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
July 4, 2024, 2:00-5:00 pm

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)

They take place at the following times and last approximately 15 minutes:

2:30 pm | 3 pm | 3:30 pm | 4 pm

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.

Here you can take a look back at what you have achieved: Challenges mastered, daring leaps, mountains climbed, goals achieved, proud moments. You highlight what you have accomplished and put the spotlight on your skills and strengths as well as people and circumstances that were helpful. Let's celebrate what you've achieved!

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 

© Bernadett Yehdou


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

2:30 pm in german
4:30 pm in english

© 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.

3:30 pm in german

© 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.

2:45 pm and 3:45 pm both in german

© Felix Wesch

Activity Bike / Manual Trainer

The Activity Bike contains boules games, juggling plates, juggling balls and much more. With the Manual Trainer you can practise the mountain bike manual.

2:00-5:00 pm

© 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 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
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Lea Jenkner

Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service

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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