Eurail Group G.I.E. wants to alert travelers to Europe, especially ardent soccer fans on their way to the Women's World Cup Soccer in Germany, that Eurail Passes continue to offer great value for money and provide tremendous flexibility in planning itineraries for travel throughout Europe.

Germany, its people known for their hospitality and love of soccer, is ready to welcome FIFA World Cup fans and to introduce travelers to its excellent railway network. Germany has a staggering 47,200 km (27,300 miles) of railway tracks available to Eurail Pass holders.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Soccer is recognized as the most important international competition in women’s soccer. Germany will be hosting the games from June 26 to July 17, 2011. Deutsche Bahn (the German Railway Company), one of Eurail Group's shareholders and the World Cup's official mobility sponsor, is offering complimentary local public transport on the days when matches are played.

For those wishing to combine a soccer match with a European rail adventure, a Eurail Pass could be the perfect travel solution for long distance travel within Germany and beyond. The Eurail Select Pass allows you to "select" three to five adjoining countries, whereas the Eurail Global Pass is valid for travel through most European countries.

Traveling by rail remains a relaxing, comfortable and convenient way of travel, enabling passengers to enjoy the diverse landscapes, cultures and European sights. More than 427,000 overseas travelers experienced the ease of getting around Europe with Eurail Passes in 2010.  France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland were the key markets in 2010 and continue to perform well into 2011, with local events of importance, such as the FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer, predicted to stimulate additional travel.

"Germany is one of the largest countries in Europe. Considering that the various soccer matches are being held at sports arenas across the entire nation, it is easy to combine a trip to the games with some additional sightseeing in the area by using a rail pass. Or of course to take advantage of your Eurail Pass to include a rail trip to the neighboring countries," says marketing director Ana Dias Seixas of the Eurail Group.