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Bayern Munich v Manchester United Travel Advice

Travel advice for Manchester United fans travelling to Munich for the Bayern Munich v Manchester United match on Wednesday 9 April.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Soccer is the most popular sport in the UK and Germany

Advice for fans travelling to Germany for Manchester United’s match with Bayern Munich on 9 April

Date: Wednesday 9 April

Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich

Kick off time: 8.45pm (local time)

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Germany.

Passports and visas

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Germany, but your passport should be valid for your whole journey

  • remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance, even if you’re only going for one night - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties

  • you must carry ID with you at all times
  • If you lose your passport, you will need to get an Emergency Travel Document from the British Consulate.

Getting to the stadium

  • the nearest U-Bahn station is Fröttmaning on the U6 line. The Munich Transport system will be putting on extra trains for supporters attending the game. Remember to buy and validate all tickets before you board a train. Trains from the centre of Munich can be taken from Odeonsplatz or Marienplatz

  • Transport Network Website

  • only take beige-yellow coloured taxis with an official taxi sticker and number. Taxi costs will be high on departing the stadium area due to the large amount of traffic

At the match

  • Manchester United fans are seated in blocks 340 to 347 inclusive

  • access to the stadium can be slow - there will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles; to avoid a last minute bottleneck get to the stadium early
  • In addition to items which would usually be prohibited in the UK, please note the following restrictions at the stadium. No bottles and cans are allowed to be brought into the ground. No alcohol is allowed in the stadium. Flags and banners with metal poles are not allowed. The maximum height of banners allowed is 1m


  • as in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport - only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits

  • for an evening kick off, the average temperature in April will be approximately 5 degrees.

  • It is essential you carry your passport on you at all times. Keep it in a secure pocket to ensure it does not fall out and become lost

  • change money at a bank, hotel, or in exchange kiosks – NOT on the street (it is illegal and counterfeit money is punished by a prison sentence in Germany)

Contact the British Consulate in Munich

British Consulate General Munich
Möhlstr. 5
81675 Munich

Telephone +49 (0)89 21109-0

Office hours: Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 17.15pm and Friday 9.00am to 3:30pm

For more information please visit British Consulate Munich website

Emergency services numbers

  • Ambulance and Fire – 112

  • Police – 110

Further information

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Published 31 March 2014