The most important info for fans

Finding the perfect overnight stay and then also traveling quite comfortably to the two venues of the Fistball World Championships in Mannheim? There are various options for this:

From hotel to hostel to youth hostel: The city of Mannheim offers a wide variety of options for overnight stays. The Rhein-Neckar-Stadion and the SAP Arena are also easily accessible by bus and train using public transport. There is also a limited number of paid parking spaces available at both venues.

Mannheim: In the heart of the Electoral Palatinate

Mannheim is located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers in the Upper Rhine Plain in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The city is connected to Ludwigshafen am Rhein in Rhineland-Palatinate via two bridges. Heidelberg is also only a stone’s throw away. In the north-east, the Mannheim city area borders on Hesse.

Mannheim has a good 320,000 inhabitants. This makes it the second largest city in Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart.

Mannheim scores with many metropolitan qualities, but has retained a bit of small-town charm. The chaos and anonymity of the big city are foreign to it. Mannheim is home to people from around 170 different nations. Diversity, acceptance and cosmopolitanism are values that are actively lived in Mannheim.


This is how fans can visit the Fistball World Championships in Mannheim.


Fistball fans from Germany, Europe and all over the world will be guests in Mannheim in July 2023 to watch the games in the Rhein-Neckar Stadium and the SAP Arena. There are several ways to visit the two venues from the preliminary round to the finals. This is how it is possible to travel to the 2023 Fistball World Championship in Mannheim:

Public transport

Comfortably to the World Cup by bus & train: It has never been so easy to visit the World Cup venues by public transport. The personalized World Cup tickets guarantee free travel to and from the venues on World Cup days.

Rhein-Neckar Stadium: The “Carl-Benz-Stadion” stop is within walking distance and is served by streetcar 6 and bus 62.

SAP Arena: The stops “SAP Arena” (STR 6, Bus 50, “SAP Arena Süd” (STR 6A) and “Mannheim ARENA/MAIMARKT” (S1, S2, S3, S4, S51, RB, RE) are in the immediate vicinity of the arena. Special trains will be used for transportation on the final days.

Car & Bus

Travel by car and bus is also possible. A limited number of paid parking spaces are available in the vicinity of both venues.

Rhein-Neckar Stadium: On the A656 (direction Mannheim-Zentrum/Neckarau) at the Mannheim-Mitte junction, continue straight on in the direction of the city center. Pass the SWR and at the intersection behind the planetarium turn right onto Schubertstrasse, which leads straight onto Theodor-Heuss-Anlage. The Rhein-Neckar-Stadion is then on the left.

SAP Arena: Take the A656 in the direction of Mannheim-Mitte / Mannheim-Neckarau. At the Mannheim-Neckarau junction, leave the A656 in the direction of Neckarau, continue on the B38 a/B37, and after about 500 m turn right into Ludwigshafener Straße. Turn left there and then after approx. 200 m turn right into the street “An der Arena”.

Bike & On foot

The Rhine-Neckar Stadium and the SAP Arena can also be reached by bicycle and on foot. For the bicycles there are places to park near the entrances.

Rhein-Neckar Stadium: The World Cup stadium for the first days is located directly at Mannheim’s Luisenpark (Theodor-Heuss-Anlage 19, 68165 Mannheim). Behind the planetarium, it is important to keep to the right along Schubertstrasse, which leads straight onto Theodor-Heuss-Anlage. The Rhein-Neckar-Stadion is then on the left.

SAP Arena: The arena is located in Bösfeld in the east of the city of Mannheim near the Neuhermsheim district. Separated only by the 656 freeway, the Maimarkt grounds lie to the northeast. The address of the SAP Arena is: An der Arena 1, 68163 Mannheim, Germany.


Accommodation and overnight stay

After exciting days on the grounds of the World Fistball Championships find the right overnight stay? No problem! Whether youth hostel, camping, B&B or hotel – in Mannheim there should be something for every fistball fan.


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