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Stuttgart hosts four 1st round games, a second round match and the third place play-off in the Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion - the home of VfB Stuttgart.

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Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion, Stuttgart

The Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion lies at the heart of the 55-hectare Cannstatter Wasen sports complex in Stuttgart. The most eye-catching feature of the stadium is the spectacular steel-cable truss construction of the membrane roof which protects every seat from the elements.

Formerly known as the Neckar Stadium, the Gottlieb Daimler Stadium is owned and run by the City of Stuttgart. The arena will host a total of six matches in the 2006  World Cup Finals and has undergone further modernisation for the event. Seating capacity is 54,000, although 57,000 fans can get in to the stadium when standing areas are included.

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Stuttgart Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion © 1800-worldcup.com

Tuesday, 13th June
Group G
France vs Switzerland (0:0)

Friday, 16th June
Group C
Holland vs Côte d'Ivoire (2:1)

Monday, 19th June
Group H
Spain vs Tunisia (3:1)

Thursday, 22nd June
Group F
Croatia vs Australia (2:2)

Sunday, 25th June
Second Round
England vs Ecuador (1:0)

Saturday, 8th July
Third-Place Match
Germany vs Portugal (3:1)

Getting to the Stadium:

The Gottlieb Daimler Stadium is located north-east of Stuttgart city centre, at Bad Cannstatt.

From Munich, Augsburg, Ulm (A8)
Turn off towards Esslingen/Stuttgart at the Wendlingen intersection. Then take the B10 towards Bad Cannstatt.

From Singen (A81), Karlsruhe (A8)
Turn off towards Stuttgart-Zentrum at the motorway intersection. Follow the B14 towards Bad Cannstatt.

From Frankfurt, Heilbronn (A81)
Take the Zuffenhausen exit and follow the B10 towards Bad Cannstatt.

From Aalen, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Waiblingen
Take the B14 towards Stuttgart as far as the Bad Cannstatt/Gottlieb Daimler Stadium exit.

There are 12,000 parking spaces at Stuttgart's Gottlieb Daimler Stadium although you might prefer to use public transport, especially as it's free if you have a match ticket.

Public Transportation in Stuttgart: (Maps)
The S1 and U11 go to Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadium from Central Station or Rotebühlplatz.

Distances From Stuttgart (By Train)

Berlin: 5hrs 25mins.
Dortmund: 3hrs 30mins.
Frankfurt: 1hr 20mins.
Gelsenkirchen: 3hrs 30mins (via Essen).
Hamburg: 5hrs 10mins.
Hannover: 3hrs 50mins.
Kaiserslautern: 1hr 30mins (via Mannheim).
Köln: 2hrs 15mins.
Leipzig: 5hrs 10mins (via Frankfurt).
München: 2hrs 15mins.
Nürnberg: 2hrs 15mins.

Flying Between Matches:

Germanwings fly from Stuttgart to Berlin and Munich.

Stuttgart Airport:
Flughafen Stuttgart is south-east of the city, close to where the A8 meets the B27. The S-Bahn (S2 or S3) connects the airport with Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (central station).

Stuttgart Accommodation

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

Stuttgart Tourism

Stuttgart, Germany's sixth largest city, is the state capital of Baden-Württemberg.

Originally established as Stutengarten (a stud farm) in the 10th century, Stuttgart became a city in the 13th century.

Around Stuttgart:
If you're based in Stuttgart for a few days you might want to explore some of the quaint towns and villages in the area.

Stuttgart City Map:
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Stuttgart Tourism:
Put together by Stuttgart Marketing und Tourismus GmbH.

Stuttgart Attractions:

Altes Schloss: (Schillerplatz 6)
Built in the AD 950 as a moated castle, to protect the stud farm, the Old Palace became the official seat of the counts and dukes of Württemberg in the 14th century. The moat was filled in during the 19th century and the castle now houses the Württembergisches Landesmuseum (Württemberg State Museum).

Mercedes Benz Museum: (Mercedesstrasse 137/1)
In addition to the Mercedes-Benz Museum, located near the Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadium, there are further sights to commemorate the inventors of the motor vehicle Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler.

The Porsche Museum, located at 42 Porschestrasse (in the Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart) is much smaller than the Mercedes Museum.

Neues Schloss:
Located in the heart of Stuttgart, the Neues Schloss was built between 1746 and 1807 and served as a residence and representative palace of the Württemberg dukes and kings.

Stuttgart City Panoramas:
View beautiful panorama images of Stuttgart.

Things To Do In Stuttgart:

Boat Trips on the River Neckar:
Board just opposite the 'Wilhelma' in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt for a cruise on the River Neckar.

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