Bayern Munich is the by far most merited German team throughout the ages. There is actually no other team that even comes close to matching the trophy case of Bayern Munich. If you like German football in general, and especially Bayern Munich, you simply have to make a football trip to Munich.
It is extremely difficult to get a ticket for Bayern Munich’s home games as a Swede. The games are always sold out and even members of the official fan club are often left without tickets. By booking a football game to Munich with a football travel agent, you can, however, get a hold of game tickets for Bayern Munich. If you book a package trip it will also include hotel and maybe flights in the price.
Bayern Munich was founded in the year 1900, but it wasn’t until the 1960’s that the club started to be successful. Since then, there has barely been a season at the end of which they didn’t put a new trophy in their trophy case. Bayern Munich has amassed 22 titles in Bundesliga, 15 Cup titles and four wins in the European Cup/Champions League through the years. Among its legendary players we find names such as Frank “Der Kaiser” Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Paul Breitner, Lothar Matthäus and Oliver Kahn.
If you travel to Munich in October, it is highly recommended to take part in the annual beer and food festival known as Oktoberfest. Aside from that, there is an abundance of things to see and do in Munich. Why not take a trip to Bloomberg, where you can go on a bobsleigh (even without ice), visit the Schloss Nymphenburg castle, or visit the enormous BMW museum?
FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich share their home stadium. It is very rare for two teams as big as these to do this, especially in Germany. The derby games at Allianz Arena are something very special. If you want to experience German football at its finest, you would do well to visit Munich and Allianz Arena when 1860 Munich meats the giant Bayern.
Allianz Arena was inaugurated in 2005 and replaced Olympiastadion. The spectator capacity is 69,000. Out of this, 13,500 is for standing. With this capacity, Allianz Arena is the third largest in Germany. Only Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund and Olympiastadion in Berlin are bigger. Because of its round shape it has been given the nickname Schaluchboot, which is German for inflatable boat.
The plans for a new stadium were drawn up back in 1997. The local Munich government’s idea was to modernize and renovate Olympiastadion, but Bayern Munich wanted differently. In October of 2002 the construction began, and approximately two and a half years later the stadium was finished. The inauguration took place on May 30th 2005 with a game between 1860 Munich and Nürnberg.
Since then, Allianz Arena has hosted games in both the World Championship as well as the 2012 Champions League final (in which Chelsea beat the “home team” Bayern Munich”).
In recent years it has become increasingly apparent that the stadium is too small for Bayern Munich, but at the same time way too big for 1860 Munich. The city’s little brother do have plans for making its own smaller stadium, but nothing has been finalized as of yet.
Allianz Arena lies a bit north of central Munich in the area called Fröttmaning. You reach the stadium easily by car since E-road E45 runs right next to the stadium. The simplest way, however, is to take the subway (line 6 northbound to Fröttmaning station).