As in most European countries, football is part of everyday life in Switzerland. And it does not matter whether you kick the ball around yourself, or prefer to watch a game from the comfort of your couch – the main thing is to enjoy the game with friends or family.
The home of football history
The successful team sport moves and excites people all over the world. To celebrate the sport, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has set up the FIFA World Football Museum. Over 1,000 exhibits make football history come alive in a spacious area of 3,000 square metres. Visitors can experience the rise of football to a global event and the history of FIFA up close through historical documents, books, videos and images.
The highlight: the original FIFA World Cup trophy
It is 36 centimetres tall, weighs six kilograms and is made of solid 18-carat gold. And there it is, the original FIFA World Cup trophy – only a five minutes' walk from the Engimatt City & Garden Hotel. Experience it up close and feel the emotions attached to it.