What’s the Allianz Arena?The Allianz Arena was originally built to provide a permanent home for two of Munich’s soccer teams, FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich (who currently play in Germany’s 3rd league). It was built between 2002 and 2005 and its capacity has been repeatedly expanded since then, going from 69,000 to a maximum capacity of 75,000 spectators for Bundesliga games. TSV 1860 Munich sold their share of the stadium to FC Bayern Munich in 2006 after experiencing financial difficulties, since. Bayern Munich opened their club museum, FC Bayern Erlebniswelt (or the FC Bayern Experience), which is the largest soccer club museum in Germany.
How can I get tickets to see Bayern Munich play?Tickets for matches can be bought online at FC Bayern’s official website. For major Bundesliga matches or Champions League games, make sure to book well in advance as the affordable ticket options sell out quickly. There’s also an official ticket exchange on the club’s website, where you can pick up tickets from fans who can no longer attend the game. It’s also worth checking with the on-site ticket office on the day of a match in case of last-minute returns.
What do you see on a tour of the stadium?The most basic version of the tour includes access to the middle tier and main stand lower tier of the stadium’s seating area, the press conference room, the FC Bayern Munich dressing room, the players’ tunnel, a tour of the media area, and a tour of the exterior of the stadium. Plus, you’ll also be able to visit FC Bayern Erlebniswelt. The tour section takes an hour, and it’s recommended that you take another hour and a half to explore the museum. VIP tours visit the upper tier of seating, the executive boxes, the Business Club (where VIP guests sit during matches), the touchline and the dugouts, in addition to most of the places visited by the basic tour. You’ll also get some sparkling wine and mineral water. The VIP tour takes 90 minutes, plus a 30-minute sparkling wine reception. There are also matchday tours which visit the Sponsors Lounge, the Business Club, the press conference room, the mixed zone and/or players’ tunnel (not available on Champions league matchdays), the pitch and the coaches’ bench. To take the matchday tour, you also need to have a valid ticket for the match being played that day.
Will my children enjoy a trip to the Allianz Arena?Children with an interest in soccer will absolutely love the chance to see where some of the biggest matches are played! They’ll enjoy pretending to be their favorite player walking down the players’ tunnel or getting reading in the dressing room, and the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt has plenty of interactive exhibits that will keep their attention. Very small children might find less to interest them, and you aren’t allowed to take strollers or pushchairs on the tour, so take that into account. There’s also a daycare center (the Spielwelt) where children aged between 3 and 9 can be left with trained staff and enjoy playing while you explore. If you’re traveling with a group of children (11 or more), then there’s also the chance to take a special kid’s tour, which ends with a chance to practice scoring penalties in the Kick Hall. If it’s a birthday party, there’ll also be a small gift for the birthday child. If you’re planning to take very young children to see a game, then be aware that you can’t bring strollers or pushchairs inside, and baby bottles or liquids are also not permitted.