The Football Route Berlin (Fußball Route Berlin) leads you to 40 authentic sites in and around the city; it’s a pathway into the unique football history of Germany’s capital city and provides information about the larger historical context linking sports, culture, and city. The Football Route illustrates the important role of football in Germany, a sport that has undergone great changes since its beginnings in the 19th century. The route also marks the accomplishments of athletes and clubs as well as significant football events in the city.On May 29, 2015 - just in time for the DFB Cup Final and the Champions League Final 2015 in Berlin - the Football Route Berlin was opened and the majority of the information boards were handed over to the public. In 2017, the remaining information boards were erected and floor slabs were laid at the locations where no building permits were issued.
The Football Route Berlin is designed as a bicycle tour. However, the locations in the city can also be visited on foot, by public transport or by car and can be approached individually or in any order. Guided tours are not offered.
On the project's website you will find information regarding the individual sites (the main texts for each stop on the tour) as well as route maps so that you can follow the route. In addition, you will find here several “specials,” such as audio files and additional pictures that will not be on the billboards.
Berlin soccer history to go: The Football Route Berlin is now also part of the berlinHistory app (https://www.berlinhistory.app/english/)