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Hamburg hosts four 1st round games and a quarter-final match in the AOL Arena - the home of Hamburger SV.

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AOL Arena, Hamburg

Although the people of Hamburg still refer to it affectionately as the Volksparkstadium, the name AOL Arena was indirectly paid for with the people's money. Franz Beckenbauer refers to it as 'one of the nicest stadiums in Europe'.

With a 55,000 capacity for domestic games the AOL Arena will hold a little around 45,500 (all-seating) for World Cup matches.

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Hamburg AOL Arena © 1800-worldcup.com

Saturday, 10th June
Group C
Argentina vs Côte d'Ivoire (2:1)

Thursday, 15th June
Group A
Ecuador vs Costa Rica (3:0)

Monday, 19th June
Group H
Saudi Arabia vs Ukraine (0:4)

Thursday, 22nd June
Group E
Czech Republic vs Italy (0:2)

Friday, 30th June
1/4 Final
Italy vs Ukraine (3:0)

Getting to the Stadium:

If you're travelling by car, exit the A7 at the Volkspark exit.

Public Transportation in Hamburg: (Network Map)
From Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, take the S21 to Stellingen (Arena).

Distances From Hamburg (By Train)

Berlin: 1hr 35mins.
Dortmund: 2hrs 45mins.
Frankfurt: 3hrs 40mins.
Gelsenkirchen: 3hrs 20mins (via Münster).
Hannover: 1hr 20mins.
Kaiserslautern: 5hrs 10mins (via Mannheim).
Köln: 4hrs 5mins.
Leipzig: 3hrs 25mins.
München: 6hrs.
Nürnberg: 4hrs 15mins.
Stuttgart: 5hrs 10mins.

Flying Between Matches:

Germanwings fly from Hamburg to Munich and Stuttgart.

Hamburg Accommodation

Hotels in Hamburg:
Be sure of getting a room in Hamburg during the World Cup Finals by booking online before you go.

World Cup Hotels in Hamburg, by location.
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Hamburg Tourism

Hamburg is Germany's second largest city and will be the World Cup base for the US team and many of their American supporters.

The Hanseatic City's beautiful location on the Alster and Elbe rivers give it a very maritime feel. The dense network of waterways and open water help shape the city's appearance and it is said that Hamburg even has more bridges than Venice.

Hamburg Tourism:
The official site for tourist information about Hamburg.

Hamburg City Panoramas:
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Host Cities

Berlin
1st Round (4)
Quarter-final
2006 World Cup Final

Dortmund
1st Round (4)
Second Round
Semi-final

Frankfurt
1st Round (4)
Quarter-final

Gelsenkirchen
1st Round (4)
Quarter-final

Hamburg
1st Round (4)
Quarter-final

Hannover
1st Round (4)
Second Round

Kaiserslautern
1st Round (4)
Second Round

Köln
1st Round (4)
Second Round

Leipzig
1st Round (4)
Second Round

München
1st Round (4)
Second Round
Semi-final

Nürnberg
1st Round (4)
Second Round

Stuttgart
1st Round (4)
Second Round
3rd Place Match

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