Bern stadium Bern's new national stadium opens at the end of July. The legendary Wankdorf stadium was the venue of Germany's World Cup victory in 1954, and it has now been entirely rebuilt. Its first major championship will be Euro 2008, jointly hosted by Switzerland and Austria. (Pictures: Lucyna Koch, swissinfo) swissinfo.ch As well as the football arena, the new stadium has shops, restaurants and bars. swissinfo.ch The shopping area. swissinfo.ch The grandstands are punctuated by walkways into the stadium. swissinfo.ch The stadium has 16 kiosks selling food and drinks. swissinfo.ch This colourful wall measuring 101m2 went up when building started in summer 2002. swissinfo.ch Thousands of visitors painted 4,000 cement bricks to create the largest supporters' wall in the world. swissinfo.ch The last cables are put in place. swissinfo.ch The stadium seats 32,000 spectators. swissinfo.ch For concerts, matches and festivals 40,000 seated and standing spectators can be squeezed in. swissinfo.ch The stadium is home to Bern's Young Boys football team. swissinfo.ch A snap tournament for the opening on July 30 and 31 will pit Young Boys against two foreign teams. swissinfo.ch You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sort by Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Swiss federal elections 2023 It's time to decide who sits in the Swiss parliament by casting your vote in the federal elections on October 22. Here's our election guide.