Serial winners, slayers of Soviet champions, banned by their own federation, and hounded by the Nazis. This is the tragic story of Dresdner SV.
The upcoming Aue vs Dresden encounter is the latest chapter in one of Germany's fiercest rivalries, but why is seemingly every match between East German sides a "derby"?
Charting football's development in the early years of the GDR offers glimpses into the challenges of remoulding society.
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.