First Football Weekends break: Germany 2019

You are invited to join fellow football fans at the very first Football Weekends break!

And what better place to go than the magnificent Signal Iduna Park for a Borussia Dortmund game!  We are lining up this first break for March 29 to April 1, 2019 when Borussia  Dortmund are at home to VfL Wolfsburg.

We will be based in nearby Düsseldorf, a lively city in the heartland of German football. It has a great nightlife, is well connected with numerous daily flights, plus is well located for attending multiple football matches in the region. Dortmund is 45 minutes away by local train.

So what does the trip entail?

We will arrange your quality accommodation in Düsseldorf and secure your coveted Dortmund match ticket, thanks to our official ticket package provider Nickes.Com. Nickes.Com have been arranging sports trips for 20 years. All tickets are officially sourced and they use a network of well-appointed hotels that have proved popular with clients.

You will also be invited to a exclusive welcome reception during the trip hosted by Football Weekends publisher Jim Stewart (ideally towards the start of the trip but it will be timed to fit around fixture schedules!). Football Weekends will provide you with a compact guide to enjoying football, and the region, that weekend.

There will be optional opportunities to attend other games in the region, subject to the fixture schedule, or enjoy a local tour, but it’s entirely up to you. It’s your trip! Nearby clubs playing at home that weekend include Fortuna Düsseldorf, FC Köln and Bochum.

We have two package prices, please note these do not include flights or Eurostar:

Package 1:

  • 3 nights in a 3*** hotel in Düsseldorf including breakfast
  • Shortside (end) match seat to Dortmund vs Wolfsburg (longside upgrade from £25, available on request)
  • FW welcome reception
  • Compact FW guide to the weekend

Package price: £329pp (based on 2 sharing, single supplement £130)


Package 2:

  • 3 nights in a 2** hotel in Düsseldorf
  • Shortside (end) match seat to Dortmund vs Wolfsburg (longside upgrade from £25, available on request)
  • FW welcome reception
  • Compact FW guide to the weekend

Package price: £299pp (based on 2 sharing, breakfast not included, single supplement £100)

You can pay in full now, or simply pay a £50 deposit and settle the difference by February 28, 2019, details below!


We have arranged the trip for 3 nights to take into account the fixture schedules. The main kick off time in the Bundesliga (Dortmund and Düsseldorf) is 3.30pm (local time) on Saturday but games are also scheduled for Friday at 8.30pm, Saturday at 6.30pm, and Sunday at 3.30pm and 6pm. 2 Bundesliga games (FC Köln and Bochum) are scheduled right across the weekend: Friday 6pm (2/3 games), Saturday 1pm (2/3 games), Sunday 1.30pm (2/3 games) and Monday 8.30pm (1 game). The weekend should be scheduled early in the New Year.

As people may come from all four corners of the UK and beyond we will leave it up to you to arrange your travel to Düsseldorf once you have booked. The main airport is Düsseldorf but you may also wish to consider Düsseldorf Weeze, Dortmund, and Cologne/Bonn Airports – all within an hour of the city.

We recommend you search for flights that arrive in the region by early afternoon on Friday, to allow time to check in to your hotel and still make any match you may wish to attend that evening. When you return on Monday is entirely up to you! Train via Brussels and Cologne is also an option should you be travelling from the London area.

There are no age limits, children are welcome. There may naturally be some pre and post match gatherings in bars but it’s entirely up to you where you go and how you spend your weekend.

We are now taking bookings, and places are limited so don’t delay! To book, simply email Johan at who is handling all booking and payment. He can also help with any queries you may have.

Please note ticket prices will increase according to demand, affecting our package prices, so we recommend early booking.