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Munich hosts four 1st round games, a second round match and the second semi-final in the Allianz Arena - the home of Bayern Munich and TSV 1860.

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Allianz Arena, Munich

The 66,000 capacity Allianz Arena hosted the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 World Cup Finals.

Unlike the Olympic stadium, there is no running track and no curve at the ends of the ground so fans are actually closer to the field of play.

Munich, Allianz Arena
Munich Allianz Arena

Friday, 9th June
Group A
Germany vs Costa Rica (4:2)

Wednesday, 14th June
Group H
Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia (2:2)

Sunday, 18th June
Group F
Brazil vs Australia (2:0)

Wednesday, 21st June
Group C
C�te d'Ivoire vs Serbia and Montenegro (3:2)

Saturday, 24th June
Second Round (Match 49)
Germany vs Sweden (2:0)

Wednesday, 5th July
Semi Final
Portugal vs France (0:1)

Getting to the Stadium:

The Allianz Arena is located about five miles north of Munich city centre, at the junction of the A9 and A99 motorways.

Public Transportation in Munich: (Network Map)

The U6 (direction Garching-Hochbr�ck) stops at Fr�ttmaning.

If you need to travel on the S-bahn, take any S1-S8 train to Marienplatz (between Hauptbahnhof and Ostbahnhof) and change for the U6.

Trams 16, 17, 18 or 27 go to Sendlinger Tor, where once again you can change onto the U6 towards Garching-Hochbr�ck.

Alternatively, bus 293 goes to Studentenstadt where you can change for the U6, or take the 693 to Kieferngarten and pick up the U6 there.

Distances From Munich (By Train)

Berlin: 6hrs 40mins (Ostbahnhof).
Dortmund: 5hrs 55mins.
Frankfurt: 4hrs 5mins.
Gelsenkirchen: 5hrs 50mins (via Essen).
Hamburg: 6hrs.
Hannover: 4hrs 40mins.
Kaiserslautern: 4hrs (via Mannheim).
Köln: 4hrs 40mins.
Leipzig: 5hrs.
Nürnberg: 1hr 45mins.
Stuttgart: 2hrs 20mins.

Flying Between Matches:

Germanwings fly from Munich to Berlin, to Cologne, and Hamburg.

Munich Airport:
The S1 and S8 both travel between the airport and Munich Hautbahnhof.

If you need to go straight to the stadium from the airport (heaven forbid) then take the Airport Express S8 to Marienplatz and change onto the U6 (direction Garching-Hochbrück) to Fröttmaning.

Munich Tourism

Munich, Germany's third largest city, is the state capital of Freistadt Bayern (Bavaria).

Munich City Panoramas:
View beautiful panorama images of Munich.

Munich Online:
Munich's official internet site.

Munich Attractions:

Historic Architecture:
Make sure to visit the Isartor, Karlstor and Sendlinger Tor - the three town gates remaining in Munich.

Named after the column of the Virgin Mary at its centre, the square is famous for its Neo-Gothic Town Hall (Altes Rathaus). Easily reached on foot from the station, this is where the U6 leaves for the stadium.

Eating in Munich:

The Ratskeller:
Popular restaurant located near the Rathaus on Marienplatz.

Munich Menu:
It is never easy to understand the menu of a traditional Bavarian restaurant. Unfortunately, Bavarian restaurants do not usually provide bilingual menus, only those affiliated to a hotel usually do. However, that should not deter you from trying Bavaria's unique cuisine - this little glossary can help you to find your personal favourite.

Drinking in Munich:

The Hofbräuhaus:
When it comes to drinking beer in Munich, this is the number one address; just aroung the corner from Marienplatz, at Platzl.

Munich Bars:
In Munich the atmosphere of the many bars differs immensely. Some are cafés and bars at the same time and make for a more relaxed, quiet evening. Others are stylish meeting points for the rich and beautiful.

Munich Beergardens:
The tradition has spread all over Germany, but you won't get the genuine thing anywhere else but in Munich: Biergärten.

If you'll be doing a lot of beer drinking in Munich, you might want to pack a copy of The Beer Drinker's Guide to Munich.

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