Advice for fans travelling to Germany for Manchester City’s match with Borussia Mönchengladbach on 30 September 2015.
Date: 30 September 2015
Venue: Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach
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 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
You must carry ID with you at all times
If you lose your passport, you’ll need to get an Emergency Travel Document from the British Consulate
Getting to the stadium
The address for Borussia Park stadium is Hennes-Weisweiler-Allee 1, 41179, Mönchengladbach.
Match tickets also serve as tickets for the public transport system in the VRR and NEW regions (equivalent to a Deutsche Bahn second-class ticket). A bus shuttle service to the stadium leaves every few minutes from the main railway stations in Mönchengladbach and Rheydt and will take you back to either of these two stations after the game. The cost of the shuttle bus service is also included in the price of the match ticket. A special train service also operates after the match. The stadium announcer will provide information about departure times on the video screens shortly before the end of the game.
Unreserved parking is available at car parks P4, P5 and P6 and costs €5. These car parks can only be reached via the Mönchengladbach-Nordpark turn-off on the A 61. Coaches must park on car park P4 (€15). Those who would prefer to park free of charge and wish to avoid having to wait after the game are advised to go to the main railway stations and use the bus shuttle service provided by NEW.
At the match
Manchester City supporters are seated in blocks 6A & & 7A in the southeast corner. Wheelchair spaces are located in block 1A (South Stand).
For all UEFA Champions League matches, turnstiles open 120-minutes before kick off (8:45pm local time). All supporters must be inside the Arena no later than 30-minutes before kick-off.
Only valid ticketholders will be admitted to the ground. People with damaged or forged tickets, or people who have lost or had their tickets stolen 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, please note the following restrictions at the stadium. No bottles and cans are allowed to be brought into the ground. Flags and banners with metal poles are not allowed.
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 counterfeit money is punished by a prison sentence in Germany).
Contact the British Consulate-General Düsseldorf
British Consulate-General Düsseldorf
Telephone: + 49 (0) 211 94480
Consular opening hours: Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 12.00pm
Please call us in advance to arrange an appointment to obtain an Emergency Travel Document.