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From angling to yoga, up to 230 Aachen sport clubs offer you a wide range of activities. The city of Aachen has 35 sports grounds, 75 indoor sports centres as well as 14 gymnasiums at its disposal. Apart from these, there are numerous private sports centres, tennis-, squash- and badminton courts, fitness centres, ice-skating rinks and walls for climbing practice. Apart from this, in the surroundings of Aachen, there are several golf courses within easy reach. One open-air and five indoor swimming-pools welcome swimmers of all ages.

Apart from sport as a pastime, Aachen has a lot to offer the professional sportsmen.

One of the prides of Aachen is the Alemannia football team with its new Tivoli stadium. In 1969, the club was the runner-up in the federal football league. Although, they had to suffer relegation to the regional league in the meantime, Alemannia have hit the headlines again since their readmission to the Second League in 1999.

The show jumping arena is in the immediate vicinity and Aachen has a reputation as a show jumping capital because of the annual CHIO (Concours Hippique International Officiel), the international jumping, dressage, eventing, driving and vaulting championship. The Aachen-Laurensberger-Rennverein (ALRV) has been organising the championship since 1924 with great enthusiasm. It has even succeeded in attracting to Aachen the 2006 World Equestrian Games which take place every four years.

Aachen also enjoys great recognition as a centre for diving and is the Olympic training base for the German high diving team. The Latin formation dancers of the Aachen Dancing Centre (TSZ Aachen, formerly known as the Tanzsport Club Schwarz Gelb Aachen) have brought many German-, European- and world championship titles home to Aachen.