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Borussia Dortmund v. Tottenham Hotspur (Champions League) Travel Advice

Travel advice for fans travelling to Germany for the Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham Hotspur Champions League match on Tuesday 21 November 2017.

Dortmund v Tottenham
Dortmund v Tottenham

Advice for fans travelling to Germany for Tottenham Hotspur’s match with Borussia Dortmund on 21 November 2017.

Date: 21 November 2017

Venue: Signal Iduna Park Stadium - Dortmund

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 entire 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

Getting to the stadium

  • Signal Iduna Park can be reached by a five minute train journey from Dortmund’s main railway station. Trains runs 3 to 4 times an hour. Alternatively you can take the U-Bahn (line 45 and 46) from the centre and get off at Westfalenhallen station. From there it’s a 5 minute walk to the stadium. On match days there is also a special service that will continue to Stadion station which is even closer to the stadium

  • the stadium can be reached from Dortmund Airport by taking the shuttle bus to the Holzwickede/Dortmund Airport train station, then train RB59 (in the direction of Dortmund Central) and getting off at Signal Iduna Park

  • by car, leave the A45 at the junction Dortmund Sud and turn onto the B45 towards Dortmund

At the match

  • Tottenham Hotspur supporters will be seated in sectors 55, 56, 57, 58 and 59 in the upper tier of the North stand. There are 104 steps to access the upper level

  • turnstiles open 2 hours before kick-off. You should be inside the stadium no later than 30 -minutes before kick-off

  • access to the stadium can be slow. There will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles

  • only valid ticket holders will be admitted to the ground. If you have damaged or forged tickets, or have lost or had tickets stolen, you’ll be turned away

  • in addition to items which would usually be prohibited in the UK, 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 aren’t permitted

  • Dortmund operates a strict NO BAG policy. If you intend to bring a bag with you, there is a dedicated storage facility (Abgabestelle Gast) located opposite the turnstiles


  • 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

  • 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)

Contact the British Consulate-General Düsseldorf

British Consulate-General Düsseldorf

Oststraße 86

40210 Düsseldorf


Telephone: + 49 (0) 211 94480

Office hours: Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 17.00pm and Friday 9.00am to 16.30pm

For more information please visit British Consulate Dusseldorf website

Emergency services numbers

Ambulance and Fire – 112

Police - 110

Further information

Tottenham Hotspur

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund Transport Network

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Published 13 November 2017