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Looking forward to a Champion’s League trip to Munich – A Supporters’ Guide

How to enjoy your trip when going to watch arsenal in the Champion’s League?

So for the first time in ages, Arsenal has managed to top their group gifting them the possibility of playing a ‘weaker’ team in the latter part of the competition. But it’s Arsenal and despite them finishing top of their group, they only ended up getting Bayern Munich in the first knock out stage. Arsenal has to never knock out the Munich side, so it’s going to prove to be a hard test for Wenger’s men. That said, the first leg is going to be played in Munich and the city has a lot to offer for its tourists. So to take your mind of off that horrible draw, here ways to enjoy trip when the Gunners travel to the German city:

Neuschwanstein and Ludwig II

A breath taking scenic vision of a knight’s castle which is homage to Wagner’s operas, more than 50 million visitors have admired this fairy tale castle since they were built by the shy and world wear king. A day trip to this beautiful castle is something that will most definitely take your mind off of the football.

Beer gardens

In the early spring, Bavaria’s ‘liquid food’ is served in these hip beer gardens; the breweries market their bock beers such as Salvator, Maximator or Triumphator. So no matter what your drink is, whether you’re an ale drinker, light beer drinker or you prefer a wheat beer, these beer gardens will fulfil your needs. What better than to sit on a wooden bench beneath the chestnut trees, sipping a MaB of beer whilst eating pork sausages or grilled fish is certainly something to enjoy when following Arsenal to Germany.

Olympiaprk

In preparation for the 1972 Olympic Games, a former airfield and parade grounds were transformed into an Olympic park. This location features landscaped hills, an artificial lake, communication towers and some superb sport facilities. It was designed by the firm of Behnisch & Partners, it’s worth a visit, purely because the Olympiaprk is a work of art; as the elegant, airy ensemble derives its character chiefly from transparent tensile roof designed by Frei Otto. The place is considered a masterpiece of modern architecture.

Marienplatz

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Henry the Lion transformed Marienplatz into the centre of Munich and remains the central hub of the city. This is where the New town hall stands and is where the major public transit lines meet, the locals and visitors alike are able to stroll past street entertainers and dine at exquisite restaurants or café patios lining the square. It’s the heart of the city and a pedestrian zone for all visitors and locals. The square begins at the western end of the square and leads off from the north offering a host of attractions to keep you entertained while you support the Reds in their Champions League first leg.

Whatever you chose to do when you go to Munich, be sure to check if you need to complete an E111 renewal because without a EHIC card, any injuries that could occur while you’re away in Europe won’t be covered.

Enjoy!

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