Not a lot of people realise how lovely the old town area of Cologne really is. What's more, finding this atmospheric centre is a piece of cake: just head through the city along the Rhine and you'll simply end up in the old town, by the Haymarket area and the famous cathedral. Cologne is an especially hospitable city and easy to navigate, making it the perfect place for a weekend of football with your teammates. The tournament takes place at SC Borussia Lindenthal-Hohenlind, the neighbours of 1. FC Köln. The pitches are situated alongside the impressive RheinEnergie stadium, home to this Bundesliga club.
The city of Cologne, with 1 million residents, is located about 50 kilometres from the Dutch border. The city was built in a crescent around the famous Cologne Cathedral, a powerful Gothic cathedral that can be seen everywhere in Cologne. The main shopping streets are in a wide strip to the south of the central station. In Cologne's 'old town' you'll find many cosy bars and clubs.
When in Cologne you simply cannot miss out on the local Kölsch beer. There are various breweries in the city. Visitors have the opportunity to visit a number of them on the Kölner Brauhaus Wanderweg (the Cologne Brewery Walk). This is a lovely route through the city and, of course, you can sample the wonderful Kölsch beer.
The RheinEnergie Stadium with capacity for 50,000 spectators is home to 1. FC Köln. The stadium was completely renovated between 2002 and 2004. Numerous games were played here during the 2006 World Cup. Curious? Then take a tour.
The Rheintal Trophy is organised by SC Borussia Lindenthal-Hohenlind. This club was founded in 1928 and has 500 members. The senior division of this association has 200 members with 4 men's teams and one veteran team. The youth division has 18 teams in various age categories.
The tournament takes place at the SC Borussia Lindenthal-Hohenlind sports park. The sports park has 3 pitches and a modern club house. The sports park is situated next to the stadium of the 1. FC Köln. It takes 35 minutes to reach the city centre by public transport.