Germany 2011: What will be our host city?

After Lena’s triumph two nights ago, rumours and various sources already suggest four possible host cities of 2011.

So what will be our host city of 2011?

Another capital?

The first suggestions point to either Berlin, Cologne, Hannover or Hamburg as being our host city for Eurovision 2011.

It’s still too early to tell but lets have a look at the main candidates;

The capital – of course – our first thoughts was that we are headed to Berlin. Berlin has am internationally recognised culture and it was awarded the title of “City of Design” by UNESCO in 2005. The new Arena in Berlin is the O2 World which was opened in 2008 and can hold up to 17,000 eurofans.

Above: O2 World

Above: Panorama of Berlin

Cologne is another strong candidate city. Cologne is a major cultural center in Germany and has a vibrant arts scene with more than 30 museums and hundreds of galleries. The Lanxess Arena is located in Cologne and holds up to 20,000 spectators.

Above: Lanxess Arena

Above: Panorama of Cologne

One of the first cities to be suggested was Hamburg. It is the second-largest city in Germany and has a buzzing culture and nightlife with over 40 theatres, 60 museums and 100 music venues and clubs. The O2 World Hamburg is an indoor arena that opened in 2002 and can hold up to 16,000 people.

Above: O2 World Hamburg (formerly Color Line Arena)

Above: Panorama of Hamburg

The latest rumour seems to suggest that we’ll be heading to Hannover next May. Sources say the German commentator suggested after the German victory that the TUI Arena in Hannover may just be our venue for 2011. The arena opened in 2000 and holds a maximum of 14,000 people for music events.

Above: TUI Arena

Above: Panorama of Hannover

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A German poll has recently opened you can vote here for your favourite candidate city of 2011.