Discover the country of football

The Ruhr: a place many immediately associate with football and the special type of person behind it. The two are closely intertwined, and both deeply rooted in the metropolitan region. Football is a thing of passion for people here – nowhere else can you feel the emotion of this sport so intensely. Football culture with its rituals, places, sausages at the stadium and anecdotes from locals is quite simply unique. Football is intergenerational and has a huge appeal and a huge impact. Football is the number one symbol of identification in the Ruhr area – it is raw, honest and authentic. This region will give you the most intense football experience of your life.

An experience shaped by the people in all their honesty and authenticity, and by a unique and very special sense of togetherness, irrespective of competing clubs or colours. From cinder pitches and basic local grounds to the perfect grass surfaces of the stadiums and arenas. From the German fourth division to the Champions League: football is culture, history and experience.

The Ruhr region is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the world of the beautiful game – an experience you will never forget. The best part? Everyone can experience these amazing football moments. Get a genuine, unfiltered insight into the culture, meet local greats – the people who have made the clubs what they are – and learn all about the legends. Women’s or men’s football, eSports or freestyle, football has many faces.

The overview map takes you directly to all information about the respective cities and districts. Here you will find a mixture of tips about the stadium and other exciting information from the respective locations. With these you can plan your (soccer) day or your visit on site.