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FC Augsburg v Liverpool Travel Advice

Travel advice for Liverpool fans travelling to Augsburg for the FC Augsburg v Liverpool match on Thursday 18 February.

Advice for fans travelling to Germany for Liverpool’s match with FC Augsburg on 18 February

Date: Thursday 18 February

Venue: WWK Arena, Augsburg

Kick off time: 9.05pm (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 stay in Germany
  • 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 in Munich.

Getting to the stadium

  • the nearest tram stop is “Fußball-Arena” on line 3 which will be open on the night of the match. The trams run from the centre of Augsburg and the main station. Travel is free of charge with a match ticket
  • Augsburg Transport Network
  • free shuttle buses are to be provided to take fans from the Rathausplatz in the town centre to the stadium
  • only take yellow coloured taxis with an official taxi sticker and number. Taxi costs may be high on departing the stadium area due to the large amount of traffic

At the match

  • Liverpool fans are seated in blocks W and X
  • access to the stadium can be slow - there will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles; to avoid a last minute rush get to the stadium early
  • turnstiles open 2 hours before kick-off
  • 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. Flag poles longer than 1.5m or wider than 2cm are banned

Tips

  • 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
  • for an evening kick off, the average temperature in February will be around 5 degrees.
  • keep your passport it in a secure place
  • change money at a bank, hotel, or in exchange kiosks – not on the street (it’s illegal and if you receive counterfeit money you could face a prison sentence)

Contact the British Consulate in Munich

British Consulate General Munich

Möhlstr. 5

81675 Munich

Germany

Telephone +49 (0)89 21109-0

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

Further information

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