conducted by Thomas Hopp

» Mainz Medical Orchestra (German)


University sports

Join us for your workout: members of the Verein zur Förderung des Hochschulsports e.V can participate in general university sports and in a large number of university sports events. For more information, please go to the General University Sports website:

» General University Sports Website (German)


University Archive

Find your university calendars, read interviews from the time following the reopening of JGU in 1946, search the university annals, or simply browse historic material on the university – click here to access the digital resources in the JGU archive:

» Travel back in time using the university archive (German)


University Collections

Did you know that JGU is home to more than thirty collections on various themes? They provide the opportunity for applied research in that they hold important objects that have an instructional, academic and historic use as well as some very high-quality valuable items. Discover the hidden treasures! Tours can be arranged on request.
A number of collections have already been profiled in our JGU Magazine – read more here --»


» University Collections (German)