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Hannover hosts four 1st round games and a second round match in the AWD Arena - the home of Hannover 96.

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AWD Arena, Hannover

Hannover's AWD Arena was formerly known as the Niedersachsenstadion (Lower Saxony Arena). Out of a 50,000 capacity (for domestic games), the AWD arena has some 43,000 seats.

Hannover, AWD Arena - ©
Hannover AWD Arena ©

Monday, 12th June
Group E
Italy vs Ghana (2:0)

Friday, 16th June
Group D
Mexico vs Angola (0:0)

Tuesday, 20th June
Group A
Costa Rica vs Poland (1:2)

Friday, 23rd June
Group G
Switzerland vs South Korea (2:0)

Tuesday, 27th June
Second Round
Spain vs France (1:3)

Getting to the Stadium:

Coming to Hannover by Car:
Leave the A2 (from Berlin or Dortmund) at the 'Hannover-Herrenhausen' exit. Heading towards the city you'll see signs for the ground.

If you're coming into Hannover on the A7 (from Hamburg or the south) then take the 'Hannover-Anderten' exit. The B65 goes towards Hannover and you'll see the signs.

If you're travelling on foot, it's easy enough to walk to the stadium.

From Hannover main station, follow Bahnhofstrasse to Karmarschstrasse, then left into Culemannstrasse and right to the stadium, at Arthur Menge Ufer.

Public Transportation in Hannover:
Buses 131 (clockwise) and 132 (anticlockwise) both go to the Stadion. Alternatively, you can catch the S3, S7 or S9 to Waterlooplatz and walk the rest of the way.

Distances From Hannover (By Train)

Most World Cup venues can be reached from Hannover within a few hours by train, apart from Munich, Stuttgart and Kaiserslautern.

Berlin: 1hr 30mins.
Dortmund: 1hr 40mins.
Frankfurt: 2hrs 20mins.
Gelsenkirchen: 2hrs 15mins.
Hamburg: 1hr 20mins.
Kaiserslautern: 3hrs 50mins (via Mannheim).
Köln: 2hrs 40mins.
Leipzig: 2hrs 45mins.
München: 4hrs 45mins.
Nürnberg: 2hrs 55mins.
Stuttgart: 3hrs 50mins.

Hannover Accommodation

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

Hannover Tourism

Hannover, the capital of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), was once a medieval village on the banks of the River Leine.

A market is said to have been held here as early as AD 950.

Hannover City Panoramas:
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Hannover Attractions:

Hannover Sightseeing:
Many of Hannover's major sights can easily be seen on foot. If you want to get a taste of them online, you'll need to allow pop-ups when you visit this site.

Herrenhäuser Gärten:
The Herrenhausen Gardens are a little way out of the centre but a visit is possible with public transport - trams 4 and 5 take about 10 minutes to Herrenhäuser Gärten  from Kröpke.

Regional Highlights:
The Hanover region offers interesting trips for sightseeing and little adventures. At the seaside, in the hills or in lively, charming towns - you'll find a large variety of activities to keep you busy in the Hannover region.

Eating Out in Hannover:

Restaurants in Hannover:
The restaurant scene in Hannover is a colourful one, with 1,500 establishments to choose from. In summer, the beer gardens and street cafés draw the crowds while in winter its the cosy pubs and bars around the station and Raschplatz that warm the soul.

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