Germany 10 Day Soccer Tour Itinerary
Today we depart on our soccer adventure to Germany. The next 10 days will offer an amazing opportunity to travel the world, compete internationally in soccer, and learn about German Football. Sit back, get some rest and enjoy the in-flight service. Tomorrow we arrive in Berlin, Germany!
Upon our arrival we are welcomed by our German tour guide and begin with an orientation sightseeing tour through the reunified German capital, Berlin. This tour will highlight Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church, the German parliament “Reichstag”, Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, and Checkpoint Charlie. Later this afternoon our team will take part in a training session as we prepare for our upcoming friendly games.
Today we visit the famous Olympic Stadium, constructed for the Olympic Games in 1936 and the traditional stage for the German soccer cup final. Also view the featured stadium chapel available since the 2006 World Championship. Next we travel to the Ruhr area, the most important German industrial area and the “heart” of German soccer for many fans. Here we find many Bundesliga (premier league) soccer clubs and enthusiastic fans. Enjoy a tour of Borusseum, the museum of the local soccer club Borussia Dortmund before returning to our hotel for a pre-game meal and time to rest. Head to our scheduled friendly soccer match and after the game enjoy a party with time to interact and become better friends with the team we just played.
Game One vs. TBD
Following breakfast, we visit the newly opened German Soccer Museum displaying over 100 years of soccer history. Built around a soccer match, the museum has been constructed into five sections that allow the visitor to better understand soccer and its history in Germany. These sections are titled Before the Game, First Half, Half-Time, The Second Half, and After the Game. Teams schedule permitting, attend a practice session or game before traveling to Cologne. Upon our arrival we transfer to our hotel for dinner and lodging.
We begin our day visiting the Cologne Cathedral, the cities most famous landmark. Transfer southward past Bonn, the former German capital, for a relaxing Rhine river cruise. We will sail past amazing castles and the famous Loreley rock. After our tour, take part in a training session led by a local professional German coach giving both the players and coaches a chance to learn how training is done in Germany.
After an early breakfast we tour Heidelberg, known for it’s romanticism as it sits on the Neckar River. Visit the Old Town, the famous Stone Bridge over the Neckar River, Heidelberg Castle and the Church of the Holy Ghost. We travel to nearby Speyer to visit the Cathedral, know as the largest historical architectural monument in its time and burial place of the Salian emperors. Check in to the hotel for a pre-game meal and then be transferred to our soccer match. After our match we will have a post match party with time to interact and become better friends with the team we just played.
Game Two vs. TBD
Our day begins with a city tour of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden- Württemberg and one of Germany’s largest cities. Today Stuttgart is known for its technology, education, and automobile headquarters for Mercedes Benz and Porsche. During our visit we will tour the old city, Palace Square, New Castle, and the Mercedes-Benz Museum. We conclude our afternoon with a visit to the Mercedes Benz Arena, home of the VfB Stuttgart sports club known best for its soccer club.
After an early breakfast we travel to the capital and largest city of Bavaria, Munich. Upon arrival in Munich take a city tour and explore this historic old city. Visit the Marienplatz square that once held markets and competitive events, Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady) with its distinctive onion-topped towers, and Munich’s government center, New Town Hall. This afternoon our team will take part in a training session as we prepare for our final friendly game.
Our final day of touring begins with a tour of the BMW Museum. Founded as Bayerische Motoren Werke AG in 1916, BMW began making aircraft engines but now serves as a leading force in the automotive industry. Next we visit the Olympic Park and tour the Allianz-Arena, home of FC Bayern München, the most famous German soccer club. Founded in 1900, FC Bayern München has won a record 24 national championships and 17 national cups. After touring return to the hotel for a pre-game meal and then be transferred for our soccer match. After our match we will have a post match party with time to interact and become better friends with the team we just played.
Game Three vs. TBD
We say good bye to Germany and transfer to the Munich airport to begin our journey home.