Euro 2008 football

Old May 8th, 2008, 05:31 PM
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Euro 2008 football

We are going to be in Vienna June 7 - 10th and see that the Euro football games are going to be held then. Didn't know that when we booked our time there. Can't change plans, we are staying at the Pension Nossek, where is that in relationship to where the matches will be held?
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Old May 8th, 2008, 10:02 PM
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"the Euro football games are going to be held then"

They're not.

There's one match in Vienna on June 8. And as far as you're concerned, that's it. It'll bring a few Croats into Vienna. Apart from that, some Austrians will travel to the ground an hour before, watch the match for 90 minutes then go home quietly.

It'll produce about as much disruption as a Boy Scout procession to church.
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I do not believe that above poster gives a good picture of Euro 2008 in Vienna.
Yes, just one match during the time of your visit Austria - Croatia June 8.

As Croatia is not far from Vienna - a good crowd of fans from there expected.
The Stadium seats about 50000 and to my knowledge is " sold out " for this match.
The stadium is located in the 2nd district in the area of the Prater, some distance from the city center.
A new UBahn ( subway ) will bring fans from several city center stops directly to the stadium entrance- most fans will use this route as their ticket includes use of the transport system.
In addition , a fan zone has been arranged along the Ringstrasse ( the main circulat boulevard that circles the city center).
The zone itself will extend from the Hofburg Palace to the City Hall- perhaps the most visited area of the Ring.
Giant screens are erected for fans to watch matches - kiosks for food and drink and amusements for fans will be available.
The city of Vienna expects many thousands of fans( estimates of 25000 - 100000 depending on match) to use these facilities, especially as it is free to everyone.
In addition, as the above covers the entire Ring road in that area, all traffic will be detoured. The streetcars usually transiting this area will be curtailed, re routed or cancelled.
These include lines #1 #2 D and J.
all major transport for people in the city center.

Hardly as much disruption " as a Boy Scout Procession to Church."
Fortunately , Pension Nossek is on Graben , a pedestrian shopping street in the city center.
While not directly affected by the above , Graben will still see many extra people wandering around.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 01:56 AM
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It will be perfectly safe if crowded.

The Croats are pussycats and the Austrians all have to rush home to feed the women in their cellars.

What is it with Austrians and bunkers?
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I always amazes me how much North Americans are scared by a mere sport, simply because they are not good at it.
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Thanks for replys.

As for safety - no more of a concern than anytime you are in an area with a lot of people.

I am glad it will not hinder our getting to and from the airport.

The city transportation we will deal with and look forward to a new type of adventure that we hadn't planned on.
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>>What is it with Austrians and bunkers?<<

Roughly the same as with builders in Gloucester...
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Old May 9th, 2008, 02:59 AM
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Yeah but Uncle Fred and Auntie Rose didn't keep 'em down there - well not alive.

The other thing aboput the Euro Championship is it is the one time that all of Europe is united - we all hate the Germans.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 05:23 AM
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Yes, as the Swiss say: "we are neutral, we don't care who beats the Germans."
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Do I scent envy, especially from our English friends?
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Well yes, you do.

However let's be honest - it's going to be pants without England getting knocked out on penalties in the quarter finals isn't it?

I am thinking of adopting a country - which one should I pick (obviously not Germany)?

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hi CW -

will any Spurs players be featured in this fussballfest?

if so, there's your answer.

regards, ann
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Modic is Croatian - but they knocked England out.

Malbranque is French - but i don't think he'll make he squad, and anyway no englishman can support the frogs.

So that doesn't help much.

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>(obviously not Germany),

Come on CW, get over yourself! It is possible... I know... just think positive thoughts. Try something different & new!
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Old May 9th, 2008, 07:01 AM
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Go on then. Tell me something positive about Germany.
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Ah, weīre well known for our easy approach to life! It isnīt a coincidence that German expressions as "dolce far niente" or "savoir vivre" made their way in other languages.

And our football team might not be successful, but itīs always a pleasure to watch their attractive offensive football. Others might try to copy us (as the Brazilians who call themselves the Germans of South America) but they seldomn match our technical proficiency.

Let the Italians produce cars and the English cook, but Germans know how to enjoy life.
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Well that's the first point - first class ironists.

But that point is lost straight away for the mullets.

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CW, you should pick Spain. You will suffer a lot but in the meantime you can enjoy some good football
I think an UK TV channel said they were going to root for Spain, it was very funny, they even made a video with all hooligans and their beers in Spain's shirt.
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Go on then. Tell me something positive about Germany.

Beer, Wursts, beer, Wursts, beer
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Donīt forget bierwurst.
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