If you are in Germany it’s well worth getting a ticket for a local soccer match. Matches take place each year from around September to May, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities.
The first step is to get yourself a ticket, and the best way to do so is via the club websites. Find a match near you by Googling the fixture list, then click through to the home team website. You should be able to buy tickets online a month or so before the match, so you can plan the rest of your experience.
Once that is done, sort out some accommodation in the city so you have enough time to soak up the atmosphere. German soccer traditions are the stuff of folklore, and you will want to be around the city center on the day of the match to watch thousands of fans come together to sing and drink beer.
It’s a good idea to wear the colors of the home team on the day so you can get into the spirit of things. However, don’t worry if you only have the away team colors as confrontations between rival fans are rare in Germany.
You will need to wrap up warm in the winter months and be prepared to stand up if you have bought a cheap standing ticket. Get to the ground early to have a couple of drinks before the game, and make sure to try some of the local food on sale.
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