So I'm sure you can probably imagine that the World Cup is HUGE in Germany. The Germans finished third in the last tournament (2006 - which was IN Germany) and have historically finished near the top in each World Cup. In Germany they have what are called "public viewings" - which is basically a large tv screen set up and lots of picnic tables, beer vendors, and tons of people. We went to the USA/England game tonight and were lucky enough to be in the "VIP" lounge - which was for the Americans (through the German-American Institute). So - we decided that since we're Americans, we'd check it out (and its RIGHT down the street from our hotel - so its not even a 5 minute walk to get there.
Here's a few photos from the night. Tomorrow is the big Deutschland/Australia game - and I plan on going to that as well. I'm sure the crowd tomorrow night will be NUTS - so luckily we bought our tickets in our hotel lobby so that we won't have to wait in any lines tomorrow.
There are a lot of American students studying at the University of Tubingen for the summer - so they came out to watch the match as well. It was nice to see an American flag there!
Tomorrow night we'll head to the Germany/Australia game - and hopefully I'll be able to post some pictures of what I expect to be a crazy night!