Rekord Haus concludes their travel series at Germany, settling in Dortmund, but also setting aside time to visit the country’s fourth-largest city, Cologne. While in the mecca of Cologne, the duo visit the Cologne Cathedral, the biggest gothic-style church in Northern Europe that features enormous spires which seem to surpass the imagination. Shots of roggenmischbrot – a light rye and wheat sourdough loaf- tease the senses and almost give traditional Italian bread a run for its money—almost. Similar to Haus’ Barcelona-based film, the travel-short culminates at Germany’s largest football stadium, Borussia Dortmund, where die-hard fans’ constant attendance have marked it as the world’s stadium with the highest average attendance of any football club. Accordingly, it comes as no surprise that the country currently holds the title as World Cup champs.
Finally, Germany, our last stop. :)
Yadi and Yiou picked us up from the Dortmund airport and drove all the way up to Flandersbach, our Airbnb place. Yiou even cooked us an awesome dinner. The next day, we travelled to Cologne, where we visited Cologne Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and has the second-tallest spires and largest façade of any church in the world. It is truly a masterpiece of epic proportion.
We love German bakeries. It made our heart beat faster looking at the breads, cakes and pastries on display. One particular favorite is roggenmischbrot – a light rye and wheat sourdough loaf. It is soft, tasty and heavenly delicious. :P
Borussia Dortmund has the highest average attendance of any football club worldwide and Germany’s biggest stadium. Their supporters are renowned for being fiercely loyal. Their chants inspire the players and the stadium is definately an intimidating venue for any opponents. It was a magnificent experience, hearing the singing and cheering from the 80,000 seater Westfalenstadion. The home team came away with a 5-1 resounding victory against Freiburg.
Yadi and Yiou, thanks for being our tour guide and translator. It was pure fun hanging out with you guys, till the next one soon! :D
Feel free to catch our 6 part travel series here! ^_^
1 // London \\ vimeo.com/rekordhaus/l-o-n-d-o-n
2 // Seville \\ vimeo.com/rekordhaus/s-e-v-i-l-l-e
3 // Almogia + Malaga \\ vimeo.com/rekordhaus/a-l-m-o-g-i-a-m-a-l-a-g-a
4 // Sierra Nevada + Fuentealbilla + Valencia \\ vimeo.com/rekordhaus/sierra-nevada-fuentealbilla-valencia
5 // Barcelona \\ vimeo.com/rekordhaus/b-a-r-c-e-l-o-n-a
6 // Cologne + Dortmund \\ vimeo.com/rekordhaus/c-o-l-o-g-n-e-d-o-r-t-m-u-n-d
XOXO, Rekord Haus Team