Soccer is about tradition. About clubs with a long history. Clubs founded in 1899 – or something around that time. But nowadays in the German Bundesliga there are more and more artificial clubs funded by companies. A dangerous trend that can easily damage soccer as we know and love it. Continue reading “Another artificial soccer club”
The Kreuztor ist the town’s landmark of Ingolstadt, Germany. It is the only original city gate still standing and was once the connection to the leper house “Holy cross” – therefore the name (“Kreuz” = “cross”). It has been built in 1385 and carries seven medieval turrets.
I came to Ingolstadt, Germany to watch a soccer match – but as always I also explored the city and found a middle-sized and nice city center. Ingolstadt has 133.000 inhabitants and is the #5 city within the federal state of Bavaria. The city was first named in 806 CE and became a state fortress in 1537 – the results can still be seen on the city map. Continue reading “Down in Oberbayern”