Max 15 people
Experience one of Germany’s deepest football rivalries in the awesome city of Hamburg
Hamburg – a truly amazing city where you’ll find endless fun, countless bars, and fascinating neighbourhoods around every corner. Where everyone can find their crowd and cut loose.
Talking of crowds, Hamburg is also home to one of the most symbolic rivalries in football.
One one side, you have HSV. A massive club with six German championships and a European title. While on the other you have St Pauli – a club from Hamburg’s wildest party neighbourhood who hate everything big clubs like HSV stand for.
These clubs and their supporters are at opposite ends of many different spectrums – be it politics, sport, or life in general. Resulting in a unique city derby with a vibe you won’t find anywhere else.
Your trip to Hamburg will be led by a lifelong HSV fan – who’ll show you this rivalry from the inside and take you on a football adventure like no other.
You’ll visit the best bars, food places, and hangouts where HSV fans prepare for derby day. And get an inside look at what happens when two very different neighbours collide.
Hamburg, which is the second biggest city of Germany, has been bombed during the second world war and been rebuild after that. This has caused the current state of the city which involves a lot of red bricks and cutting edge architecture. Besides that, the city is also hosting 2 of the greatest supported clubs in Germany. HSV is known as a high-quality club and gained 6 German championships over the years.
On the other end St Pauli their popularity isn’t gained by their on-field play as they usually compete in the second division or even lower. The contrasts aren’t being limited to what happens on the pitch, also off the pitch there are a lot of differences.
Whereas HSV fans are more focused on being a "right-wing" fan scene, St Pauli is known over the world as an "extreme leftwing" club, anti-establishment, and an anti-commercialist footballing oasis.
Today, we will meet you at the hotel in Hamburg. First, you can enjoy some time to relax at the hotel or drop your luggage to prepare for a private stadium tour at the Volksparkstadion.
During the stadium tour, you’ll get to know all the ins and outs about this unique stadium, the club’s history and of course the derby between HSV and St Pauli. After that, there’s time to head back to the hotel to freshen up for an adventurous night out in this lively city.
In the evening we’ll meet up and have dinner with the group and the Local Host. Our German host is just crazy about football and he will be able to tell you the most interesting stories of the sport which have been experienced through local eyes. After that, why not go out and hang out in the exciting Hamburg’s nightlife? With cool bars and nightclubs, Hamburg has a lot on offer! Getting lost in the countless options? Then feel free to ask your Local Host for his best recommendations.
Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for!
Let's wake up everyone early, take a heavy breakfast (why not a few beers?), head to the stadium to soak up this magical derby atmosphere and get prepared for an intense football journey.
Prepare yourself well for an electric involving impressive tifo’s, huge amounts of pyro and loud singing, all fed by pure hatred towards each other from both sets of fans. This hatred has resulted in taunting banners such as ‘’Your values are almost as strong as your hooligans’’ – HSV or ‘’HSV: a love bought as easy as on the Reeperbahn’’.
After the match, we will go to one of the most exciting football destinations in the world: Reeperbahn, nicknamed ‘the most sinful mile’. The area around Europe’s longest party street is filled with countless restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs, discotheques and, of course, Landungsbruecken, the city’s unmissable floating dock. and look back at an unbelievable football experience while eating some good food and of course, drinking some German local beers!
Unfortunately, it’s time to pack your luggage, start storytelling to your friends, post photos, maybe do a little more sightseeing (if you have a late return flight), say goodbye until next time, and of course, start planning your next trip with Homefans!
Homefans believe that stadiums will be open to fans, however we cannot at this stage confirm what the capacity will be. However our flexible booking policies mean that if the stadium will only accept 50% fans and you decide you only want to travel with 100% attendance you can swap to another venue or another date.
This will vary destination to destination and based on your nationality and age. Therefore Homefans are not able to advise on this. Please check the foreign ministry of your destination and home country and the stadium requirements. Again, if you find the requirements too much you can defer to later in the season/year when they relax further.
We believe so, we all need something to look forward to. But we understand that people may be apprehensive which is why we have created a flexible cancellation policy which means in the event that the event does not happen the amount paid simply becomes Homefans credit.
You can transfer this to a later date (with no time limit), transfer to another tour, or even give it to a friend. This flexibility also applies if you decide to cancel for any reason (as long as you give us 45 days notice)
No, you can secure your place with a deposit of just 30%, then pay the balance at least 4 weeks before your trip date depending on your destination.
If we know where you will be sitting we always mention this is in the inclusions section.
Unfortunately we are not always able to tell you that at the time of booking, however our destination managers work tirelessly to make sure you get the best seats. We always aim for the long side of the home supporters section.
The maximum number of people the host will allow is stated above. However this number may not always be met and it may even be possible that your party is on the tour on your own. Higher numbers make for a more sociable experience, lower numbers make for more personalised attention from your host. Look at it as a win/win!
If we can accept children there will be an option in the booking flow. However for many trips our local hosts take the decision, based on the content of the tour, to open this up to adults only. If you are looking to travel with under 18’s, please feel free to contact us and we can discuss your options.
Our local hosts will do everything they can to cater to travellers’ needs. It’s a good idea to share your requirements at the time of booking so that our host is able to make the required preparations
In order to keep the costs low we always offer prices based on 2 sharing. If you make a booking for an odd number of people you or another member of your party may be paired with another traveller of the same sex. If you wish you may pay a supplement for a guaranteed single room. Simply make your booking as normal and get in touch with us to arrange this.