Cologne hosts four 1st round games and a second
round match in the Rhein Energy Stadion - the home of 1.
World Cup Schedule.
The RheinEnergie Stadion in Cologne has a 46,134
seating capacity for international matches which can be increased to 50,997 for domestic
games; when fans are allowed to stand.
Köln RheinEnergie Stadion
Sunday, 11th June
Angola vs Portugal (0:1)
Saturday, 17th June
Czech Republic vs Ghana
Tuesday, 20th June
Sweden vs England (2:2)
Friday, 23rd June
Togo vs France (0:2)
Monday, 26th June
Second Round (Match 54)
Switzerland vs Ukraine
(0:0 aet) 0:3pens
Getting to the Stadium:
Cologne's RheinEnergie Stadium is a little way out from the center,
near the intersection of the A1 and A4 motorways, to the west of the city.
Cologne has a large network of U and S Bahns so you'll be wise to have a map with you.
Getting to the stadium from Hauptbahnof (Dom) means changing at Neumarkt (two stops) for
the U1 (direction Weiden Schulstr).
The VRS (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg) mobilises the urban districts of Cologne, Bonn,
Leverkusen and the city of Monheim in the rural district of Mettmann, as well as the rural
districts of Euskirchen, Rhein-Erft, Rhein-Sieg, Rheinisch-Bergisch and Oberbergisch.
Distances From Cologne (By Train)
Berlin: 4hrs 15mins
Dortmund: 1hr 10mins.
Frankfurt: 1hr 20mins.
Hannover: 2hrs 40mins.
Kaiserslautern: 2hrs 30mins
Leipzig: 4hrs 50mins (via Frankfurt).
München: 4hrs 35mins.
Nürnberg: 4hrs 30mins (quicker via
Stuttgart: 2hrs 15mins.
Flying Between Matches:
fly from Cologne-Bonn to Berlin, Leipzig and Munich.
From the airport the S13 and RE8 both go to the city centre.
Situated on the Rhine, Köln is famous as Germany's carnival hotspot
(no wonder the Brazilian fans want to base themselves here).
You'll also have heard of Eau de Cologne (Kölnish Wasser) and Kölsch,
in case you didn't know, is the local beer.
City of Köln:
Founded by the Romans (as Colonia), Cologne is the oldest of the major German cities and
still characterised by its 2,000 years of history. It is also the fourth largest city in
Cologne - City
The Museum Ludwig is the
most famous of the ten municipal and the many ecclesiastical and private museums in this
cathedral city and provides an overview of major international works of 20th century art
while the Römisch-Germanisches
Museum gives an impressive account of the history of the Romans along the Rhine.
View beautiful panorama images of Cologne.
Attractions in Köln:
The number one attraction in Cologne is the Cathedral (Dom) and you'll see
it as soon as you come out of the main train station.
From the cathedral a walk down Hohe Strass (the pedestrian-only
shopping area) will bring you to Neumarkt, where you can catch the U1 direct to the World
There are a number of Roman remains in Cologne.
Eating and Drinking in Cologne:
The city of Köln offers an unparalleled selection of more than 3,000 bars, restaurants and
breweries; the highest number per capita than anywhere else in Germany.
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