The soccer world championship 2010 in Germany created enough revenue and therefore the German football association (DFB) decided to create a national soccer museum – the Deutsches Fußballmuseum. Dortmund, Germany was selected to be the best location and it opened its gates in 2015. Continue reading “Soccer history”
The Westfalenstadion (nowadays called “Signal Iduna Park”) is a soccer stadium in Dortmund, Germany and home to the Ballsportverein Borussia (BVB). It has been built in 1974 and has space for 80.000 supporters. Special feature is the “yellow wall” on the south side, huge stands for the frenetic supporters of BVB, forming an impressive background.
In 2011 I started a road trip with two friends to explore some art in the Ruhrgebiet – the section in the west of Germany formerly producing coal and steel; the one which was hit hard by the structural change of the industry and which therefore hat to change pretty much. Continue reading “Ruhrgebiet”
The Dortmunder U in Dortmund, Germany is a skyscraper used as a cultural center. It was built until 1927 as a cellar for the Dortmunder Union Brauerei. In 1994 the brewery moved out and the building was later bought by the city. Continue reading “Dortmunder U”