Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has won plaudits for his intelligent musings on football. "You can speak about spirit -- or you can live it," he told the Guardian newspaper this week.
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Bratwurst bonus —
The Bratwurst, a traditional German sausage, is renowned all over the world and is a big favorite with football fans.
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Beer o'clock —
Kim Kardashian is just one of a whole host of celebrities to have visited Munich's Oktoberfest -- a beer festival which is held in the city every year.
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Merry Merkel —
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is a huge football fan and will be a keen spectator at the Champions League final.
Stunning Sudtribune —
While Dortmund's players have produced on the pitch, its fans have done likewise in the stands with a number of outstanding montages on the famous Sudtribune terrace.
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New generation —
Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira have become an integral part of Germany's new multicultural team under manager Joachim Low. The pair have established themselves as stars on the world stage with the national team and Spanish club side Real Madrid.
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Becker backs change —
Six-time grand slam tennis champion Boris Becker, who once sat on the Bayern board, believes hosting the 2006 World Cup transformed his country's image.
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Victorious Vettel —
Sebastian Vettel, Formula One's treble world champion, is one of Germany's most famous faces and is revered across the sporting world.
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Waltz the winner —
Christoph Waltz has become a leading name in Hollywood since winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Quentin Tarantino's film "Django Unchained." Waltz is the son of a German father and Austrian mother.