Thursday, 1 November 2012

A glorious weekend of German football

I had my first taste of live German football this weekend, with three games in three days including fixtures at Cologne, Bielefeld and Hannover. To say it was a fun trip would be a huge understatement.

I've blogged about it in detail over at Bundesliga Lounge, a cracking site that's well worth bookmarking.

You can read the piece here. Enjoy!

Below are a few photos that there wasn't room for on the blog.

FC Koln's magnificent RheinEnergieStadion
at dusk, just as the famous towers light up

Arminia Bielefeld's hardcore support on the terrace at Schüco Arena

Robert Enke's old Hannover 96 jersey
in the supporters' bar near AWD-Arena

Tasty, delicious wurst. Mmmm...

What a matchday experience a trip to the AWD-Arena offers

Hannover's Jan Schlaudraff (No13) pictured alongside
talented Gladbach playmaker Patrick Herrmann (No7)

Also, many thanks to everyone who's given the blog a mention on Twitter. Seems to have been quite well received, which is nice. Perhaps I'll have another bash at a travelogue style piece in future.


Sportingly Better said...

How much do you think that the support and passion and huge stadiums have to do with the legalities for fan ownership and being a part of it.

I was one of many who brought shares in Real Oviedo recently and always keep an eye out for their results.

I think I need to time my trip for some Bundesliga action with Octoberfest!

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