Tuesday, July 28

(Belated) guide to Munich

For those who of you lucky enough to be jetting off to Munich tomorrow to see United take on Boca Juniors tomorrow, we've answered all your questions for you print off and grab on the way to the airport.

How do I get from Munich Airport to the town?

The airport is 17 miles north east of the city centre. You can take the train or the bus into town or hire a car from the airport or get a taxi.

By train, follow the airport signs to Munich Airport Station, which is in a tunnel beneath the central section of the airport, similar to the layout at London Stansted.

Take line S1 or S8 on the Suburban Railway service. It takes 45 minutes to reach the central Munich Train Station, called Hauptbahnhof and trains leave roughly every 10 minutes at peak hours and every 30 minutes off peak. It costs e8 one way.

Lufthansa provides an airport bus shuttle to town, but it costs e8 one way and takes longer than the train. It's not worth it.

By taxi, it will take you about 40 minutes and cost you about e55.

What will the weather be like?
According to the BBC, you can expect a mixed bag of conditions.

Wednesday day - Sunny: 26C. Wednesday night – clear: 17C

Thursday day – Heavy rain showers 24C. Thursday night – showers: 16C

Friday day: Cloudy with sunny intervals 22C.

How do I get from town to the ground?
From Hauptbahnhof, take the U4 line two stops east toward s Arabellapark and get off at Odeonsplatz.

Then take the U6 line 10 stops north towards Garching-Forschungszentrum and get off at Frottmaning.

From there, follow the crowd. You can see the stadium when you leave the station. It's a 10-minute walk to the turnstiles.

What time do the games kick off?
On Wednesday, United v Boca Juniors starts at 18:30 local time. Bayern v AC Milan is at 20:45.
On Thursday, the third-place decider is at 18:30 and the final is at 20:45.

Are there any match tickets left?
There are a few tickets left for Wednesday, but Thursday is sold out.

You should have no problems getting the odd spare ticket from fellow reds in the bars around the town though.

What pubs will reds be drinking in?
There two Irish pubs mainly which will be the meeting point of reds.

The main one is Killains at Frauenpltz 11, just off the central Marianplatz (it can be a bit tricky to find through a maze of backstreets though).

And the other one is The Shamrock at Trautenwolfstrsse 6 – but we recommend Killains.
What other sites are there to see?

The restaurants are fantastic if a little pricey (a pint of lager will set you back about e3.75 if you avoid the Irish pubs, where it's about e1 dearer) and there's plenty in the way of architecture to be spotted, like the New Town Hall and Te Peterskirch church – both close to Marienplatz square.

How do I get to the Munich memorial?
It's in the quiet district of Trudering at the spot that marks where the plane came down on February 6, 1958.

From the central Munich Train Station, called Hauptbahnhof, take the red U7 service 11 stops east towards Messestadt-Ost and get off at Trudering.

Walk up the steps and, with the parkland on your right, walk about 500 yards straight and follow the road round to the right.

Walk for another few minutes and you should see a football pitch/park on your right and a pub on your left.

Turn left past the pub and you'll see the memorial right in front of you. There's also a shop and florists opposite the pub.
Allianz Arena photographes used with the kind permission of Hussain Shah and Thomas Oswald.

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