Porto Seguro for Germany World Cup Brazil!Dec 14th 2013
Germany are building their own World Cup hotel and training base near Porto Seguro, Bahia.
"We saw at the previous World Cup in 2010 that short distances between team headquarters, training pitches and media centre are crucial for everyone involved," the team manager Oliver Bierhoff said.
The "Campo Bahia", as their headquarters will be known, consists of 65 rooms still under construction with a what the DFB said was a "village atmosphere" and well away from the crowded metropolitan areas of Sao Paolo and Rio. It is to be completed by March.
The location is also 45 minutes from the Port Seguro airport which Germany will use for their group matches to cities within two hours' flying time. "It was important for us to minimize any travel fatigue because of the size of the country and the great distances between cities," Bierhoff said.
The Germans have been drawn in Group G and face Portugal in Salvador on 16 June before travelling to Fortaleza to face Ghana on 21 June and finishing off in Recife against USA five days later.
They will kick off their pre-tournament preparations with a camp in Italy on 21 May before playing friendlies against yet undetermined teams on 1 June and on 6 June and departing for Brazil on 7 June.
Germany also have scheduled friendlies on 5 March against Chile and on 13 May against Poland.