The World Cup stadium carries a great name
The Fritz Walter Stadium, simply called the “Betze” by the locals, was the venue of four preliminary games and one round of sixteen at the World Cup 2006 – Kaiserslautern is thus the smallest World Cup city in which a round of sixteen game has ever been played.
A game in the Fritz Walter Stadium is an unforgettable experience for any visitor. That is valid for the games of the 1st FC Kaiserslautern. And also with the World Cup 2006, the soccer fans from around the world felt at home here. For this, the city and state have invested a lot after the club almost went bankrupt and the stadium was transferred to the city-owned Fritz Walter Stadion GmbH.
The Fritz Walter Stadium has since then been among the most beautiful soccer arenas in Germany. Before the soccer World Cup 2006, the west curve was extended and thus the continued development of the stadium, which has lasted for around 15 years, was completed. The Fritz Walter Stadium has since then had around 48,500 seats, a media and lodge tower complete the modernization.
The Betzenberg Mountain, that’s 28,650 centimeters of fame. To speak of a mountain with a height of 286.5 meters is somewhat presumptuous, but soccer professionals have referred to the Betzenberg Mountain for decades as the hardest mountain in Germany to climb for a reason.