According to the 2011 UK census, there are 274,000 Germans living on British shores.
"At the moment it is really cool to read all the very well-informed and positive articles about German football in the British press," says Karl Pfeiffer, the director of educational links at London's Goethe-Institut.
"Since the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the media perception of German football and Germany in general has dramatically changed," added Pfeiffer, who has lived in England since 1986.
"Personally I never encountered stereotypical comments or remarks, but parts of the press here before 2006 were a different matter.
"In my job I work on a German football project with Arsenal, which has two great and popular German players, Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker.
"The project is for school children and it is great to see how interested they are in in German football, too."
Dortmund's success in reaching the final has particularly struck a chord with neutral fans given the club almost went out of business eight years ago.
Under the guidance of charismatic coach Jurgen Klopp, whose popularity has seen a pop song written about him, Dortmund's run to the final has left even the most hard-hearted of seasoned aficionados willing on the men in yellow and black.
"It is really nice to see how well Dortmund and Klopp are liked all over Europe," Sandra Goldschmidt, a devoted follower of the club, told CNN.
"Everyone loves a little fairytale story like ours from nearly having to go into administration to being in a Champions League final, and that is really all thanks to Klopp.
"I guess that people in England also really admire it that we have done this without making big-money signings but by finding talents."
So as Bayern and Dortmund fans walk down Wembley Way, originally constructed by German prisoners of war in the 1940s, it will provoke a timely reminder of how the world has moved on.
And it is Krug's hope that Saturday's showpiece will galvanize further change in attitudes towards Germans.
"This year's Champions League final may well prove to be a temporary culmination of changing perceptions towards Germany," he said.
"Football has the power to change worldwide stereotypes and perceptions. It's done so in the past and it will do so again."