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Munich - Stadium

The Allianz Arena is a modern stadium that has quickly achieved iconic status. Famous not least for its translucent outer skin that can glow in any number of colours, it was opened in 2005 in readiness for the 2006 World Cup and became originally the new home ground for both Bayern and 1860 Munich (the two clubs having previously played at the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Games).

Now home solely to Bayern, and with the seating colour scheme adapted accordingly to Bayern colours, the Allianz has a capacity of 75,000 for club matches (increased since its opening by converting areas originally fitted with seats to standing) and 70,000 for international games. For the Euros, however, it will be just 67,000 - presumably to accommodate UEFA hospitality and media requirements.

The stadium's non-sponsored name for the tournament is Munich Football Arena.

Getting there from the city centre
The stadium is quite a way out of town, but with a direct underground service from, for example, the central Marienplatz square (the U6 heading for Fröttmaning or for Garching, Forschungszentrum), you can be at the stadium stop (Fröttmaning) in 16 minutes. It's then a good 10-minute walk to the turnstiles.

If you have a match ticket or a rail pass such as Interrail or the Deutschlandticket, you'll not need to pay any fare. If not, it might be worth getting a CityTourCard Munich for free 1- to 5-day travel on local public transport, plus discounts to many attractions. NB: The stadium is outside of zone 6, so you'll need an 'M-6' card for the total Munich area.

For getting straight to the stadium from the airport, see my Munich Airport page.

To keep this page uncluttered, I've not included any photos. Instead, I've put together a selection in this Munich City and Stadium Gallery

Hotels close to the stadium

Within 2 miles - Easy to get to/from

Hotel Arena Stadt München
A 15-minute walk to Frottmanning underground station, at which point the walkway up to the stadium begins. Free parking and Wi-Fi. Breakfast. Garden. A 2-minute walk to Kieferngarten underground station, from which it takes 15 minutes to Marienplatz, central Munich.

Ibis Munich Garching
Located right outside Garching-Hochbrück underground station, which is just one stop (4 minutes) from the stadium stop and 20 minutes from the city centre. 24-hour front desk. Free Wi-Fi and free parking 50m away.

B&B Hotel München-Garching
Next door to the Ibis, so travel distances are as above. 24-hour front desk. Free Wi-Fi and free parking 50m away.

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