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A sporting paradise

Krems offers a wide range of sports and leisure activities, with the nearby Danube cycle route, the Badearena swimming pool, Sporthalle Krems and a huge range of sports clubs. 

(c) Wiener Ruderclub Pirat

From rowing to volleyball and running to cycling – click here for a list of the clubs and associations based in Krems (German only).

Regional events such as the Wachau Marathon attract hundreds of running enthusiasts each year. The City Run Krems, which starts and finishes at Campus Krems, is another highlight on the regional running calendar (website only available in German). Athletes from local running clubs and across the region take part, and the town’s universities are also represented with teams made up of students, lecturers and other staff members. The course takes in the town centre and the old town, and the spectators are close to the action all along the route.

University Sports Institute Krems (USI)

Campus Sport changes into University Sports Institute Krems (USI). USI offers students and staff based at one of the Universities of Krems a wide range of courses and events, as well as discounts at many sports and recreation facilities. Taking part in one of the comprehensive range of courses is the ideal way to keep fit and unwind after a busy day of work or studying.

Logo Universitätssport Institut USI



USI courses cover eight different areas: recreation, dance, aerobics and fitness, ball sports, outdoor sport, water sports, family activities and martial arts. From aikido to Zumba, there are 60 different activities to keep you in shape right through the year.

You can register for courses at any time using the form provided (German only). The form can be submitted:

  • by post to University Sports Institute Krems, Donau-Universität Krems, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30, 3500 Krems,
  • by e-mail at , or
  • using the USI postbox on the basement level in the Danube University main building.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Late registration is possible at any time, provided there are still places available on the course in question.


You can find cost details in the course list. The prices shown are for the whole semester. Students and staff receive a 20% discount on the published prices.

Join the KL football team, the "KL Panthers"! Be a player or just an enthusiastic fan, all are welcome to have fun!

Facebook: KL Panthers

The Pink Panthers are the KL’s all-girls volleyball team! Founded in October of 2019, we are a team representing the university composed of motivated players with varying degrees of experience. We meet once a week, practicing different techniques and improving our game with the goal of competing in competitions in the near future.

If you’re interested, check out our Instagram-page, or write us an email to join in on the fun!


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