In 2003, Union Berlin soccer fans gathered in the team's stadium for an evening of carol singing. Since then it has become an annual event that attracts both fans and others who may be less interested in the team than in the singing.
No other city in Germany has as many songs about "Heimat," expressing the feeling of home, as Cologne. Groups of people gather to sing together about their local patriotism, and not only during Carnival.
One of the world's most beloved Christmas carols, "Silent Night" was written nearly two centuries ago, yet keeps resonating in Christmas festivities.
Can football clubs be role models for environmental protection? A German eco group rifled through post-match trash to uncover mountains of discarded beer cups - and a whole new Bundesliga.
More than 20,000 Borussia Dortmund supporters boycotted their team's Bundesliga game against Augsburg in protest at Monday night football. They feel left behind by the commercialization of the game.
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