Attractivefootball, a fast game, plenty of variety, full stadiums and a colourful fan culture – that’s what makes the Bundesliga so fascinating. Just a few years ago, it was considered too static, comparatively backward and no match for Europe’s best. Now it has joined the ranks of the world’s strongest leagues.
"Wasserwandern" is the German term for touring by water, traveling by canoe or a kayak along the designated waterways of multiple connected lakes or rivers. Rest areas, campgrounds and even restaurants are sometimes scattered along the route.
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn held his first public gymnastics instruction at the Hasenheide park in Berlin in June 1811. This marked the birth of the German gymnastics movement, whose mission involved sport as well as politics. His followers introduced gymnastics in the US.
Gymnastics in Germany
In 148 matches across five FIFA Women's World Cups™ to date, 539 goals have been scored - some more spectacular than others. Impressive solo runs, phenomenal long-distance strikes and flowing moves capped by tidy finishes are becoming ever more prevalent in the women's game.
What's the best goal you've seen in women's football?
It stands for fairness, tolerance and peaceful competition: International Sports Promotion of the Federal Foreign Office is a global success story and one example of how sport can build bridges across linguistic, political and cultural divides.
Sport without Borders
Year What happened?
2000 For the fifth time in a row the dressage team wins at the Olympic Games in Sydney.
2001 Jutta Kleinschmidt is the first woman to win the Paris Dakar Rally.
Highlights of German Sports 2000-2010