Sports in Germany
Sport means more than competition – it also stands for fairness, respect and human encounters. Sport can be a great force for integration, bringing people together across national frontiers.
SPORT IN GERMANY
Attractive football, 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.
Despite its lingering celebrity sport aura, golf is today increasingly popular with all sections of German society. More and more people enjoy a game that tests both concentration and sporting prowess. The eternal quest for the perfect stroke has become an enthralling pastime.
Golf in Germany
"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.
70 million bicycles are used in Germany. Cycling is the most popular leisure sport. The cycling capital is Münster. One third of all journeys are made by bike.
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. In the past 50 years the Federal Foreign Office and its partners – including the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), the German Football Association (DFB), the German Athletics Federation (DLV) and the Sport University in Leipzig – have supported more than 1,300 sporting projects in 100 countries as part of its International Sports Promotion.
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