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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’ when travelling to watch football abroad. Our advice and guidance is designed to help you have an enjoyable and hassle-free time.
- Date: 7 April 2016
- Venue: Signal Iduna Park Stadium, Dortmund
- Kick off time: 9.05pm (local time)
As well as this advice, you should read our general travel advice for Germany
Passports and visas
- You don’t need a visa to travel to Germany, but your passport should be valid for the duration of your trip.
- 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.
- Carry ID with you at all times.
- If you lose your passport, you will need to get an an Emergency Travel Document from the British Consulate in Düsseldorf.
Getting to the stadium
Signal Iduna Park stadium
- 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.
- 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).
British Consulate-General Düsseldorf
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
- British Consulate General Dusseldorf
- Liverpool FC
- Borussia Dortmund
- Dortmund Transport Network
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