Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes his side’s record at Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion will give them the edge in Tuesday’s semi-final meeting with Italy.
The World Cup hosts face Italy at a ground where they have won 13 and drawn one in 14 matches.
“It’s good to know we’ll be playing there,” said Eriksson.
“There is nothing like the atmosphere in Dortmund. It is like a volcano which will hopefully erupt.”
Italy routed Germany 4-1 in a friendly game in May, but assistant coach Joachim Low believes that performance will act as an incentive for Germany.
“Not a single second we have thought about it,” he said.
That view was repeated by defender Christoph Metzelder, who said: “We know there is a different kind of team on the pitch these days.
“The Italians are aware of that, too, and I think they have a lot of respect for us.
“Our motivation must not be to avenge a loss in March but to reach the final. But all four teams in the semi-finals have the same chance now.”