Daily Life | Women's history and emancipation | Summer Olympics in Berlin: The Wehrmacht marches at the beginning of the Olympics Unter den Linden, 1936 | 00774569
Daily Life | History of aviation | Opening of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774083
Daily Life | History of the automobile | 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774558
Daily Life | History of the railway | 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin: Fencing | 00774120
Daily Life | History of sports | Weight lifting at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774127
Daily Life | The 1920s | Handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774153
Daily Life | The 1930s | Richard Degener at the Olympic Games in Berlin, 1936 | 00077898
Daily Life | The 1950s | Gymnastics at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774466
Daily Life | The 1960s | Events and award ceremonies 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774502
Daily Life | The 1970s | Track and field at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774171
Daily Life | The 1980s | Rowing events at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774270
Daily Life | Retro | Olympic flame at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774530
Daily Life | Nostalgia | Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774356
Daily Life | Comical | Sailing events at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774397
Daily Life | Berlin during the Olympic Summergames 1936 | Events and award ceremonies 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774517
Daily Life | Opening and closing ceremonies 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | Cameramen at the Olympic Games in Berlin, 1936 | 00069222
Daily Life | Propaganda: | Construction of the Olympic Area for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | 00774699
Daily Life | 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin: Fencing | Olympische Spiele in München 1972: Günther Zahn entzündet das Olympische Feuer | 00093681
Daily Life | Weight lifting at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | Open art project (Spielstrasse) at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | 00774749
Daily Life | Handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | 00774741
Daily Life | Diving at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00371247
Daily Life | Gymnastics at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | Bernd Kannenberg with his gold medal, 1972 | 00899980
Daily Life | Equestrian sports at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | Olympische Spiele in München, 1972 | 00155352
Daily Life | Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | Massacre during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | 02100239
Daily Life | Rowing at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | Andi Brehme before a penalty in the final of the 1990 World Cup | 00117909
Daily Life | Olympic flame at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | WM 2006 in München: Fanfest im Olympiastadion bei dem Spiel Deutschland gegen Schweden | 00138230
Daily Life | Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00132634
Daily Life | Sailing at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | The German national football team with the World Cup trophy, 1974 | 00096082
Daily Life | Events and award ceremonies 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | Brazilian players after the final of the FIFA World Cup, 1970 | 00133443
Daily Life | Additional images: 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | Green Point Stadion / Stadium in Kapstadt / Cape Town in Südafrika / South Africa | 00604512
Daily Life | Construction of the Olympic Area for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | Lothar Matthaeus kisses the World Cup trophy, 1990 | 00023414
Daily Life | Opening of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | FIFA World Cup Final, 1974 | 00007328
Daily Life | 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | Cheering at the German team after the victory in the World Cup final in Bern, 1954 | 00049182
Daily Life | 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich: coins | The Fan Mile | 00631732
History of sports

Hardly any area of life can enthuse crowds as much as sport and major sporting events. Even in ancient Greece, athletic competitions were enormously popular and the Olympic Games have their origin there. The modern Games were already held twice in Germany. After 1936 in Berlin, when the athletic brilliance of Jesse Owens was overshadowed by the propaganda machine of the Nazis, top-class sport should again be back in focus at the 1972 Olympics in Munich - but the terrorist attack destroyed the desire for "Happy Games".

Auto racing was able to captivate millions of viewers and fans in the 20th century. The legendary automobile Grands Prix and the dazzling circus of the Formula 1 made the "fascination of speed" a whole new experience for the masses.

But still, the most popular sport of the Germans is and will always remain football. With the "Miracle of Bern" in 1954, the 1974 World Cup as the host country and winning the title in Italy in 1990, the West German football nation experienced unforgettable moments of glory with national heroes like to Fritz Walter, Franz Beckenbauer and Lothar Matthäus. However, many of the fans could not escape the genius and appeal of international legends like Pele or Diego Maradona. While the "Summer's Tale" of 2006 still was denied a happy end, the German national team again triumphed in Brazil 2014.