As a footballer nation that has been famous throughout the world, Germany certainly has the headquarters of an international stadium is incredible. One of them in the city of Munich, with his soccer team Bayern Munchen. The city is certainly very proud to have a magnificent stadium, named Allianz Arena. The beauty, splendor and uniqueness of the sports stadium were eventually siphon tourists to perpetuate themselves and to witness the grandeur of the stadium nicknamed ‘Schlauchboot’ or ‘raft’.
Allianz Arena is located at the northern edge of the city of Munich precisely in Frottmaning namely on the street Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25. Towards this sports arena, you can use the Subway U6 from the city center with the aim Graching-Forschungszentrum. Then you stop at the station Frottmaning to then walk briefly through directions. Travel by subway from the city center is only about 16 minutes.
Allianz arena was built in 2002 and was completed in 2005. The architect is the architectural firm the swiss Herog & de Meuron. The capacity of the stadium is for 71,000 spectators with parking area in the basement of the largest in Europe. Allianz name itself is taken from the name of the main sponsor construction, namely the insurance companies and financial ‘Allianz’, based in Munich.
The Allianz Arena has become so unique and modern for exterior / facade building using 2874 air panel with ETFE-foil technology that makes walls convex shaped like giant tires. The stadium is to host the 2006 World Cup semi-finals, is also using a plastic polymer that makes temperature resistant and rust proof. Another unique feature is the color of the panel can be lit up and change color according to the color of the team competing.
Not only can see the beauty of architectural technology, you can also take a tour offered by the manager. It is the price per ticket of 10 euros, which tours open every day except when there is a match. The tour held at 11:00 until 16:30 with a duration of 75 minutes. For those of you who do not speak German, also provided English speaking tour, which was held from 13.00. You will be invited to walk through every room in the stadium, from the locker room by stepping directly stadium grass. At the stadium there are 550 toilets, four dressing rooms, four locker room coaches, two referees’ locker room, the players warm up area of 110 square meters, 190 monitors, until the cell space for violent supporters. Very complete and be proud of course, if you can get into this stadium. In fact, do not be surprised if you have to stand in line and be a waiting list when it should join the tour.
Other facilities that are deliberately prepared for tourists is with the daycare, store accessories, as well as fast food restaurants. So you certainly can be more relaxed traveled without fear of starvation. Very complete and very dear to miss if you’re in Munich.