A time to make friends

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Slogan in German on a sign at the motorway

A time to make friends (German official slogan: Die Welt zu Gast bei Freunden) was the official slogan of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which was held from June 9 to July 9, 2006 in Germany.

Invented by Austrian artist André Heller, the slogan was presented on November 19, 2002 in the FIFA Stadium Gelsenkirchen. It was to express the Germans' hospitality especially during the World Cup.

Translation[edit]

Slogan in German, English, French and Spanish

Further figurative translations of the German slogan into other languages:

  • German: Die Welt zu Gast bei Freunden (word by word: The world as a guest with friends.)
  • English: A time to make friends
  • French: Le rendez-vous de l'amitié (word by word: "The meeting of friendship.")
  • Spanish: El mundo entre amigos (word by word: "The world amongst friends.")
  • Italian: Il momento per farsi degli amici
  • Greek: Ώρα να κάνουμε φίλους
  • Portuguese: Tempo de fazer amigos (word by word: "Time to make friends.")
  • Indonesia: Waktunya mencari teman