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LIVING IN GERMANY

Leisure Activities

Offers for sport fans

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Do you like sport? The most popular sport in Germany is football. Almost every small village has its own football club and lots of people play in amateur teams. Women’s football is also increasing in popularity. Girls play in football clubs and the games played by the German women’s team are shown on TV.

Getting involved in a club

There are sports clubs almost everywhere, where football and other types of sports such as swimming, table tennis, wrestling and dancing are offered. You can also introduce sporting knowledge from your homeland. If you are very sporty, you could even train to become a coach. Some clubs also have special offers for refugees. Find out what there is near you at the local authority ("Bürgeramt") or citizen’s advice centre ("Bürgerinformation").

More and more people in Germany are riding bikes, jogging and Nordic walking. You will often find people jogging in parks or around green spaces in the morning, getting themselves fit for the day.