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Fifa World Cup 2006 in Germany

The Fifa Soccer World Cup 2006 in Germany had become the biggest party of the century. We hosted the Fifa World Cup 2006 here in Germany from June 9th until July 9th, 2006.

New stadiums have been built specifically for the Fifa World Cup. I guided you through these twelve German Cities and gave you some insider tips on where to go before and after the matches. Now, these tips are still of value! wink

The stadiums with its games are quite gripping, but the cities have a lot more to offer as well! So it's a very good idea to travel through Germany by train once you are here. And after the matches... the party went on in the main stations as well as downtowns, too.

Fifa World Cup 2006 Logo
Fifa World Cup 2006 Logo
A Time To Make Friends™

Well, it was, in fact, a time to make friends!™ smile

Twelve venues were extended and modernized or again built respectively, so that the most modern play places of the world have been used with the Fifa World Cup 2006.

You can find the twelve World Cup Venues below. Take a peek and be amazed as for how modern they had become and how huge they are.

Be aware, though, that the venues pages are now embedded into their city's sections respectively. Meaning, once you digged into a stadium and would like to see another one please use your browser's Back button to get back here and therefore one-click access to the remaining venues.

Good. Now to the venues (alphabetical order)...

Berlin Stadium — Olympic Stadium

Berlin Stadium

Built from 1934 to 1936 for the Olympic Summer Games 1936, the Olympic Stadium Berlin is a huge stadium. Designed for 76,176 people, it has the biggest capacity and is considered as a 5-Star stadium. Outstanding characteristics of the converted stadium are... [more...]

Cologne Stadium — Müngersdorfer Stadion

Cologne Stadium

The Cologne Stadium was first built in 1923 as the Müngersdorfer Stadion. Renewed in 2003, it now bears the name Rhein-Energie-Stadion and has a capacity for 46,120 fans. Contrary to its buildings of its forerunners it exhibits no more track and running... [more...]

Dortmund Stadium — Westfalenstadion

Dortmund Stadium

The Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, sonsidered as Bundesliga's Opera House, was built in 1974 for its World Cup which was held in Germany as well. It has a capacity for 66,981 crazy people. Their faithful fans build the highest spectator cut in Europe... [more...]

Frankfurt Stadium — Waldstadion

Frankfurt Stadium

The Waldstadion in Frankfurt called Commerzbank Arena has a capacity of 48,132 and was built first in 1925. Since them, there were three reconstructions. It is now considered as the "World's Largest Convertible" because of its architectural highlight — the... [more...]

Gelsenkirchen Stadium — Arena Auf Schalke

Gelsenkirchen Stadium

Gelsenkirchen has a new stadium. They spent it the name Arena auf Schalke (or since recently Veltins Arena), because of its Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04. It is the only one in Germany equipped with a chapel, in which baptisms and weddings regularly take place... [more...]

Hamburg Stadium — AOL-Arena

Hamburg Stadium / AOL-Arena

The AOL-Arena in Hamburg was originally built in 1925 as the Altonaer Stadion, and later to the Volksparkstadion. The building has been turned around by 90° in 1998 and reconstructed. It now has space for 55,800 spectators and is considered as an official 5-Star v... [more...]

Hanover Stadium — AWD-Arena

Hanover Stadium

Originally built in 1954, the Hanover Stadium is a top modern arena today. The first international match that had been held here was in 1954, Germany vs. France. In 1982, the stadium started to become a good place for rock and pop events. World-famous bands... [more...]

Kaiserslautern Stadium — Fritz-Walter-Stadion

Kaiserslautern Stadium

The Fritz-Walter-Stadion is the match place of the Bundesliga club 1. FC Kaiserslautern and was built in 1920 on the famous Betzenberg. It is considered as the venue with the best and loudest fans, calling their stadium lovely Betze. Fritz Walter, name giver for this venue, is... [more...]

Leipzig Stadium — Zentralstadion

Leipzig Stadium

Perfect Connection of Modern Age and Tradition. The Zentralstadion Leipzig, once the largest stadium in Germany, had had a capacity of 100,000 and was built in 1956. In 1997, the Leipzig City Council decided to construct a new pure football stadium within the old stadium w.... [more...]

Munich Stadium — Allianz-Arena

Munich Stadium

In this architectural wonder work, the opening match of the Fifa World Cup 2006 took place. 66,016 raving fans found their room in this terrific venue. It is, in my opinion, the most beautiful stadium world-wide. People are fascinated by the stadium's illuminated façade... [more...]

Nuremberg Stadium — Franken-Stadion

Nuremberg Stadium

The Nuremberg Stadium, also a venue of the Fifa World Cup 2006, is being called Franken-Stadion (Franconia-Stadium). It was originally created in 1928 for 37,000 people. After 1933, the National Socialists included the arena in their party rally program of ev... [more...]

Stuttgart Stadium — Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion

Stuttgart Stadium

The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, called after the founder of the automobile, is the home of the Bundesliga club VFB Stuttgart and was built in 1933. It has a gross capacity of 54,267 and is being used for sport events such as World Athletics Championships and... [more...]


I hope you enjoyed spending some time in our world-class stadiums. Remember to stroll through the cities' pages, too!

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Voices of Confederations-Cup and World Cup Attendees:
I must make a complement for the supervisors. So far the Confederations Cup was regarded like a stepchild. In Germany however it became yardable.

Sepp Blatter,
Fifa President
The Hotel Personnel did really everything in order to arrange our stay pleasant!

Ronaldinho, World Soccer Player, Brazil
Everywhere, we met with a friendly reception. Comfort, supply, organization — everything was in the best way.

Argentinian National Soccer Team
The mood in Germany is excellent, and the stadiums are very modern.

Borgetti, World Soccer Player, Mexico
The Germans have done a great job. They have quite good hotels. We felt very comfortable.

Zico, National Coach of Japan
Everything at the Confederations-Cup were perfectly organized, and the stadiums are impressing.

Angelos Bassinas, National Soccer Player, Greece
Brilliant organisation, First Class stadiums, good training places, smooth transfairs with much comfort, and a great hospitality on all our stages.

Australian National Soccer Team
All Germans were so amiable, and everything was so clean. Kompliment for a fantastic organisation.

Tunesian National Soccer Team