Now that summer is over; you may be planning a winter break to cheer you up. If you’re an avid football fan looking for a cultural and fun-filled trip, you should consider venturing to some of Europe’s most famous football cities. Here you will find spectacular sights, fascinating history, and top-notch football that will make you love the beautiful game even more.
If you’re planning a trip to sunny England, this northern city should definitely be on your list. Famous for the fab four and of course its world-renowned football. The city is home to two football clubs – Liverpool and Everton – so it’s up to you to determine where your alliance is and which stadium you want to visit. Anfield stadium is the home of six-time champions league winners Liverpool Football Club – arguably where you can find the best football atmosphere. If you’re lucky to get your hands on a ticket, you can enjoy the noise of the famous kop while you watch the boys in red take on their competitors.
Across the park, you will find Liverpool’s rivals Everton Football Club who reside in Goodison Park, although they are set to make a move to Bramley Moore Dock where a new stadium is set to be built. This regeneration, along with residential developments like those available at RW Invest, are both set to transform the city of Liverpool making it a cultural hotspot for worldwide football fans and tourists.
For slightly warmer weather, you may want to take a trip to Spain, where you can find some of the best football teams in the world. This includes Real Madrid, which is the most triumphant team with the most titles in Europe. The Santiago Bernabéu stadium is where you can enjoy some of the great football in the world or opt for a tour where you can explore the club’s long history and catch a glimpse of their well-deserved trophies.
During your trip, make sure you check out the competition at the Wanda-Metropolitano stadium where Atletico Madrid have claimed many victories. You should also visit another Spanish club that is often forgotten about – the neighbourhood club Raya Vallecano. Here you will find some of the best fans in the world who display anti-racism banners in their stadium in support of players and fans everywhere. Taking a visit here will showcase the traditional values of football and also offer you insight into one of Spain’s last remaining local community teams that are still playing today.
A trip to Germany is not complete without visiting Signal Iduna Park, which is Borussia Dortmund’s resident stadium. This is one of the most famous stadiums in Europe with a capacity of 81,365 it is the perfect size for visitors from all over the world, who can experience the unique atmosphere that Dortmund fans bring every game.
If you get your hands on some tickets to a home game, then you will witness The Yellow Wall, also known locally as the Die Gelbe Wand which is a spectacle on Dortmund’s South Stand consisting of a sea of fans holding yellow shirts. This is a signal of support for their high-calibre team who can look up at the yellow shrine for support at any time during the 90 minutes.