Ruhr District Tour 46 German football champions from the coal district - lesser Ruhr area football tour
Despite Munich, Hamburg and Berlin - the heart of German football is beating in the Ruhr area! Not for nothing the German Football Tour runs here, in one of the largest and most important football regions of the world.
No region generated more members of the German Bundesliga. It was a Ruhr area club first to do the double in Germany, first to bring an international cup and later, again as the first, the UEFA Champions League Trophy to Germany and it was a player from the Ruhr area to kick the decisive goal to win the World Football Championship for the first time for Germany.
This 5 hour bus tour through Essen, Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund is focused on the so far three local German football champions: Rot-Weiß Essen, FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund. Besides a guided tour at the Schalke-Arena with its museum a visit to Pit Zollverein is on the agenda. Here you will get to know some interesting facts about the close connection of the mining industry and the local football clubs.
Meeting-point: Essen main station, coach station
Length: about 5 hours
What's included: Tour guide, bus transfer, guided tour Schalke football stadium, visit to Schalke football museum, Zollverein stroll, entrance fee
Dates: no fixed days, all the year round on request
Price: 280€ (bus and entrance fees not included)
Special note: Please wear convenient and weatherproof shoes/clothing.