Kaiserslautern - Overview
A provincial city in the south west of Germany, with a local population of under 100,000 and around 38,000 American military. Lying in a long, drawn-out valley not far from the French border, the city has been the scene of military occupation and destruction throughout its long history. Today, it has few historic buildings remaining, and the city is best known in Germany as a footballing hotbed.
Aug 21, 2004, 00:46
The Fritz Walter Stadium
The city's Fritz Walter Stadium atop the Betzenberg hill towers over the railway station and the neighbouring area of Kaiserslautern. One of the smaller grounds to stage game in the 2006 World Cup, but a true footballing ground, with no running track and the capacity to create a great atmosphere.
Nov 27, 2004, 12:04
1. FC Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern is more than just a football town, claims the city's official tourist guide. But what, it goes on to ask rhetorically, would Kaiserslautern be without football? What indeed! The city's famous club, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, is the heart that pumps at the centre of local life. In truth, the city would nothing much without it!
Nov 25, 2004, 22:11
1. FCK club records
Four times champions and twice German Cup winners. Kaiserslautern's full list of titles and near misses.
Dec 13, 2004, 13:24
Getting to the stadium
Come by train! If there's one ground to go to by train, this is it. The stadium is all of 10 minutes walk from the main station.
Nov 25, 2004, 19:29
Kaiserslautern by air
If you're first game of the tournament's going to be in Kaiserslautern and you're flying in, it's likely you'll be heading for the international airport at Frankfurt or the much smaller one at Hahn.
Dec 13, 2004, 16:45
Kaiserslautern by rail
Undoubtedly the best way to get to Kaiserslautern is by train. This page provides details of rail connections to the main railway station, just 10 minutes walk from the ground.
Nov 26, 2004, 19:00
Kaiserslautern by road
The most convenient way to get to Kaiserslautern may well be by train, but if you are driving, this page will give you an idea of distances and routes from other World Cup locations.
Nov 26, 2004, 16:10
Kaiserslautern fan park
Kaiserslautern will be showing the games on a big screen on a large square in the middle of town and having smaller events all along two roads leading from the station into the centre.
Jan 11, 2006, 00:07
Kaiserslautern, or K-Town as the resident American troops call it, is a footballing city first and foremost, and not really a place for sightseeing. Nevertheless, there are a few interesting buildings and sights.
Nov 25, 2004, 19:31