SAMSTAG 15:30

SAMSTAG 15:30 (Saturday 3:30pm) is an online guide to German clubs and their grounds for anyone planning a football weekend in Germany.

Its name comes from the traditional kick-off time for Bundesliga matches which is 
considered sacrosanct by German fans who regard themselves as the guardians of football tradition.

We will try and offer practical advice and information to anyone looking to learn more about the iconic fan culture, stadiums and clubs that make German football 
Fantastische !

We both travel regularly to watch football in Germany and the ground guides are put together based on these trips. If neither of us have visited a particular ground on a matchday (stadium tours don't count!) - then it won't feature on this site until we have! 


We will add new guides, update existing ones and bring you developments from the Bundesliga and other parts of the game over there that we hope will enrich your understanding of football in Germany.

And if you have any questions, suggestions for improving the site or would like to contribute to the guides in any way - then please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Ihre im Fußball !
Mark & Andy

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MARK ARROL

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FAVOURITE GERMAN TEAM 
1. FC Kaiserslautern

 

FIRST GAME IN GERMANY
1. FC Kaiserslautern v Werder Bremen,
Nov 1990


NUMBER OF GROUNDS VISITED IN GERMANY

34

FAVOURITE STADIUM
Deutsche Bank Park (Eintracht Frankfurt)

 

SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH?
Ja


BEST GAME SEEN 
Borussia Dortmund 3 Werder Bremen 2,
Apr 2016
VfL Bochum 2 Dynamo Dresden 2,
Sept 2019

 

HIGHEST SCORING MATCH 
SV Meppen 6 FC Kaiserslautern 1,
Sept 2019

 

BEST FANS 
1.FC Union Berlin

 

WORST STADIUM 
Schwarzwald Stadion (SC Freiburg)
It's not big enough to cope with the demand

 

WORST GAME
 
FC Köln 0 Augsburg 0,
Nov 2016 (but the fans were great!)

 

FAVOURITE GERMAN BEER
Bitburger Pils

 

NOT VISITED YET - BUT CAN'T WAIT TO GET TO
Millerntor Stadion (FC St Pauli) 
Rudolf Harbig Stadion (SG Dynamo Dresden)

 

FAVOURITE GERMAN PLAYER
Historical - Stefan Kuntz
Present - Toni Kroos

 

BEST THING ABOUT GERMAN FOOTBALL
The friendliness of the fans towards visitors

 

MOST 'OBSCURE' GROUND
Sportplatz Keltenstraße
TSV Grünwald v Eintracht Karlsfeld,
Bayern Landesliga Süd Ost (6th tier)

ANDY WHITEHEAD

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FAVOURITE GERMAN TEAM 
Würzburger Kickers

 

FIRST GAME IN GERMANY
TSV 1860 München v FSV Frankfurt,
Nov 2014


NUMBER OF GROUNDS VISITED IN GERMANY

21
 

FAVOURITE STADIUM
Bruno Plache Stadion (1.FC Lokomotiv Leipzig)

 

SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH?
Ja


BEST GAME SEEN 
SG Dynamo Dresden 2 Würzburger Kickers 2,
Sept 2016 

 

HIGHEST SCORING MATCH 
Eintracht Frankfurt 5 Augsburg 0,
Feb 2020

 

BEST FANS 
Würzburger Kickers (I'm biased)

 

WORST GAME
 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 0 Hamburger SV 0, Sept 2018

 

FAVOURITE GERMAN BEER
Rauchbier (Smoked Beer) from Bamberg
 

NOT VISITED YET - BUT CAN'T WAIT TO GET TO
Ernst Abbe Sportfeld (FC Carl Zeiss Jena)

FAVOURITE GERMAN PLAYER

Historical - Lothar Matthäus 
Present - Fabio Kaufmann

 

BEST THING ABOUT GERMAN FOOTBALL
The fact that fans are embraced by clubs rather than merely 'tolerated'

 

MOST 'OBSCURE' GROUND
Sportplatz Monumentenstraße
VSG Altglienicke II v SC Staaken II,
AOK Landespokal Berlin Final (7th tier)