When you think of a football road trip to Germany, you think of the Bundesliga and its incredible atmospheres. Not only does Germany boast some of the best stadiums in the world but they also have some of the most passionate supporters in football. With that passion comes unbelievable atmospheres, and an unforgettable experience for any travelling football fans. What are the best footballing atmospheres in Germany? Here is our list:
1. Borussia Dortmund – Signal Iduna Park
Usually named in many lists of the world’s best footballing atmospheres, Dortmund’s home fits 81,360 passionate supporters emblazoned in their famous yellow and black colours. Anyone who has ever visited Dortmund will always take away with them the spine-tingling passion of the “yellow wall”. 24,454 fans transform the largest freestanding terrace in Europe into a wall of black and yellow flags and banners to support their team. Current Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp cried when he waved goodbye to the Dortmund fans in 2015. It is a must-see experience for every football fan.
2. Bayern Munich & TSV 1860 Munich – Allianz Arena
At the Allianz Arena, you get a purpose-built modern football stadium that was designed to create an incredible atmosphere. Bayern fans have been spoilt with success in recent years, so the crowd in there is more in expectation of victories rather than needing to be the 12th man. However, the beauty of the Allianz Arena is that there are two teams who call it home. For a different type of atmosphere, third tier side 1860 Munich have an incredibly passionate support, who create quite a noise at home matches.
3. Schalke – Veltins Arena
Any stadium with a retractable roof can create a cauldron-like atmosphere inside. Schalke’s 62,271 strong Veltins Arena is a sea of blue and white every single week, even during bad spells. The noise they generate is something to behold, especially when a Ruhr derby takes place against Dortmund or Bochum. The fans are also properly fuelled, with a 3 mile beer pipeline running throughout the stadium.
4. Borussia Monchengladbach – Borussia-Park
Housing some of the most die-hard supporters in Germany, the Borussia-Park holds 54,000 supporters every home game. Its fans not only place their passion in the terraces but also in decisions about the club. Monchengladbach fans dictated that the stadium had to be built with standing areas for at least 15,000 of its capacity. The standing areas are the focal point for the wall of noise you’ll experience here.
5. Hamburg – Volksparkstadion
When it comes to passion for a football club, Hamburg bring it in their droves quite literally on match day. The Volksparkstadion is based at the outskirts of the city rather than in the centre like most grounds. Their 57,000 seater stadium is a UEFA Elite ground because of its incredible facilities, but most remember the noise that reverberates around this fantastic arena.
6. Eintracht Frankfurt – Commerzbank Arena
Frankfurt’s impressive 51,500 seater stadium has the largest retractable roof of its kind in the world. Because of its sheer size, the noise created by their supports bounces right back around the area during those bad weather days. With a huge video cube situated in the middle ensuring nobody misses anything, fans have an experience to remember at the Commerzbank Arena.
7. St Pauli – Millerntor Stadion
St Pauli are considered the world’s favourite cult club and are on everybody’s recommended list of football teams to watch. Their fans are considered anarchists in terms of how they support their team, but not in a violent way. Their supporters like to make their home games feel like a genuine event rather than just another league game. You will experience the usual football chants about their team, but St Pauli fans will also sing about current political issues as well. They also love their rock music too. You can expect the likes of AC/DC and Motorhead over the tannoys to fire up the crowd.
Football Road Trips have a selection of packages that will take you to the best atmospheres German football has to offer. We also visit Belgium, France and Holland as well! Plan your next European football away day for a birthday, stag do or corporate event by getting in touch with us today!