Eurail Summer Alert: Catch World Cup Soccer Excitement in Germany!

By Eurail Group G.i.e., PRNE
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

UTRECHT, Netherlands, June 9, 2011 -

- FIFA Women's World Cup, Germany, June 26 - July 17, 2011

Eurail Group G.I.E. wants to alert travelers to Europe,
especially ardent soccer fans on their way to the Women's World Cup Soccer in
Germany, that Eurail Passes continue to offer great value for money and
provide tremendous flexibility in planning itineraries for travel throughout

Germany, its people known for their hospitality and love of
soccer, is ready to welcome FIFA World Cup fans and to introduce travelers to
its excellent railway infrastructure. Germany has a staggering 47,200 km
(27,300 miles) of railway tracks available to Eurail Pass holders.

The FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer is recognized as the most
important international competition in women's soccer. Germany will be
hosting the games from June 26 to July 17, 2011. Deutsche Bahn (the German
Railway Company), one of Eurail Group's shareholders and the World Cup's
official mobility sponsor, is offering complimentary local public transport
on the days when matches are played.

For those wishing to combine a soccer match with a European
rail adventure, a Eurail Pass could be the perfect travel solution for long
distance travel within Germany and beyond. The Eurail Select Pass allows you
to "select" three to five adjoining countries, whereas the Eurail Global Pass
is valid for travel through most European countries.

Traveling by rail remains a relaxing, comfortable and
convenient way of travel, enabling passengers to enjoy the diverse
landscapes, cultures and European sights. More than 427,000 overseas
travelers experienced the ease of getting around Europe with Eurail Passes in
2010. France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland were the key markets in 2010
and continue to perform well into 2011, with local events of importance, such
as the FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer, predicted to stimulate additional

"Germany is one of the largest countries in Europe.
Considering that the various soccer matches are being held at sports arenas
across the entire nation, it is easy to combine a trip to the games with some
additional sightseeing in the area by using a rail pass. Or of course to take
advantage of your Eurail Pass to include a rail trip to the neighboring
countries," says marketing director Ana Dias e Seixas of the Eurail Group.

For more information:

    Press Contacts: Ellie Kingswell & Ana Dias e Seixas
    E-mail:, tel: +31(0)30-7516 500
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