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World Cup 2006 – Group G: Switzerland team hotel

KurhotelIf there’s one team that must be really looking forward to the World Cup, it’s Switzerland.   It’s been 12 years since they last competed in the final stages, having missed ou ton the World Cup finals of 1998 and 2002. They’ve chosen to stay at Kurhotel Fürstenhof  in Bad Bertrich, Rhineland-Palatinate – just 30 kilometres from Hahn Airport. Interestingly, the mayor of Bad Bertrich, Günter Eichberg, was a former president of Schalke 04 and personally knew the Swiss trainer, Köbi Kuhn, and it’s thought this could have been a deciding factor in the choice of the Swiss. The 5-star hotel has a  Glauber’s salt thermal  indoor swimming pool, the only hotel in Germany to have one.   The above is one of a series of blog entries highlighting the luxury hotels that will be home to the national teams participating in the 2006 Fifa World Cup. If you have actually stumbled upon this page because you are looking for accommodation for the World Cup, try A Germany Hotel which lists hotels throughout the country, caters for a variety of budgets, and offers online booking.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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