Chemie Leipzig isn't the powerhouse it once was, but that's fine, because it is more than just a football club.
Wuppertaler SV are relative minnows in the grand scheme of European football, but back in the 1970s, they embarked on a Bundesliga adventure that went down in history.
SSV Ulm is both a sleeping giant and a provincial minnow. The club is proof that you can make headlines even if success eludes you.
Defying the odds seems to have become tradition at FSV Zwickau. The Swans have always been the underdogs.
Former DFB-Pokal finalists Stuttgarter Kickers find themselves languishing in the amateur 5th tier. Their fall from grace has been nothing short of tragic.