Berlin Football Weekends organises trips to Germany’s capital city for groups of football fans that want to take in a number of games and grounds across all levels of German football. Berlin is often overlooked when it comes to footballing tradition, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The city is home to in excess of 50 teams playing in the top 7 tiers of the German football pyramid, meaning you’re often able to watch up to 5 games each weekend.
And not many European cities can match Berlin when it comes to the number of bars, breweries, clubs, restaurants and places of cultural interest on offer, for when you’re between games…Berlin has everything you could want from a weekend city break.
Berlin Football Weekends is run by football enthusiasts with a passion for the game at all levels, who are also highly experienced in the organisation of group travel on a professional level. Whilst in Berlin you will have a Berlin-based, English-speaking guide who will be there to take you from ground to ground, and show you all the bars and places that normally tourists wouldn’t know about.
“The football culture in Berlin is like no other city in the world, seemingly divided and united at the same time, where there are things more important than red versus blue.” (Source: These Football Times)
The political history of Berlin has shaped the football culture of the city. With Germany’s football power residing in the west and the south of the country, it’s largely considered that a city of the size and importance of Berlin is poorly represented in footballing terms within Germany, never mind on a wider European stage. And whilst that may be true, dig a little deeper into the lower leagues, and there is a rich history to be found.
As with everything in Berlin, the footballing landscape is rapidly changing. Hertha and Union are currently battling it out in the Bundesliga to become the city’s top dogs, but behind them is an ever-evolving cast of would-be challengers. There are former giants that have fallen down the ladder (Tennis Borussia & BFC Dynamo), numerous teams founded by ethnic minorities (Berliner AK 07, Türkiyemspor Berlin, TuS Makkabi, FC Polonia, SD Croatia), and a multitude of other local teams each with their own colourful history (FC Viktoria 1889, SV Lichtenberg 47, Blau-Weiß 1890 Berlin, SV Tasmania Berlin). Berlin is also home to Germany’s oldest still active club – BFC Germania 1888.
As well as on average being able to attend up to 5 games over a weekend, we can also arrange a number of other activities:
Wherever you are travelling from, Berlin is easy (and mostly cheap) to reach. Currently served by two airports (with a new one in the pipeline), many airlines, including budget options EasyJet & Ryanair, fly to Berlin. And with an excellent public transport system, it’s easy to jump from game to game.
Berlin offers a wide variety of accommodation options – from hostels to apartments & luxury hotels, whatever suits your budget. The packages we offer are flexible and can be catered exactly to your needs and requirements.