Leipzig hosts four 1st round games and a second
round match in the Zentralstadion - the home of FC
World Cup Schedule.
Built within the walls of the old 100,000 stadium, Leipzig Zentralstadion
now has a capacity of 45,000 and is the centrepiece of the Sportforum; an area that also
includes Leipzig Arena and the Festwiese grounds, used for outdoor concerts and other
Sunday, 11th June
Serbia and Montenegro vs Holland
Wednesday, 14th June
Spain vs Ukraine (4:0)
Sunday, 18th June
France vs South Korea
Wednesday, 21st June
Iran vs Angola (1:1)
Saturday, 24th June
Second Round (Match 50)
Argentina vs Mexico
Getting to the Stadium:
The Zentralstadion in Leipzig is indeed central and it's easy enough
to walk to the Sportforum, if the trams are crowded.
Arriving by Car:
Turn off the motorway at the Leipzig Günthersdorf exit and follow signs to the Innenstadt
or Zentrum. Once you reach Leipzig city centre, drive along Merseburger Strasse to
Lützner Strasse. Turn left and follow the main road to Jahnallee. It might feel like
you're heading for the centre again but you should soon see the Sportforum and stadium on
Leave the motorway at the Leipzig Mitte exit and follow the B2 towards Leipzig centre
(Innenstadt or Zentrum). Turn right into Berliner Strasse and then left when you get to
Gerberstrasse. Turn right at the next crossroads, in the direction of Merseburg, and
continue on to Jahnallee. The Sportforum and stadium will soon be on your right.
Public Transportation in
From Leipzig Hauptbahnhof to the Sportforum take trams 3, 7 or 15. The journey is 5 stops
and takes about 10 minutes.
Map of the
area around Leipzig Hauptbahof.
Map of the
area around Leipzig Zentralstadion.
Distances From Leipzig (By Train)
Leipzig's Central Station is one of the largest terminus train
stations in Europe.
Berlin: 1hr 35mins
Dortmund: 4hrs 55mins.
Frankfurt: 3hrs 25mins.
Gelsenkirchen: 5hrs 15mins.
Hamburg: 3hrs 30mins.
Hannover: 2hrs 45mins.
Kaiserslautern: 5hrs 5mins (via
Köln: 4hrs 55mins (via Frankfurt).
Nürnberg: 3hrs 15mins.
Stuttgart: 5hrs 30mins (via
Flying Between Matches:
fly from Leipzig to Cologne.
Leipzig, in Sachsen
(Saxony), is well-known as a city of culture.
Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
Friedrich Schiller, Richard Wagner and Friedrich Nietzsche are just some of the people who
have been residents or students in Leipzig.
Take a photographic tour around the city of Leipzig.
View beautiful panorama images of Leipzig.
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