Female athlete doing an exercise Copyright: © HSZ Walter

Orienteering combines physical exercising in nature with mental performance - an ideal balance to the daily study routine. In orienteering, several control points, or CP for short, are approached on the terrain one after the other with the help of a map and a compass. The locations of these CPs are marked on a special orienteering map. Usually, the CPs are connected to form a path and must be approached in the specified order. The goal of orienteering is to complete the entire path in the fastest time.



Elke Bernhard




Basic Information

Sports Facilities

Stadium Königshügel, Aachener Wald, Preuswald, Lousberg, Melaten (Physics Center)

The meeting points will be announced at the end of each course unit for the next course unit.


We recommend wearing good and suitable running shoes and appropriate clothing for all weather conditions and the respective terrain.

Compasses will be provided for the Level 1 course, but for the advanced runs each participant should have their own compass.


Course Cancellations and Facility Closures

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