Category Archives: Germany

Würzburg 0 Fortuna Düsseldorf 0

Würzburg Kickers 0 Fortuna Düsseldorf 0 (4th Dec 2016) The last leg of my German weekend saw me dip in Northern Bavaria, setting off early to be able to have a few hours wandering around the centre of Würzburg, of … Continue reading

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Hoffenheim 4 FC Köln 0

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 4 FC Köln 0 (3rd Dec 2016) I’ve seen a fair few football grounds from the window of a plane, but Hoffenheim’s is the first I’ve seen from the windows of Concorde. True, Concorde wasn’t actually flying at … Continue reading

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Karlsruher 1 Greuther Fürth 2

Karlsruher SC 1 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 2 (2nd Dec 2016) There was a time when most German grounds seemed to be like Karlsruher’s Wildparkstadion. I remember buying Simon Inglis’ Football Grounds of Europe book circa 1990, as seeing how most in … Continue reading

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Bayer Leverkusen 5 Borussia Mönchengladbach 0

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 5 Borussia Mönchengladbach 0 (12th December 2015) A day that started with me taking in a match 40 miles north in Oberhausen, and would end in a Düsseldorf bar with pretty barmaids and ceiling completely covered in … Continue reading

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Rot-Weiss Oberhausen 0 Viktoria Köln 3

Rot-Weiss Oberhausen 0 Viktoria Köln 3 (12th December 2015) There can’t be too many tourists who visit Oberhausen. Obviously I wasn’t there for the Gasometer, converted into an exhibition space (shut) or even the New Centre and its Christmas market, … Continue reading

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Bochum 4 Paderborn 0

Bochum 4 Paderborn 0 (11th December 2015)  As much as I enjoyed by first visit to Bochum, a couple of years ago, I wasn’t planning a return so soon. However, something of a gamble on a German weekend before the … Continue reading

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FSV Frankfurt 2 Nürnberg 1

FSV Frankfurt 2 Nürnberg 1 (8th Feb 2015) I’ve seen three games in Frankfurt, but never seen Eintracht Frankfurt play, having only seen internationals at the city’s main stadium. This would be my fourth game in the city, and I still … Continue reading

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Mainz 0 Berlin 2

Mainz 05 0 Hertha Berlin 2 (7th Feb 2015) The very first foreign football match I intended to see was a game at Mainz. Back in the very early 1990s, Reading were due to go on a pre-season tour of … Continue reading

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Rot-Weiss Ahlen 1 Erkenschwick 4

Rot-Weiss Ahlen 1 Erkenschwick 4 (1st December 2013) I had planned to have a leisurely Sunday afternoon in Ahlen, walking round the town centre, perhaps finding a nice restaurant or pub for a meal, and then strolling down to the … Continue reading

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Schalke 3 Stuttgart 0

Schalke 04 3 VfB Stuttgart 0 (30th November 2013) There’s something special about the first glimpse of the inside of a stadium. Being a completely enclosed stadium, there’s no chance of that at the Veltins Arena until you are right … Continue reading

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