The smallest beach volleyball arena in the world!

18.06.2019 - Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg

comdirect opens Laura Ludwig Court ahead of the World Championships at Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland - to help support Olympic athletes

• Miniature stadium in Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland named after Laura Ludwig
• Special exhibition ahead of the Beach Volleyball World Championships
• Beach volleyball arena in miniature supports Olympic athletes


The smallest beach volleyball arena in the world is now open at Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland and it’s named in the honor of reigning world champion Laura Ludwig.

The tiny court will be inside the theme park for the duration of the upcoming FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Hamburg 2019 presented by comdirect and ALDI Nord which kicks off on June 28.

Set up by tournament sponsor comdirect, the attraction has a miniature version of Laura, who won the Olympic title in 2016, playing alongside teammate Maggie Kozuch.

The Laura Ludwig Court is surrounded by a miniature stadium – currently empty. To fill the stands, fans from across the world are invited to donate to German charity Deutsche Sporthilfe, which helps support athletes in Olympic disciplines. All the proceeds from the campaign will go towards Deutsche Sporthilfe, and with each donation a figure will be added to the miniature tribune.

Furthermore, the name of each donor will be woven into the jersey for Laura’s last match of the pool play stage at the World Championships.

Laura, who begins the defence of her world title next Friday on the Red Bull Beach Arena, said “Together with my partner comdirect and the Miniatur Wunderland, we will use this campaign to creatively promote Olympic athletes in Germany.

“From my own experience, I know how important this promotion is for the careers of many athletes. Plus, as a native of Hamburg, to have the smallest beach volleyball arena named after me in the world famous Miniatur Wunderland is very special honor. I’m very proud.”

How you can donate:

  • Visit www.sporthilfe.de/lauraludwig and select the donation sum
  • For each donation until July 2, a miniature figure will be added to the grandstands at the Laura Ludwig Court
  • Each donor will receive a photograph of the stadium at the end of the campaign via email
  • Will consent, the name of each donor will be women into Laura’s jersey for her final pool play match.

comdirect – the innovation partner of the Beach Volleyball World Championships

As innovation partner at the Beach Volleyball World Championships, comdirect is introducing a world first: during the tournament player will have the chance to use descriptive data during their on-court time-outs on the Red Bull Beach Arena. comdirect provides athletes with real-time statistics on small monitors in the players’ benches. Not only that, comdirect also presents video replays and impact speed statistics on the big screen inside the Red Bull Beach Arena.

As a presenting partner, comdirect enables cashless payment throughout the Beach Village. All stalls will be equipped with terminals for contactless and mobile payments, enabling visitors to pay with their smartphones.