Celebrate what you’ve achieved and power up for what’s left
Your Mid-Study Event


Made it halfway through your studies? Great! Come along to the Bergfest, refuel at the food truck, enjoy a free soft drink, relax with a yoga session and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Botanic Garden.

Make use of the empowerment stations, stroll along the poster walk, learn some relaxation techniques and visit the “advice market” for tips on spending time abroad or the topic of careers guidance.

We want the Bergfest to be an occasion where everyone can celebrate together and gear themselves up for the rest of their studies.

When, where, who

Date and time
The next Bergfest is expected to take place in the summer of 2024.

Botanic Garden, Mediterranean House, Cold House and on various meadows. Please use the entrance Meckenheimer Allee.

Admission is free.
No registration is required.
Please show your student ID at the entrance.

Target group
The Bergfest is intended for students (bachelor’s, master’s, state examination, doctoral students) who are halfway through their degree program (from the 2nd/ 3rd semester onwards).

Impressions from the Bergfest 2023

Bergfest Uni Bonn


The Bergfest will be opened with a speech by Prof. Dr. Klaus Sandman, the Vice Rector for Learning, Teaching and University Development. Afterwards, you can get information and advice from the stalls run by the various central service points and counseling services, reflect on where you are with your studies, and acquire new skills at the empowerment stations. 

And, if you fancy chilling out or getting active, why not take part in the sport sessions organized by University Sports? Meanwhile, the poster walk will give you information and tips on study skills. Alternatively, you can relax and chat to fellow students over snacks and drinks on comfy sun loungers or the Botanic Garden lawns.

Bergfest Botanischer Garten
© ZSB | Uni Bonn

Empowerment stations (in german)

Fed up with self-doubt and constant self-criticism? In this brief self-reflection session, we want to encourage you to see things from a different angle for once and view yourself in a friendly and appreciative light. This will allow you to tackle the next steps in your studies with renewed vigor.

Tired? Stressed? Finding it hard to think straight? The SmartBreak exercises can help you recharge your batteries, take a few deep breaths and improve your attention span (for your next module, for instance).

Ever stopped to wonder what you’ve actually already learned? Where you currently are with your studies, or what you’ve been good at so far? Or maybe something might just occur to you that you could improve on or learn more about? Are there any obstacles in your (academic) path? If you’ve ever asked yourself one of these questions and would like to find out about a tool that can help you tackle them and, most importantly, come up with potential answers and solutions, then you’re warmly invited to “SWOT or what?.” Using a SWOT analysis, we want to address these and similar questions and perhaps take the first step toward finding some possible answers.

Do you have an unwelcome trait or habit that you’d like to tone down or be rid of completely? Here at the “swapmeet,” you’ll have the opportunity to sell them to other participants or exchange them for other traits in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

You’ll see that supposedly bad habits or useless traits can have their benefits and be intriguing and useful for someone else.

A decision has to be made, but it's hard to weigh it up: Should I listen to my gut or rather follow my reason? Perhaps a small method can help and help to make a coherent decision; try it for yourself!

With the aid of a short exercise, we’ll sit down together and go through one of the ways of approaching the question of what qualities make someone stand out in particular. By way of a little spoiler: there’s a lot we can get out of what we (like to) do!

Sport sessions (in german)

© Bernadett Yehdou


Join in with a yoga class on one of the lawns lasting around half an hour.

© Felix Wesch


Guided by an instructor, you’ll have the opportunity to try out relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation and autogenic training in the open air.

© Volker Lannert

Break time express

The break time express features exercises on mobilization, strengthening, stretching and relaxation. Each mini-session lasts 10 to 15 minutes and takes place on one of the lawns.

© Felix Wesch

Activity Bike

Different active games like boule, frisbee, badminton, Roundnet and many more are welcome to play on the lawns.

© Felix Wesch

Poster walk

At the Bergfest poster walk, we present you techniques and hacks for dealing with challenging study requirements and future orientation on informative posters. You can stop by here at any time to learn more on your own. If you have any questions, just come to the neighboring counseling market.

Here you can download all posters of the Bergfest 2023 in English and German:

Food and drink

The pizza truck will be serving vegetarian and vegan pizza slices to take care of rumbling stomachs.*

Anyone who gets thirsty can refresh themselves with a chilled, non-alcoholic drink.*

The food and drink is free of charge.

*While supplies last.

© Felix Wesch

Contact and Organisation

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Theresa Fabian

Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service

+49 228 73-7921

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Lea Jenkner

Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service

+49 228 73-5028

Information on filming and photography

During the Bergfest, the University of Bonn arranges for photographs to be taken and filming to be done. This will be published online, in printed media and on social media channels for the purpose of promoting its activities. By taking part in the Bergfest, participants consent to being photographed and filmed as well as to the associated material being stored and published. Please speak to our photographers and filming team on site if you do not wish to be photographed or filmed.

© Next Career

The University of Bonn receives funding from the state-wide flagship project “Studienaussteiger*innen NRW – Next Career” (“NRW Graduates—Next Career”).

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