It is Christmas come early for Bundesliga fans as looks back at some of the best fans from the Hinrunde, the first half of the season. After you have seen our selection, tell us about your favourite fans of the 2015/16 campaign to date via our Twitter account: @Bundesliga_EN #BL2015

Schalke's #StandUp campaign

In late summer the refugee crisis in Europe dominated global headlines, with thousands of people fleeing their homeland to seek shelter elsewhere. Germany was at the forefront of helping those displaced by conflict, and the Bundesliga played its part too. While clubs across the country stepped up to offer support, FC Schalke 04 launched one of the more prominent campaigns - the #StandUp initiative, spearheaded by former striker Gerald Asamoah. “Stand up if you’re Schalke” is a chant that brings everyone involved with the Royal Blues to their feet when heard in the terraces. “Stand up if you’re human” is Asamoah’s cry in the name of the club in this political debate. Fans everywhere were galvanised to provide support and help make the plight of those most in need a little easier to bear.

The #StandUp campaign explained

Head here for an overview of how Bundesliga clubs helped out

The social media reaction to Schalke's #StandUp campaign

A look at some of the projects Bundesliga clubs have undertaken in support of refugees

Here's what the #StandUp initiative is all about:

Darmstadt's VIP chef

© imago / Jan Huebner

Celebrity fans are nothing new in football, but one prominent SV Darmstadt 98 supporter took her passion to new levels in November. After losing a bet with head coach Dirk Schuster, international tennis star Andrea Petkovic made good on her promise to serve up sausages at Darmstadt's Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor on Matchday 14. Donning an apron and expertly handling a pair of tongs, she made sure her fellow Lilien were well fed and watered during the match against 1. FC Köln. True love for one's club indeed!

The full story on Petkovic's day at the grill

Highlights of Darmstadt's draw with Köln on Matchday 14

See where Petkovic currently lies in the WTA ranking

Watch Petkovic in action at a Darmstadt sausage stand in the video below:

Dortmund's Südtribune

It is an experience that has to be witnessed first-hand to be believed, an adventure that routinely leaves first-time visitors open-mouthed in astonishment: Borussia Dortmund's Südtribune, the South Stand at the club's Signal Iduna Park stadium. Home to the Yellow Wall, it is a swathe of 25,000 die-hard supporters that fill the terrace behind one of the goals at every home game, urging their team forwards. It comes as no surprise Thomas Tuchel's men are unbeaten at home in the Bundesliga this season, winning seven and drawing one. If BVB are to keep pushing FC Bayern München in the title race in the second half of the campaign, the Dortmund faithful will play no small part in their efforts to do so.

The Yellow Wall explained

The BVB matchday experience

Why fans are drawn to the Signal Iduna Park

Get the lowdown on BVB's famed 'Yellow Wall' in the video below: