Charting football's development in the early years of the GDR offers glimpses into the challenges of remoulding society.
Over the last 50 years, Turbine Potsdam have grown from provincial minnows into veritable giants of the women's game. But after plenty of trophy-laden seasons, success is now proving elusive.
Chemie Leipzig isn't the powerhouse it once was, but that's fine, because it is more than just a football club.
After falling into disrepair, Dresden's storied, century-old Heinz-Steyer-Stadion will now be turned into a modern sports cathedral.
Defying the odds seems to have become tradition at FSV Zwickau. The Swans have always been the underdogs.