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Borussia Dortmund v Liverpool: travel advice

Advice for fans travelling to Germany for the Europa League match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool on 7 April 2016.

Be On The Ball

‘Be On The Ball’ when travelling to watch football abroad. Our advice and guidance is designed to help you have an enjoyable and hassle-free time.

As well as this advice, you should read our general travel advice for Germany

Contents

Passports and visas

Getting to the stadium

Stadium address

Signal Iduna Park stadium
Strobelallee 50,
44139 Dortmund

  • You can get to Signal Iduna Park via a five minute train journey from Dortmund’s main railway station. The stadium is a short walk away. Trains typically run to three to four times an hour.
  • Alternatively, you can take the U-Bahn from the centre and get off at station Westfalenhallen. From there it’s a five minute walk to the stadium. Lines 45 and 46 serve the station. On match days, there’s a special service that will continue to station Stadion which is even closer to the stadium.
  • From Dortmund Airport you can get to the stadium by taking the shuttle bus to the Holzwickede/Dortmund Airport train station, taking train RB59 towards Dortmund Central and getting off at Signal Iduna Park.
  • By car, leave the A45 at the junction Dortmund Sud and turn onto the B45 into the direction of Dortmund. There are pay and display parking places around the stadium. It will be busy. Parking is also available at the Dortmund University of Technology where shuttle buses transport fans to the stadium.

At the match

  • Liverpool supporters are seated in blocks 55, 56, 57, 58 and 59 in the North stand; entrance is via the turnstiles at the North East corner. Category 1 seating is located in Block 52 and wheelchair spaces are located in block 6 both of which are in the (East Stand).
  • For all UEFA Champions League matches, turnstiles open 120-minutes prior to kick off. You should be inside the stadium no later than 30-minutes before kick-off.
  • Only valid ticketholders will be admitted to the ground. If you have damaged or forged tickets or have lost or had tickets stolen, you will be turned away.
  • Access to the stadium can be slow. There will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles.
  • In addition to items which would usually be prohibited in the UK, you should note the following restrictions apply at the stadium: no bottles and cans are allowed to be brought into the ground. And flags and banners with metal poles are not allowed.

Tips

  • 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 safes.
  • Change money at a bank, hotel, or in exchange kiosks – not on the street (it’s illegal, and holding counterfeit money is punished by a prison sentence in Germany).

Useful contacts

British Consulate-General Düsseldorf

Oststraße 86
40210 Düsseldorf
Germany

Telephone: + 49 (0) 211 94480

Consular opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9 to 12pm (closed Wednesdays)

Please call in advance to arrange an appointment to get an Emergency Travel Document.

For more information please visit the British Embassy Berlin website

Emergency services numbers

  • Police: 110
  • Ambulance and Fire Brigade: 112

Further information

Travelling to France for Euro 2016? Read our tournament travel tips

Published 31 March 2016