|Mr Peter Seidel (Photo: MT)|
Mr Peter Seidel, German Consul General in
- Many football fans across the globe are already looking forward to this spectacular event to be held in
- As a matter of fact, the preparation details of our team as well as the strategy which Jürgen Klinsmann is going to pursue are still confidential. I am, however, convinced that the very best has been done to prepare our players both individually and, most importantly, as a team. I trust that all the efforts of a thorough preparation will lead to a great success.
|Germany football team|
- In June 2006,
- All the teams have taken up their headquarters in various German cities; some of them have chosen German Railways (Deutsche Bahn) as means of transport and will be traveling in the most advanced trains available and especially reserved for them during their stay. For more than one million visitors we have made lots of careful preparations. All of the stadiums have either been newly built or have undergone a complete refurbishment according to the highest standards of architecture, utilities for the teams and comfort and safety for the spectators and fans.
- The World Cup is a unique chance to present hospitable
- Many brochures and TV spots/DVDs have been distributed by German institutions all over the world, e.g. Deutsche Welle TV and Broadcasting, the Goethe Institutes, our embassies and consulates. The host cities and towns have further improved their already excellent road systems and public transportation infrastructure, provide accommodation for every budget and offer many special arrangements and attractions for our guests. Oversized TV screens in prominent places of the host cities will provide live pictures of the matches for those who have not been able to obtain tickets. Special and carefully prepared measures are being taken to ensure maximum security and safety while maintaining an overall festive and happy atmosphere.
- What activities are you going to celebrate the World Cup Finals in
- Before and during the World Cup, the consulate does participate in several events, e.g. the Sports Gala, and, in cooperation with LUFTHANSA German Airlines, I am hosting a reception in HCMC on the day of the opening ceremony and the opening game between
- How does the German community in HCMC enjoy the World Cup?
- The German community in HCMC is highly motivated to enjoy the World Cup and to support the German team. Many of my fellow countrymen are taking the opportunity to prolong their stay in