Advice for fans travelling to Germany for Manchester City’s match with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Tuesday 2 October.
Date: Tuesday 2 October
Venue: Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim
Kick off time: 6.55pm
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 proposed duration of your stay.
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.
If you lose your passport, you’ll need to get an Emergency Travel Document from the British Consulate-General in Munich. Please note it can take up to 2 working days for you to get your document.
Getting to the stadium
There have been large-scale roadworks in Sinsheim on Neulandstraße/In der Au since 15 April 2014. The works begin on the approach to the stadium (Dietmar-Hopp-Straße) and end in Sinsheim-Steinsfurt. Traffic can always drive through the roadworks works from Sinsheim to Sinsheim-Steinsfurt in a one-way system. From Sinsheim-Steinsfurt, traffic can only reach the stadium by taking the diversion along the B39 towards Sinsheim-Zentrum and then turning towards the stadium. It is, however, well signposted.
As well as the normal timetabled trains, Deutsche Bahn also lay on relief trains for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s matches.
For a quicker and safer arrival/departure, use the “Sinsheim Museum/Arena” station, where all trains stop. The WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar Arena is then only a 15-minute walk away.
There is also an additional shuttle bus service that operates between the bus station at Sinsheim Hauptbahnhof (Elsenz) and the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar Arena (Sinsheim-Süd business park, Am Hummelberg)
At the match
Manchester City fans are seated in blocks H1 and H2 in the north eastern end of the stadium. Signage outside the stadium will assist the supporters.
Access to the stadium can be slow - there will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles. Get to the stadium early.
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.
British Consulate-General Munich
Telephone +49 (0) 89 211090 (also for out of hours emergencies)
Office hours: Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5.15pm and Friday 9am to 3:30pm
For more information please visit British Consulate Munich website
Emergency services numbers
Ambulance and Fire – 112
Police – 110
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