World Cup party returns to Kaiserslautern

The Soccer World Cup returns to Kaiserslautern in June, at least for a few days. Even if the soccer ball stays in the stadium, the city of Kaiserslautern wants to revive last year’s unique atmosphere exactly one year after the opening of the FIFA World Cup 2006.

***image1***Under the motto “Comeback – World Cup Party the second,” visitors can enjoy a top entertaining program June 8 to 10. Top performer will be the international superstar Ronan Keating.

Keating, who started his career as a singer of the boy group Boyzone, has already sold more than 20 million albums and was listed in the Guinness Book of Records with the longest series of top 10 singles. Renowned are “Life is a rollercoaster,” “If tomorrow never comes” and “When you say nothing at all.” The concert with Ronan Keating takes place June 9 on the open air stage on Stiftsplatz.

***image2***The Austrian folk band Die Klostertaler will perform a diversified program including their latest album June 30.

Tickes for the Keating concert cost €36 and for the Klostertaler performance €18. They are available at any advance ticket places and at the Kaiserslautern tourist information office.

The German singer Roger Cicero, who will represent Germany at this year’s European Song Contest in Helsinki, Finland, will present swing June 8. Admission is free for this concert.

Other artists such as Jule Neigel, Menschenskinder and Swinger-Club will also perform during those three nights. Street artists and marching bands will walk through the center of town, just like last year.

***image3***From Stiftsplatz to Schillerplatz an “event mile” will be established to remind of the FIFA World Cup 2006.

In front of Stiftskirche a party zone will be set up and in the church yard a wine village will lure visitors.

Children can enjoy a special program on Schillerplatz.

Culinary specialties will be geared to the eight teams playing last year in Kaiserslautern. There will be a kangaroo bar and cocktails from Trinidad and Tobago. Palatinate specialties can also be found on the menus.

(Courtesy of City of Kaiserslautern)