Directions to the ground
The Allianz Arena
METRO: Munich has an extensive public transport system run by the MVV. Starting from Marienplatz in the city centre (access from lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8, U3, U6) which an easily accessible station, take the U6 north to Frötmaning with the Munich football stadium being signposted and easily reached by foot from here.
WALK: The Allianz Arena is located more than 10km north of Munich’s town centre and is not accessible from the town by foot unless you are prepared to walk 2 hours; if you are however, the riverside walk will get you there most quickly and on the most scenic walk.
CAR: Although not recommended as the primary means of travel, it is possible to drive to the Allianz Arena and use the parking facilities (waits in the car park after games can be up to 2 hours). The car parks are best accessed from junction 73 on the A9 or junction 13 on the A99.
Alternatively, using the park and ride facilities then moving onto public transport is also a viable option should a journey by car be absolutely necessary.
Further / more detailed travel advice for the Munich football stadium can be found on the Allianz Arena website:
If you happen to miss out on a home game at the Allianz Arena during your stay but still wish to see the impressive stadium, tours are organised around the arena 362 days a year. Highlights of the Munich football tour include viewing the dressing rooms and players’ tunnel as well views of the pitch from several stands. There are several German tours every day but only one daily English one at 1pm, tickets cost €10 for adults and €6.50 for children (6-13 y/o) with no pre-booking necessary.
Visit the tour website for more information:
Where to watch football on tour
Having the most successful German club team both historically and in more immediate times based in Munich, really does make the town football mad. As a result, whilst walking through town you are rarely far from a place to kick back and watch the match.
B7 Sportsbar – plenty of screens and plenty of food and drink to fuel your viewing at this great looking bar
Stadion an der Schleissheimer Straße is the most well known and beloved football bar in Munich, plastered with football memorabilia and a huge atmosphere
As the German team with the biggest fan-base, Bayern fans travelling across Germany can find bars that show FCB games, from Düsseldorf to Lübeck to Berlin.
However, if you’re really missing the pub from back home, there’s Kilians Irish Pub that shows Premier League games as well.
Although the region is known for being populated by beer lovers (look no further than Oktoberfest) wine is incredibly popular as well. The only wine grown in Bavaria is in the northern region of Franconia (Franken), producing dry wines mostly from Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner grapes. Tours through the Franconian vineyards are plentiful and can be found through the link below, however, these are two and a half hours drive from Munich.
For more information on wine tours:
In Munich itself, there are numerous bars and pubs (Kneipen) that specialise in German wines. Fränkisch-Badische Weinstube and Pfalzer Residenz Weinstube are two wine pubs in the walled part of the city centre with lively atmospheres offering great German wine variety.
Local places to stay
Budget: Hotel Laimer Hof – Minutes walk from the Nymphenburg Palace to the west of the city centre, this highly regarded hotel, converted from a villa, provides the perfect balance between affordability, comfort and location (£54 per night)
Mid-Range: Sofitel Munich Bayerpost – a contemporary design built into the former Bavarian Royal Post Office in close proximity to Munich’s main train station (£155 per night)
Luxury: Mandarin Oriental, Munich – the pinnacle of hotel luxury, the hotel of choice for anyone wanting to visit Munich in style and probably the best hotel in the whole of South Germany, right in the centre of Munich. Rubbing shoulders with away teams visiting the Allianz Arena would certainly not be unusual (start from £440)
Local dining gems
Traditional Bavarian food includes many varieties of pretzels, white sausage, knödel or schweinebraten (roasted pig). As the Allianz Arena stands well away from the city centre the dining options are more limited, however great transport links near the stadium mean eating in town before or after a game is easy.
As far as traditional Bavarian food goes, it does not get better than the Broeding restaurant. Founded in the west of the city 30 years ago, the small, but numerous, portions allow patrons to try a variety of traditional German dishes in one sitting without being overwhelmed.
As an alternative German food outlet, Zwickl is great value and has a vast menu full of traditional and contemporary German cuisine in a small out of the way restaurant in the town centre.
Three things you might not know…
-Bayern Munich’s away kit for the 2013/14 season is an homage to the traditional German Oktoberfest lederhosen
– Just north of the 48th parallel, Munich is further north than all major US cities (excluding the state of Alaska)
– In 2013, over 6 million litres of beer will be drunk during the Oktoberfest
Allianz Arena Travel http://www.allianz-arena.de/en/service/anreise/index.php
Allianz Arena Tours http://www.allianz-arena.de/en/arenatour/tour-information/
B7 Sportsbar http://www.b7sportsbar.de/