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German passion for soccer: far beyond 90 Minutes

written by
Natasha Machado
4/6/2024
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Soccer isn't just a sport in Germany — it's a national obsession that unites people from all walks of life. From the packed Bundesliga stadiums to vibrant local bars, a passion for the game permeates every aspect of German culture. As an international student, immersing yourself in that fervent devotion is an invaluable way to connect with your new home and make lasting friendships.

Experiencing the thrill in the stadiums

Watching a live soccer match in Germany is a unique experience. The electric energy of the crowd, the deafening chants and the feeling of camaraderie create a truly magical atmosphere. Whether you root for a Bundesliga team or support your local club, participating in a game is an opportunity to feel part of something bigger.

Here are some tips for making the most of it while you Study and Work in Germany:

• Wear the colors of your team and join the fans' songs and songs

• Arrive early to soak up the atmosphere and explore the facilities

• Try traditional stadium snacks like bratwurst and bretzel

• Stay to the end regardless of the score - the true spirit of soccer lies in supporting your team through good times and bad

Whether celebrating a win or mourning a loss, you'll form bonds with your fellow fans that transcend language and culture.

Enjoying the game with friends

For many Germans, watching soccer is as important a social activity as the game itself. Sports bars and pubs across the country are packed on game days, with fans gathering to cheer, celebrate, and celebrate together.

Even if you can't make it to the stadium, attending a public exhibition event offers an authentic taste of the German passion for soccer. Here are some tips for finding the perfect location:

1. Look for bars decorated by your team or with a large number of fans

2. Check social media for events organized by fan groups

3. Ask classmates or roommates where they like to watch games

4. Look for public spaces, such as squares or parks, that can host large viewing events for important matches.

Whether you're surrounded by dozens or thousands of other fans, sharing the experience of watching a match creates an instant sense of community and belonging.

Emotional rollercoaster of cheering

 

Supporting a soccer team in Germany is an emotional commitment. With promotions and demotions decided in the intense final rounds of the season, each game carries tremendous weight. For international students, diving into this journey of ups and downs can be a roller coaster ride.

Take Gordon, a Hertha BSC Berlin fan, for example. Even as his team faced possible relegation, he traveled across the country to support them in what could have been their last Bundesliga match. Although the result was not what he expected, the experience of cheering alongside thousands of other dedicated Hertha fans was unforgettable.

As an international student, you can find yourself adopting the local team as your own, riding the same emotional roller coaster every season. Whether your team wins the title or fights against relegation, the shared journey of cheering will create memories and friendships that will last well beyond 90 minutes of play.

Immerse yourself in Germany's obsession with soccer

Experiencing Germany's passion for soccer up close is an essential part of truly engaging with the country's culture. Whether you're a long-time fan of the sport or a curious newcomer, participating in the fervor surrounding the beloved national sport offers countless opportunities to connect, learn, and grow.

Be Easy

Ready to kick off your own German soccer adventure? The team of Be Easy Exchange is here to help. With years of experience helping international students to settle in Germany, we offer personalized support and guidance to make your transition as smooth and enjoyable as possible. From getting tickets for matches to finding the best local sports bar to watch the game, we're here to help you make the most of your experience. Get in touch today and get ready to leave for Germany!

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