A Bright Blue Sky In Allianz Arena, Munich
“How do you feel about finally coming to this Bayern Munchen, your favorite football club from your young age?” I asked my like-family person (later will be written as Mr. P) when we arrived Fröttmaning station, Munich.
“Do you recording this one?” Instead of answering my question, he was checking whether I record it or not.
“Nope! But I am recording it right into my brain.” I answered it and smiled
Mr. P did not answer or even continue the conversation, he walked faster and left us behind.
Let me get it straight first! I’m not a fan of Bayern Munchen so do not think the other way. I got the privilege to visit Munich, Germany last year. A very rare opportunity, but I took it as an open road for me to see the other side of the world. I met a very precious couple who has a big impact in my life.
On my second day in Munich, They and I decided to go to the Allianz Arena. Mr. P who is a big fan of Bayern Munchen really wanted to go there so we managed to visit this stadium and fulfill his bucket-list. I was afraid that it would be difficult to find this place, but for sure, Germany knew our concern, that was why it made easy to find a football stadium by adding a ball ⚽️ in the sign along the way to the stadium. Well done!
Mr. P walked very fast, he even left us behind. The road from the station to the arena was quite far, unless for me. I almost lost my breath, a sign that I needed to increase my jogging time, but Mr. P looked different. That’s how you feel when you finally come to your dream place.
The road might seem far and long. You might feel tired and lonely, but for sure, there will be a beautiful sky at the end of the road worth to wait.
After 20 minutes of walking, we finally reached the arena, and yes! It was big! Like really big. They said if you pass the highway next to the arena in the evening till the night, you might see it glowing and it is really beautiful.
We entered the Bayern Munchen’s shop and were welcomed with a warm greeting from the staff. I love Germany for that attitude.
Arena tours + FC Bayern Erlebniswelt
The next plan was going inside the stadium. We missed the Bayern Munchen Musseum, but we managed to join the Stadium tour. Lucky us, we were right at the time of the English tour, which means the tour guide would use English as the language. We waited around 15 minutes and a handsome looking german guy came and asked us to enter the door next to the waiting room.
We were four people, but tickets were only three with us. OH MY GOD! What was happening! We lost one ticket! We almost gave up one person behind when the tour guide called me behind the door and told me to come because they found the ticket inside the jacket of Mr. P. Fiuh!
If you see the yellow and pink lights on the field, they call it artificial sunlight to help grass photosynthesize since it is hard to get sunlight in winter, autumn or spring.
This is press conference area. Where the coach will give a press conference before and after the match. I wish I could sit there. Can you point the handsome tour guide right next to the big white table?
We went through the hallway to the dressing rooms by passing the ward for players who got injured in the match. As in the dressing rooms, there were no players there, but their pictures hanged on the wall above the wardrobe.
I do not like red color that much, but I loved how they managed this one, right after the dressing rooms. Next to it, there were stairs the players used to walk into the match while the music was on. I like this one the most because it was blue and white, and that suited my outfits that day LOL.
If you notice there are many “Allianz Arena” in every corner of the stadium, it’s because Allianz is the stadium’s sponsor, but they have to cover and replace it with the sponsor of each club depends on which one has the match that day.
Itinerary Arena Tour*
- Middle tier
- Main stand lower tier
- Press conference area
- Dressing rooms
- Players’ tunnel
- Mixed Zone/media area
- Promenade/stadium exterior
- Visit to FC Bayern Erlebniswelt
*Subject to change in exceptional circumstances
Arena Tour: 60 minutes with a trained Arena guide
Notes Arena tours + FC Bayern Erlebniswelt costs 19€ In English Tour starts 13.00 PM There are many kinds of tour you can find on the website. Address: Allianz Arena Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25 80939 München By public transport Take the S-Bahn from Munich Main Station or Munich East Station to Marienplatz, a central transfer hub. From there take the U6 underground line (in the direction of Garching-Hochbrück) to Fröttmaning. The travel time from Marienplatz to Fröttmanning is approximately 16 minutes. Then walk to the stadium via the Esplanade, pass through the turnstiles at the south main entrance (Haupteingang Süd) and follow signs to FC Bayern Erlebniswelt / Arena Touren. The walk takes 10-15 minutes depends how fast or slow you walk. Munich Single Day Ticket inner zone (Single Tageskarte Innenraum) 6,60€ Lesson: make sure your ticket is tagged with you, especially if it costs a lot.