During the World Cup in Korea and Japan, I was regarded as an intern reporter, translator and tour guide. I followed the press team to experience the competition at the European Cup in Portugal, but I could only run the periphery without an interview certificate. The first time I could show my fist was the World Cup in Germany.
That year, FIFA gave the Chinese Football Association more than 80 journalists for interviews. Fortunately, our newspaper was divided into two. My colleagues and I had the opportunity to cover the World Cup with a license for the first time. At that time, the reporter from International Football who was in charge of writing about the Bundesliga was studying in Germany, and had done a lot of preparations for us in advance, so there was no need to follow the press team at all. After analyzing the geographical distribution of the host cities in Germany, we decided to divide the interviews into two lines, north and south. One person interviewed the events in Gelsenkirchen, Dortmund, Cologne, Hannover, Hamburg, Berlin and Leipzig, centered on Hannover in the north. One is based in Munich in the south and is responsible for events in Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Kaiserslautern. Afterwards, after a World Cup, the 12 cities that have not been to Kaiserslautern, Nuremberg and Gelsenkirchen.
The biggest difference between a licensed interview and watching a football on-site with a regular ticket is that you have the opportunity to sit at the reporter's desk and you can watch the playback at any time on a monitor. Before watching football in South Korea and Portugal, some details of the game are not as good as watching TV. The difference The thing is that the atmosphere of the stadium is impossible to feel at home. In addition, in the media center and broadcast seats, you can also meet familiar faces in football from various countries, including retired stars or coaches, and well-known media people. The press conference and mixed zone after the game need to apply separately. Chinese journalists prefer the mixed zone because they have the opportunity to directly face the stars and ask questions.
For the opening ceremony of the Allianz Arena Germany vs. Costa Rica, my media ticket is marked DESK. This kind of benefit is not available for Chinese reporters because there are too many reporters from various countries. Usually Chinese media are the last batch of distribution Unless the Chinese team reaches the top 32 of the World Cup again, the treatment as a participating country will be completely different.
As mentioned in the previous article, Chinese journalists are far stronger than European and American media in terms of timeliness, and they have beaten Japan and South Korea in terms of professionalism. Because of the jet lag, reporters from China are the hardest part of the media lineup of more than 6,000 people in the entire World Cup, especially the sports professional media. Before going to Germany, I heard a colleague say this: "Foreign media reporters watch a five-hour game and write an hour manuscript, while Chinese reporters watch an hour game and write a five-hour manuscript." Although this is a bit exaggerated, but Also very vivid. During the more than a month in Germany, we rushed between cities almost every day, and we had to wait until the truce day if we wanted to sleep, we even had to open our laptops and type manuscripts when we were on the train. The following picture written on the train was searched on the Internet, and I have no backup for a long time.
Speaking of trains, I have always been a rail fan since I was a kid. When I was a kid, I also dreamed of being a train driver, so naturally I have to talk more about experiencing German railways during the World Cup.
The ability to watch so many games in Germany is of course due to their developed railway system. Germany covers an area of more than 350,000 square kilometers, which is a bit smaller than Yunnan Province. Since the 12 host cities have high-speed trains, it is not necessary to use airplanes and high-speeds to interview each other between the cities.
During the German World Cup group stage, my daily schedule is basically the station-train-stadium-train-station. I remember that at that time, I calculated that the average daily travel distance of almost 500 kilometers in the early stage of the World Cup. I get up every day to catch the train, and then arrive at my destination in the afternoon. After watching the ball, I write a manuscript in the press center. Then I catch the night train back to the station. If I am close, I can rush back to sleep. If the distance is far, I can only make do with the car . Although there are night trains with sleeping berths in Germany, the number is very small, and there are many nights sitting and sleeping.
In 2006, Deutsche Bahn’s official website was so powerful that I couldn’t believe it. It can be used as a travel guide. Just open the official website of Deutsche Bahn, enter the location I want to go to and the address I am currently at, and a route accurate to the minute will be provided.
