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FC Bayern Munich v Manchester City Travel Advice

Travel advice for Manchester City fans travelling to Munich for the FC Bayern Munich v Manchester City match on Wednesday 17 September

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

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Advice for fans travelling to Germany for Manchester City’s match with Bayern Munich on 17 September 2014.

Date: 17 September 2014

Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich

Kick off time: 20:45 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
  • It is necessary to 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 station is U-Bahn station is Frötmanning 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
  • Munich Transport Network
  • Only take 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
  • If travelling as part of an organised tour, please contact the club or the travel agency for more information

At the match

  • Manchester City supporters are seated in blocks 340-347. Entry to the away end is via the Nordtribune (North Stand). Wheelchair spaces are located close to Block 223 and entry is via the Westtribune (West Stand).
  • For all UEFA Champions League matches, turnstiles open 120-minutes prior to kick off (6:45pm 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 is illegal and counterfeit money is punishable by prison sentence in Germany).

Contact the British Consulate-General Munich

British Consulate-General Munich

Möhlstr. 5

81675 Munich


Telephone +49 (0)89 211090 (also for out-of-hours emergencies)

Consular opening hours: Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 12.00pm (closed Wednesdays) For more information please visit British Embassy Berlin website

Emergency services numbers

Ambulance and Fire – 112 Police - 110

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Published 9 September 2014