Wuppertal sports boasts many attractions for active athletes and enthusiastic spectators.
There’s the local football or soccer team, of course. Avid golfers will find themselves right at home in one of the city’s many golf courses, including some located in the beautiful nature of Lake Mollenkotten. And tennis fans will be thrilled at the indoor and outdoor courts that make any time of year the perfect time for their favorite sport.
Football / Soccer
You can’t experience Wuppertal sports without the most popular one in the world. Come and cheer the local football or soccer team, Wuppertal SV Borussia. They play in the third Bundesliga and you can check out one of their games at the 28,000 seat capacity Zoo Stadium (Hubertusallee 4).
There are several opportunities to partake in this popular sport. Lake Mollenkotten is home to a course that welcomes both professional golfers and newbies. You can warm up at the driving range or head straight for the green.
Some of the outskirt areas of Wuppertal also offer challenging courses, as well as the beautiful natural scenery of the German countryside.
This Wuppertal sport is popular with locals as well as visitors. It doesn’t matter if you are just beginning, or a pro. The Wuppertal tennis club has both indoor and outdoor courts and offers training lessons if you’re feeling a bit rusty.
Also check out the Wuppertal CTC with its five courts as well as an all-weather multi-function hall that lets you play in sunshine or snow.
Another local (and my) favorite is billiards. The popularity of billiards in Wuppertal means that it is a regular host of national and international competitions. The local team, Barmer Billiards Friends, has a loyal following.
A more unusual Wuppertal sport is roller hockey. The local roller hockey team is called the RSC Cronenberg. They have had lots of success and even won several championships.