2006年，德国铁路（Deutsche Bahn）的官方网站是如此强大，我简直不敢相信。它可以用作旅行指南。只需打开Deutsche Bahn的官方网站，输入我想去的位置和我目前所在的地址，即可提供准确到分钟的路线。
For example, enter the Allianz Arena in Munich and the Westfalen Arena in Dortmund. Prepare to start at around 10 o'clock. The official website of Deutsche Bahn will tell me to take U6 at 10:15 in the morning and walk for 4 minutes. Then transfer to S4, then walk for 10 minutes to Munich Railway Station, take the ICE1228 at 10:51, then arrive at 4:13, get off the bus and walk for 6 minutes to take the U45 at 4:21, and arrive at the destination at 16:32 Ground.
例如，输入慕尼黑的安联球场和多特蒙德的威斯特法伦球场。准备从10点开始。 Deutsche Bahn的官方网站会告诉我早上10:15乘坐U6并步行4分钟。然后转到S4，然后步行10分钟到慕尼黑火车站，在10:51乘ICE1228，然后在4:13到达，下车后步行6分钟，在4:21乘U45到达在地面16:32到达目的地。
This is the accuracy of the Germans. We must know that it was 2006. Until now, we have not yet presented a travel system that links public transport and railway. Navigation APP can achieve some functions, but it cannot accurately measure urban public transportation to the minute. Of course, the difference in national conditions is decisive. Nowadays, traffic jams in big cities in China are becoming more and more serious, and buses cannot guarantee punctual arrival at all. The only possibility is the linkage of subways and railways. But thinking about the bad experience of 12306, I don’t know how long it will take to wait. .
The topic returned to Germany. Isn't it possible that their train will be delayed? Of course it is possible, and the Germans, who have always liked to be punctual, are only unreliable in terms of railways. But maybe it was because of the World Cup, there was very little delay during that time. Once I was waiting for the bus on the platform, and suddenly two staff members were pushing an ice cream truck to let every waiting passenger taste it for free. When I asked, it turned out that the train on the other side of the platform was delayed by 10 minutes. This is a kind of compensation. Originally, my train was on time, but I did not expect to enjoy the benefits of another train being delayed.
In addition, I would like to say a few more words. In Germany, there are almost no waiting places for trains in railway stations, and there is no such thing as entering the station for ticket checking. Because most of the buses are very punctual, coupled with the powerful functions of the official railway website, people usually do not need to rush to the train station too early. Moreover, the number of trains is relatively frequent. Generally, the seats on the train are not full, and the seat number is not required on the ticket. If you must ensure the seat, you can reserve a seat for a few euros. There will be a reservation sign on the car at that time. Passengers who have no seats Will not take the initiative to sit here.
I have been interviewing in Germany for more than a month, and I am very relieved of the security there. I often walk back to the station from the train station at two or three in the middle of the night, and I am not afraid at all. The German world can be said to be the first high-tech anti-terrorist World Cup. The stadium has a human face recognition system and electronic technology for tickets. In addition to the protection of more than 30,000 police forces in the country, it also uses foreign police for the first time to participate in security work.
The "security incident" that can still be thought of in person is the theft during the semi-final round trip to and from Dortmund. Although it is not a major event, it is enough to be annoying.
In the press center of Westfalen Stadium, when a group of Chinese reporters went to collect media tickets for the German team's match against Italy, they were suddenly told that "something went wrong" and it would take a while to get an answer. One of the volunteers in charge of the ticket distribution was a Chinese. He said that some of the tickets were stolen by somebody. Fortunately, there are still a lot of tickets left, and some reporters did not rush to the scene, the old journalists who lost their tickets finally entered the stadium smoothly.
As we all know, the law and order in Germany is still quite good, and it is considered a country with a low crime rate in Europe. However, thefts accounted for 42% of all criminal cases in Germany that year. Especially during the World Cup, it is said that a large number of professional thieves and amateur thieves scattered all over Europe have gathered in Germany to attack fans from all over the world during the World Cup. In the fan park and outside the stadium, the police patrolling around will also hand out small flyers to tourists, introducing the various tricks of the thieves, and remind everyone to learn to protect themselves.
However, from my own experience, the situation seems not too bad. Only the outside of Frankfurt Railway Station in the cities I have visited feels a bit unsafe. Before I came to Europe, I heard that criminals focused on Chinese tourists because we were used to carrying large amounts of cash. However, judging from the situation of walking alone at night many times, it seemed that it was not too dangerous. When riding the train, you don’t have to stare at the luggage rack on your head.
