Munich FIFA World Cup 2006

Allianz Arena

Munich FIFA World Cup 2006

Possibly the best equipped stadium in the FIFA World Cup 2006, the Allianz Arena, a 66,000 all-seater stadium, is shared by two of Munich’s top clubs, Bayern and 1860. Located to the north of the city, Allianz Arena features an attractive space-age design and is well served by roads and public transport.

Munich overview
Located in Germany’s southeast, not far from the Austrian border, Munich sees millions of annual visitors and features awesome Gothic buildings, lush parks and interesting museums. It is one of Germany’s most vibrant cities, best known for its exciting beer festivals and cavernous beer halls, and will make a great venue city during the FIFA World cup 2006.

Munich hotels World Cup 2006
Munich has a good supply of hotels and it’s not impossible to dig out a bargain or two, yet for the World Cup 2006 booking ahead of time is essential. Central Munich has the best supply of hotel establishments in the city, while Haidhausen, Neuhausen and Nymphenburg are also popular accommodation areas.

Munich shopping and nightlife
Munich has more places to eat and drink than you could poke a stick at and you will find a whole host of diverse eateries and lively café-bars to go with the many beer halls and beer gardens during the FIFA World Cup 2006. Maximilianstrasse has the best shopping and is also known for its trendy bars and nightclubs.

Alternatively, the suburb of Theresienwiese is also loaded with cafés and restaurants, and the Andechs (Benedictine monastery), located on a hill near the city, has some delicious beers centuries-old in the making.

Munich attractions
If you have some spare time during the FIFA World Cup 2006, the Altstadt (old town) of Munich is a charming area and a tourist hot-spot, with its vibrant square (Marienplatz) featuring many historical buildings and lined with terrace cafés. One of the most prominent churches on the square is the 19th century neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus, while the beautiful English Garden, north of the centre, is Europe's largest park.

Getting to Stuttgart
Munich’s Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport is located to the north of the city and receives numerous transatlantic flights, as well as many services from European destinations, including from London. The airport is well connected with the city via rail and the A-92 autobahn runs right past the airport. Munich is also well connected internationally by rail, with four services per day from London’s Victoria station alone. Trains also come in from Zurich and a network of buses arrive in Munich from London, Brussels, Paris and Vienna.

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