Stuttgart FIFA World Cup 2006
The Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium will have a seating capacity of 54,000 for the FIFA World Cup 2006 and it is situated east of Stuttgart city centre near the Mercedes works and the River Neckar. The stadium is well fed by road, and public transport access is also good.
Located in Germany’s southwest, not far from the world famous Black Forest, Stuttgart, Germany’s sixth largest metropolis, is a charming city set within a picturesque valley. The city boasts excellent shopping and dining as well as some quality entertainment areas, while transport options for getting here and away are also good, making travel during the FIFA World Cup 2006 convenient.
Stuttgart hotels World Cup 2006
Stuttgart is loaded with accommodation choices, from bed & Breakfasts and guesthouses to upmarket apartments and hotels; however, you may find it difficult to find any rooms during the World Cup 2006, so booking as far ahead as possible is a must.
Stuttgart shopping and nightlife
While not quite as trendy and fashionable as Milan, Stuttgart does have its fair share of boutiques, home as it is to top designers Hugo Boss and Ulli Knecht. Klett Passage and Calwer Passage feature upmarket designer stores, while the Flea Market on Karlsplatz has bargains galore.
Stuttgart has a vibrant night scene with some great watering holes and clubs to celebrate during the World Cup 2006. For a choice of drinking establishments, head for the west end of Stuttgart or Schwabenzentrum, Hans-im-Glück-Brunnen and Wilhelmsplatz. Amadeus, Palast der Republik and Café Stella are three of the city’s best pubs, while for wine bars try the Bohnenviertel.
If you plan on spending time in Stuttgart during the FIFA World Cup 2006, there are many other attractions to fill you time, such as the beautiful Schlossgarten (palace garden), which is home to the Schloss Rosenstein, the Natural History Museum, and the Wilhelma Botanical Gardens and Zoo. The Mercedes Benz Museum is also a must-see.
Getting to Stuttgart
Stuttgart’s Echterdingen Airport is located to the south of the city and receives numerous flights from major European cities, including from UK destinations, making getting to the World Cup 2006 a breeze. Flights also arrive here from all over Germany. Frequent trains leave for Stuttgart and take about 30 minutes, while road access to the city centre and hotels is via the A8. Stuttgart is also well connected to other German cities by railway and indirect trains run all the time from London.