However, on the way back from Dortmund to Hanover, there was a "theft" that made me feel very angry. After watching the game of the day, we must rush back to the station and prepare to move to Munich the next day. After finishing writing, it was already more than two o'clock in the morning on the train. I found my seat and took off my shoes, leaned back on the chair and started sleeping. When I arrived in Hanover, I suddenly found that one of my shoes was missing. Only then did I realize that it must have been a group of young people sitting next to me just now, half-wake up only to feel a group of German young people next to them, drinking and chatting, from time to time weird snickers, and then suddenly disappeared. Although this is not a real "theft," such a prank is bad enough. Although there is still one shoe left, I can't wear one and get off the train. I finally had to walk barefoot from the train station to the station. The next day I had to wear slippers to the mall to buy a new pair of shoes.
After talking about traveling during the World Cup in Germany, let's talk about the food in Germany. I wrote an essay at that time, so just quote some content directly.
In each stadium of the World Cup, you can always see familiar Chinese reporters, just like asking "have you eaten" in the country. In Germany, I would ask the last sentence "have you beep today?" once a colleague answered Said: "I have been beeping four times in a row. It's time to change my taste." The "du" referred to here is actually a Turkish-style hamburger that can be seen everywhere in Germany. For us, the price is both cheap and Being able to take care of their fullness has naturally become the first choice for old readers to fill their stomachs.
Before coming to Germany, I was ready to eat McDonald's and KFC for a month. The experience of interviewing the European Cup in 2004 tells me that European Chinese food and so-called "restaurants" are best not to go. The price is expensive and the amount is not large. At that time, a Big Mac at McDonald's was about 4 euros, which was within an acceptable range. We don't have more choices except hamburgers. The hot dog with a piece of German sausage tastes good. It is a good choice when waiting at the train station; it can barely make do with spaghetti or pizza. However, I heard from local international students that the most affordable thing here is "Du". Not only can you buy it everywhere, but the price of around 3 euros will definitely not make us hesitate.
来德国之前，我准备吃麦当劳和肯德基一个月。 2004年欧洲杯采访的经验告诉我，最好不要吃欧洲中餐和所谓的“餐厅”。价格昂贵，数量不多。当时，麦当劳的巨无霸大约是4欧元，在可接受的范围内。除了汉堡包，我们没有其他选择。热狗和一片德国香肠味道很好。在火车站等车时是个不错的选择。它几乎不能与意大利面或比萨饼搭配。但是，我从当地的国际学生那里听说，这里最实惠的东西是“ Du”。您不仅可以在任何地方买到它，而且3欧元左右的价格绝对不会让我们犹豫。
I have heard of the way to eat Turkish barbecue with bread in China, and it seems that there is a "baked father". After I went there, I realized that "du" is the more authentic Turkish hamburger. The full name should actually be Duner. No matter which city in Germany, you can often see such a small shop. There are usually two ovens in the small shop, and two large pieces of meat slowly rotate around the oven. The owner of Turkish descent here usually reminds you whether you want chicken or lamb. Then use a knife to cut a piece of dry bread, and stuff the chili sauce, meat, salad dressing and various vegetables into the bread until it bursts. I'm sure that few people in the world have such a big mouth that can bite down with bread on both sides and vegetables in the middle. Even the extra-large burger in the famous German fast food restaurant "Burger King" can't be worth one. The weight of duner.
There are also a considerable number of Chinese restaurants in Germany, and Chinese fast food restaurants with Chinese characters can also be seen in the food corridor of the train station. However, it is said that most of the Chinese restaurants here are run by Vietnamese, because the Chinese have all gone to open Japanese restaurants. At Leipzig Railway Station, we met such a small Chinese restaurant. The fried noodles in the picture were quite attractive, and the price of 7.5 euros did not make us flinch. The two chefs of fried noodles were all southern Chinese faces. When we said the word "fried noodles", the chefs all smiled. The cashier lady who also had Asian faces on the side said to us in German English: "You can Do you speak English?"
To be continued...
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