Discover Germany, Issue 55, October 2017

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Discover Germany  |  Special Theme  |  Culture Highlights Switzerland – Top Museums 2017

Xherdan Shaqiri. “From the expert to the young fan, the museum offers something new to explore for any football enthusiast,” Ansorge adds.

with a smile. Another highlight is the giant walk-in pinball machine, where everyone can test his or her own football skills in a fun environment.

The FIFA World Cup gallery is the true heart of the exhibition. A variety of exclusive football gems await the visitors. There is, for example, the base of the very first World Cup Trophy, which was discovered by chance at the FIFA archives. Or the shoe of the 1950 World Cup top scorer Ademir Marques de Menezes, who back in the day already pinched his name into his shoe with a needle.

The museum is not only a must for tourists and football fans, but also for companies that want to offer something special to their partners, employees or clients. The modern building features state-of-the-art conference, meeting and seminar facilities with superb event catering, but the atmosphere is what makes it most special. It is a place where teamwork, fighting spirit, leadership and success is in the air.

“My personal favourite is an installation of street footballs from all over the world. It embodies two core features of football: The simplicity of the game and the people’s passion for the sport,” says Ansorge

The ‘Maracanã’ is the ideal location for events with up to 75 guests. It is a modern seminar room equipped with the newest audio and video technologies. Three interpreter’s booths make simultaneous trans-

Galaxy of Balls.

Original FIFA World Cup Trophy.

lations possible and are therefore perfect for international seminars. There are various other locations of different sizes available including the most recent addition: a modern event hall which can host up to 140 people and is decorated with the vibrant original team jerseys of the 32 participating teams of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Various tours can also be booked as part of an event and can be held in nine different languages. All in all, the FIFA World Football Museum is a vivid celebration of the sport’s rich heritage. It is certainly not just a museum, but a truly inspiring place that brings the continents together and encourages everyone to be part of our global team. For more information, visit the following website: www.fifamuseum.com

Rainbow.

Event Hall.

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