It doesn't feel that way now, but Germans weren't enthusiastic about football in the 19th century. Christoph Marx, a World Cup historian, explains how special terms for soccer were developed to change that.
How often has Germany won the Football World Cup? In which German stadium was the 2006 World Cup final between Italy and France played? Who scored the winning goal during the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina? Test your knowledge with our World Cup Quiz!
More and more Germans are defining themselves by their leisure activities. They are looking for a particular “kick” – climbing unsecured or throwing themselves off cliffs. Extreme sports have become mainstream.