The German Football Route NRW with its 15 cities presents all important sights and attractions in North Rhine-Westphalia and shows on the spot the – often surprising – reference points on the subject of football. This is unique in the world.
Embark on the search for clues in football history.
How do you combine football and cycling? You pin the ball on the luggage rack and roll to the football field – or visit cult sites of football in North Rhine-Westphalia along the German Football Route. On the ADFC four-star quality cycling route, cyclists experience the charms of different regions.
800 kilometers by bike across North Rhine-Westphalia, from the edge of the Eifel to the Hermannshöhen in the Teutoburg Forest – that sounds like a nice bike tour. But on the German Football Route (DFR) it gets a special kick. Because the adventure bike path leads not only to the many attractions of the federal state, but also to the places that wrote national and international football history. On the way you will learn all sorts of informative, profound and curios stories about the round leather. For example, how the football boots of world star Pele came to Versmold or where Helmut Rahn, the World Cup hero of 1954, worked in Essen and sat at the bar.