Hamburg - Overview
Erstwhile stomping ground of former England favourite Kevin Keegan, Hamburg is Germany's second largest city and a major European port.
A city and state in its own right, Hamburg was formerly a key player in the Hanseatic League of trading cities and retains its freeport status to this day.
Aug 21, 2004, 00:43
Hamburger Sport Verein
Six times German champions, HSV, the Hamburger Sport Verein or Hamburg Sports Club, is the host club for the 2006 World Cup in this busy port city.
Jan 18, 2005, 00:54
The AOL Arena
Article includes pictures and details of the AOL Arena, or - as many locals still call it - the Volksparkstadion.
|Hamburg's AOL Arena|
Mind you, to keep FIFA happy, you have to call it the 'FIFA World Cup Stadium, Hamburg' - despite the 15m euros AOL paid for the naming rights. Otherwise you might upset FIFA's own sponsors!
Dec 22, 2004, 00:31
AOL Arena gallery 1
External shots of the AOL Arena in Hamburg.
Dec 21, 2004, 23:28
AOL Arena gallery 2
Interior shots of the AOL Arena.
Dec 22, 2004, 01:24
City centre to stadium
The AOL Arena is further from the city centre than many of the stadiums in the other World Cup venues, nevertheless it still takes under half-an-hour to get there on public transport from central locations such as the main railway station.
Feb 12, 2005, 15:48
Hamburg by air
Hamburg has its won airport, providing direct flights to and from 5 other World Cup venues and at least four European capital cities. Full details here, plus information on getting from the airport to the stadium or the city centre.
Feb 12, 2005, 19:55
Hamburg by rail
Hamburg railway station is one of the main rail hubs in northern Germany, with direct trains to 9 of the other 11 World Cup cities.
Feb 8, 2005, 20:44
Hamburg by road
As the northernmost city to host World Cup games in 2006, road trips from Hamburg to many of the southern towns will a very long haul - here, however, are full details of distances, key motorways en route and links to our route planner and pages on driving in Germany.
Dec 29, 2004, 19:07
Hamburg club records
Seven - officially six - times German
champions, European and European Cup Winners' Cup holders in the past,
Hamburg is a club with a proud record.
Feb 2, 2005, 18:33