Deutsches Studentenheim (DSH)
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Deutsche Studentenheim – simply known as “the Breul” by current and former residents – has been in existence since 1928 and is one of the oldest student residences in Münster. The residence is located at the edge of the historical centre, on the promenade. All of the university facilities are within easy reach. The Catholic church have been responsible for sponsoring the residence from the very start. In the chronicle it states that construction of Deutsche Studentenheim in the 1920s was funded by the imperial government in Berlin at the time. It was this huge official state funding that gave the residence the name it has today.
The Diocese of Münster has decided that a new building should be built on the site of the Deutsches Studentenheim or that the building should be converted for other purposes from 2025. However, the plans have been postponed for some time. It is currently planned that “der Breul” will continue to be operated as a student residence at least until the end of the 2024 summer semester.
Students who are interested in the Deutsches Studentenheim can therefore safely assume that they will be able to spend two more semesters there from the 2023/2024 winter semester.
The students themselves are responsible for lots of aspects of communal living. Alongside religious events, student representatives organise a wide-ranging programme of sporting, cultural and arts activities. In this area, a lot depends on the commitment and initiative of the residents. The Breul motto is:
Officium meum est pontificum – my purpose is to build bridges
Anyone that wants to build bridges must know the land on which he is building and where he wants the bridge to start and finish. Deutsche Studentenheim is a student residence under Catholic sponsorship and aims to offer students a home-from-home environment during their time at university in Münster. As a place of encounters, education and community, we try to build bridges between different spheres of life and strengthen Christian belief through communal living.