Located in southwestern Germany, in the Rhine Neckar Area, Sinsheim is best known for the discovery of homo heidelbergensis's fossilised jay bone in the nearby village of Mauer in 1907.

Sinsheim was heavily ravaged by wars from the 16th to the 18th century, and the World Wars and the Great Depression prevented the city from growing until the 1960s with the construction of the A6 Autobahn.

Today, Sinsheim is a small industrial centre and hosts several trade fairs throughout the year.

Population: 35,000

Sightseeing: Sinsheim's main tourist attraction is the Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum (a display of historic vehicles), located in the suburb Steinsfurt. The city also boasts a medieval core, highlighted by Altes Rathaus (a Town Hall museum) and is overlooked by Burg Steinsberg, an old fortress that dates back to the 13th century.

World Cup stadium: Rhein-Neckar Arena is a multi-purpose stadium (seating 25,515) that opened in 2009 and is the home of German Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim.

2011 World Cup matches: Nigeria vs. France on June 26, United States vs. Colombia on July 2, New Zealand vs. Mexico on July 5, third-place match on July 16.