The Allianz Arena is a football stadium and the home ground of the FC Bayern Munich football team, which hosts both local and international matches.
Construction of the Munich stadium began in the autumn of 2002. The Allianz Arena was opened on 30 May 2005 with a friendly match between "Munich 1860" and "Nuremberg".
Today, the Allianz Arena is a unique football temple, a real architectural work of art, a symbol of Munich and the home of FC Bayern, which attracts tourists from all over the world 365 days a year.
The stadium is widely known for its exterior - an exterior consisting of 2,784 "air" plastic panels (pillows) that are inflated with dry air. Because of this, the Allianz Arena is often referred to as the "inflatable boat" (Schlauchboot), the "car tire" (Autoreifen), and the "airbag" (Luftkissen).
Allianz Arena is the world's first completely color-changing stadium!
During the day, the outer surfaces of the stadium's "pillows" shine in the sun. In the evening, they glow thanks to LED lighting. Each pillow can be individually illuminated in red, blue and white colors and their shades. In different cases, special lighting is used, for example, during Advent, the arena lights up as a huge Christmas gift; when one of the home teams plays a match in the stadium, it is illuminated by its color (for Bayern Munich-red, for Munich 1860-blue), and if the German national team plays in the arena, the pillows are illuminated by white.
The stadium has a capacity of just over 70,000 for international matches and just over 75,000 for home matches.
Including standing seats, 2,152 business seats, 1,374 VIP box seats, and 227 wheelchair seats.
In the walls of "the Allianz Arena"
In addition to its direct purpose - hosting football matches, the Allianz Arena offers a tour of the stadium, a visit to the FC Bayern museum, a playground for children, a shop and a gastronomy.
Arena Tour and Museum of FC "Bayern"
Take a look behind the scenes of the Allianz Arena and feel the atmosphere of this stadium, you can visit the tour of the Allianz Arena.
Within the walls of the stadium is the FC Bayern Museum, which is the largest football club museum in Germany.
The museum tells the story of FC Bayern - from the moment the club was founded in 1900 and up to the present day.
You can purchase individual tickets to the museum and the Allianz Arena tour, or a combined ticket (Kombitiket), which includes a visit to the museum and a tour of the Allianz Arena itself.
Offers for groups are also provided: special excursions for children and VIP tours, where you can sit on the coach's bench and look into the VIP box.
The game world in the Allianz Arena
Children between the ages of 3 and 9 can play for free on the playground at the Allianz Arena. On the site there is a climbing wall, parkour with adventures, and children who love a quiet pastime can do crafts.
Trained staff will take care of the children in the presence of their parents.
Working hours: daily (except match days) from 10: 00 to 13: 30 and from 14: 00 to 18:00. The game world is closed during the Christmas holidays (24.12-26.12), as well as on New Year's Eve and New Year's Eve (31.12 - 01.01).
The Bayern store is located on the third level of the Allianz Arena and offers all the attributes for the "red and white" football fans, including: original Bayern T-shirts, flags, stickers, products for children, among which, of course, will be the mascot of the club bear "Bernie".
The Paulaner Fantreff Nord bistro and restaurant serves classic Bavarian snacks and Paulaner beer.
Paulaner Fantreff Nord is located on the third floor near the stairwell M. Opening hours: daily from 10: 00 to 18:00, hot meals can be ordered until 17: 00.
The Allianz Arena is located in the north of Munich, at the address: Werner-Heisenberg-Allee, 25.
Attention! The services provided at the Allianz Arena are subject to change, as are the opening hours of the venues. We recommend that you check the information immediately before visiting.
Allianz Arena website: allianz-arena.
Allianz Arena Museum and Tour page: fcbayern.com/museum.
Near the Allianz Arena
The meadows of the Fröttmaninger Berg hill, which is of artificial origin and has a height of 75 meters, are located near the stadium.
Within the hill are places for walking and relaxing, a children's playground and a wind turbine, and from its top you can enjoy views of the football arena, the Munich skyline and the surrounding area.
Where to stay near Allianz Arena
Hotel Arena Stadt München with a garden, free parking, rooms with private bathrooms and all modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi.
Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
All accommodation facilities in Munich, including near the Allianz Arena and in the city center, can be view and book here