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Hamburg - Stadium

The Volksparkstadion in Hamburg is the first in Germany to revert to its original name after a period of being known by various sponsored names. There has been a football ground on the site since 1925. Since the launch of the Bundesliga in 1963 it has been home to HSV, who, having never been relegated (until it finally happened in 2018), gained the nickname of the league's 'dinosaur'.

The current stadium, which was has been upgraded many times in the interim, has a wave-like, transparent roof similar to those of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin and the Deutsche Bank Arena in Frankfurt, which were constructed by the same engineering firm. 

The 57,000 capacity for club matches will drop to 50,000 for the Euros due to the requirement for the ground to be in all-seater mode for the tournament.

Getting there from the city centre
From the Hauptbahnhof (main station) you can take the S21 S-Bahn (metro) heading for Elbgaustrasse and get off at Stellingen (Arenen). On matchdays there are then shuttle buses from there to the stadium. Total journey time is around 25 minutes.

From the St. Pauli piers area, you can take the S3 S-Bahn heading for Pinneberg and likewise get off at Stellingen to switch to a shuttle bus to the stadium. Total journey time: c. 22 minutes.

You can plan those and other journeys on the HVV Hamburg local public transport website. If you have a match ticket or a rail pass such as Interrail or the Deutschlandticket, you'll not need to pay any fare. You're also covered if you have a Hamburg Card, which additionally provides discounts to various tourist attractions.

Getting there from the airport
For information on getting to the stadium straight from the aiport, go to my Hamburg Airport page:

To keep this page uncluttered, I've not included any photos. Instead, I've put together a selection in this Hamburg City and Stadium Gallery

Hotels close to the stadium

Within 2 miles - Easy to get to/from

Mercure Hotel Hamburg am Volkspark
A 20-minute walk across the park to the stadium. 4-star hotel. Restaurant and bar. 24-hour front desk. Free WiFi. 

bedpark Stellingen
To the stadium it's 13 minutes by bus or 15 on foot. To the main station it's around 30 minutes by S-Bahn suburban train or underground. Rooms and apartments. Free Wi-Fi.

Arena Hostel
Simple accommodation for travellers and tradesmen. A 15-minute walk from the stadium and about 30 minutes by S-Bahn suburban train to the main station. Double and quadruple rooms, and 4-bed and 6-bed dormintories. Free parking and Wi-Fi.

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