There are two things which are really big in Germany’s Rhine- and Ruhr area: Soccer and and the annual carnival. Last weekend we got to enjoy both.
Four of the big Bundesliga clubs can be found in the area: Borussia Dortmund, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Mönchengladbach have their football arenas so close to each other that you can literally take the tram to commute between them. If you add the 2. Bundesliga, you get even more clubs, among them 1. FC Köln, Vfl Bochum and Fortuna Düsseldorf. Continue reading