Travel info: Mind how you go in Munich
- 25 September 2011 11:54
- Posted by Peter Ferguson
Travelling to Munich for the Champions League tie? Here's the important information you'll need to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe trip for Tuesday night's Bayern match.
The Oktoberfest is currently taking place and will be fun but very busy. Remember it will be difficult to find seats for larger groups in the beer tents.
Take care to set off to the Allianz Arena no later than one hour before kick-off. It takes about 15 minutes on the underground but trains will be crowded. Stations to look out for are Marienplatz, Odeonsplatz and Sendlinger Tor.
If you are travelling from the main station or Munich East station, you should take the S-Bahn to Marienplatz then change to the underground line U6 (in the Garching-Hochbrück direction).
You should get off at the Fröttmanig stop, about 16 minutes from Marienplatz. The stadium is a short walk via the Esplanade. Don’t forget to stamp your ticket before getting on the train.
If you want to get a taxi, there are ranks throughout the city and at the airport. Taxis are beige-coloured.
Fans going by car should carry a valid driving licence, insurance and vehicle documents in the vehicle at all times. Munich has a “green zone” and you need to buy an "environmental badge" to drive in the city.
For more information about how to get there, parking, and prohibited objects, including fireworks and flares, go to the homepage of the Allianz Arena.
Police warn they will "take resolute action against people willing to resort to violence". Rival fans are kept apart and there will be a police presence in the city centre and on the way to the stadium.
Fans will be searched at the stadium entrance. Bavarian law means that the possession of drugs, however small the amount, will be prosecuted. Anyone who appears drunk will be refused entry.
Fans are not allowed to take food or drinks to the away supporters’ area. The block entrance will be controlled by a security service. Away fans will be kept back for a time after the final whistle.
Munich police stress that they are approachable with problems or questions. Their phone number is: +49-173-8638061. The police emergency phone number there is 110.
On match day, it will also be possible to talk to the stadium Head of Operations and security service representatives behind the visitors’ block 343 at about 8.30pm.
Keep your passport with you at all times - it is a requirement under law in Germany to show ID if requested by the police.