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Travel advice: Bayern Munich vs Manchester City

Advice for fans travelling to Germany for Manchester City’s match with Bayern Munich on 10 December 2013

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Allianz Arena, Munich

Date: 10 December 2013

Venue: Allianz Arena

Kick off time: 20:45 local time

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Germany

Passports and visas

Please check your passport and visa details:

  • 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

Information on 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

  • visit the 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

At the match

Advice for when you are at the match:

  • only valid ticket holders 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 to be brought into the ground, and flags and banners with metal poles are not allowed


Helpful tips for the local area:

  • 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

  • it is essential you carry your passport on you at all times; keep it in a secure pocket to ensure it does not fall out and become lost

  • change money at a bank, hotel, or in exchange kiosks - not on the street (it is illegal and counterfeit money is punished by a prison sentence in Germany)

British Embassy/Consulate address and telephone numbers

British Consulate-General Munich
Möhlstr. 5
81675 Munich

Tel: +49 (0) 89/21109-0

Emergency services numbers

Ambulance and Fire – 112

Police - 110

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Published 10 December 2013