Bayern Munich football breaks
Bayern Munich are head and shoulders above the rest in Germany. With five Champions League titles and 28 Bundesliga crowns, the Reds are a true giant on the European football stage and their star-studded line-ups have deservedly earned them the nickname in their own country of ‘FC Hollywood’. They attract a big overseas fanbase who like to go to Munich and combine top football in the mighty Allianz Arena with beer, culture and a true Bavarian experience.
The Allianz Arena is one of the largest and most modern football stadiums in Europe. It has been awarded five-star status by UEFA and has been the venue for both the Champions League final (2012) and the World Cup opening match (2006). The exterior of the arena changes colour depending on who is inside. It shines in red when Bayern play and in white when Germany's national team are in action. The Allianz Arena is located in Munich's northern outskirts and has room for 75,000 spectators. Due to their huge success over many years, and a loyal following from Germany’s second city and right across Germany and the world, the arena is sold out every time Bayern Munich play. Right next to the arena is a fantastic Bayern Munich museum where the visitor can explore the club's history through films, interactive moments and pictures of legendary football heroes such as Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Oliver Kahn, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, and more. It is a must for any lover of football and Bayern in particular.
Bayern Munich history
The club were formed in February 27, 1900 and won their first championship in 1932. But it was not until the late 1960s and early 1970s that Bayern Munich became a power house in German football. Bayern won three straight league titles in 1972-74 and followed that up with an incredible three straight victories in the European Cup (now Champions League), dominating seventies European football with Liverpool and Ajax. During the 2000s, the club have more sor less made the number one position in the Bundesliga their own, seeing off the likes of Dortmund, Leverkusen and now Leipzig to the title. Some of the biggest names in world football have turned out for Bayern over the past decade including Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Thomas Muller, James Rodriguez and Manuel Neuer.