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University sports

The Goethe University’s sports centre has a wide-ranging sports programme for every semester. Not only is this a great opportunity to get to know students from other faculties, it is also cheap: standard classes cost only €10 per semester. Prior to the start of each semester, you can find an overview of all classes on offer.

Here you can also book one or several classes. You type in your account details and receive a registration confirmation, which you have to print and bring to every class together with your Goethe Card. For more information, go here.

Finding a club

No matter whether you want to take sports to a professional level, just want to stay fit, or find new friends: in Frankfurt, you are sure to find the right sports opportunity. Germany has a long tradition of clubs for every sports discipline (and other activities). Here you can look for clubs for your sport in your neighbourhood.

Fitness centres and gyms

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If you want to do sports as often and whenever you like, you can register with one of Frankfurt’s many fitness centres. What they offer varies considerably. If you have some gym experience and don’t need intensive support, a personal training plan or a wide-ranging offer of classes, you can register with one of the cheaper gyms. If you are a complete beginner, or want support from a trainer and some variety in your exercises, you might want to invest a little more money. Some gyms also offer various options for different prices, and often there are special deals for students. If you’re unsure, just ask for a free test and enquire about prices and products, online or when you’re there! The best-known fitness centres in Germany are McFit, Fitnessfirst and Fitseveneleven. There are also many smaller gyms which do not belong to any chain.