Borussia Dortmund holds an entire city in its thrall, as well as enjoying widespread popularity elsewhere. Germany's biggest crowd-pulling football club has its origins on Borsigplatz, among the square's dilapidated buildings and fast-food kiosks.
Lucien Favre has been appointed as Borussia Dortmund's new coach and he needs to hit the ground running if he is to return the club to winning ways. Here, DW outlines his three most pressing concerns.
Almost a year after leaving Borussia Dortmund, Thomas Tuchel has started work at Paris Saint-Germain. The German coach wants to get the best out of his "artist" Neymar and must overcome PSG's Champions League hoodoo.
After another tumultuous and largely unsatisfying season, Borussia Dortmund are rebuilding again. CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke wants to place the emphasis on responsibility, leadership and identity.
After 55 seasons in the Bundesliga's top flight, Hamburg have been relegated despite victory on the final day. Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund clinched fourth by the skin of their teeth as Hoffenheim claimed third.
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