Football and Carnival – Bring it on!

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.

Signal Iduna Park, the old Westfalenstadion, where Borussia Dortmund plays its home matches

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