The Kaiserslautern Stadium or Fritz-Walter-Stadion

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The Kaiserslautern Stadium, also called Fritz-Walter-
Stadion, is the match place of the Bundesliga club 1. FC Kaiserslautern (1. FCK), which was built in the year 1920 on the Kaiserslautern Betzenberg.

Until 1985, the Betzenberg was also name giver for the stadium (Betzenberg-
stadion), whereby its fans still call it lovely Betze.

Since that time, name giver for this stadium is the soccer legend Fritz Walter, with whom the 1. FCK became German Master in the years 1951 and 1953.

In addition, Fritz Walter became world champion in 1954. He is often admired as "the founder of Kaiserslautern," because of his unmistakable modesty and faithful personality. He always was faithful to the club 1. FCK. He never ever wanted to go to any other club on the planet. He didn't care about money, only about love, passion and sacrifice. So he played in Kaiserslautern for 31 years — from 1928, where he was seven years young, till 1958.

306 goals in 379 club matches and 33 goals at 61 international matches made him to one of the most successful soccer player.

The Federal Republic of Germany decorated him with the large Order of Merit (1970) as well as three times with the silver laurel leaf (1951, 1954 before and after the WC). The honour play leader of the German national team and the 1. FCK received in 1995 the merit medal of the football world union FIFA and has been appointed to the honour citizen of the country Rhineland-Palatinate and the city Kaiserslautern.

Kaiserslautern Stadium called Fritz-Walter-Stadion
Kaiserslautern Stadium

The Kaiserslautern Stadium, which is one of twelve venues of the soccer world championship in Germany, is an unforgettable experience for each visitor. Addicted fans, jelling spectators; you will become a fan of this club and/or this stadium as well.

You will see wink.

Anyway, as I told you that the stadium is currently in reconstruction process, in November 2005 it should be finished though. It then offers space for 48.500 insane spectators smile.

Amazing stadium, amazing city, amazing people! But let's go ahead and discover secrets of another German city.


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How to get to Kaiserslautern Stadium / Fritz-Walter-Stadion
Footpath Footpath 15 minutes
From: Hauptbahnhof
(Hbf = main station)
Car / Taxi Car / Taxi
Destination: Zum Betzenberg
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