Borussia Mönchengladbach – Wednesday 15th July 2015 18:00 (local time)
Address: ASV ((Allgemeiner Sportverein Grassau eV)) Grassau, Sportgelände Brandtstätt, Mietenkamer Str. 57, 83224 Grassau, Germany
Telephone: 00 49 8641/4736
What’s It Like
Grassau is a small market village on the slopes of the Alps (population 6,500) in the district of Traunstein in Bavaria. It is south of Lake Chiemsee in the valley of the Tiroler Ache. The area is near the golf resort Achental between Chiemsee and Kampenwand
The game is played at Grassauer Sportpark in Brandstätt, tickets are €13.50 for adults, €9.10 for wheelchair users, companions and kids (under 10s entry is free). They can be bought at the Tourist Information Offices Grassau and Rottau, at Ticket Sharf offices or http://www.ticketscharf.de/index.php?View=AlleArtikel&SYS_PRP03_00_ID=152882
Pubs and Grub
Being a market village, everything will be congregated around the centre of the village. There are a number of places to eat and drink and also a nightclub – Coupe 66, open 8-midnight Tuesday – Thursday, and until 1am on Friday and Saturday
Some information from a mate who lives in Germany, although he’s a long way from Munich and Grassau (Thanks, Peter) – Grassau is around 60 miles east of Munich. I suppose most Jacks will be staying in Munich.
It’s the most expensive city in Germany and although the Euro has lost some value I would suggest accommodation on the outskirts, with a good connection to the city via overground train (S Bahn). You can buy day tickets or tickets for several days; the public transport is excellent.
Munich – Grassau
Leaves Munich Central (München Hauptbahnhof) at platform 11, train number M79015 Travelling time 90-120 mins. Change at Übersee for the bus to Grassau, bus number 9509; approx €23 return. After the game the best bet is to get a taxi to Übersee or Prien and get a train back to Munich.
Getting to Grassau is not very difficult, either by train or bus, however, getting back to Munich after the game is very difficult due to the late KO; best option is a car for that day. You can stay in Grassau which is cheaper than Munich. Doing this you don’t have to get back to Munich and can watch the team train during the week.
Food and drink
Tourist Information Grassau, Kirchplatz 3, 83224 Grassau Tel: 00 49 8641 697960
http://www.grassau.de/de/tourismus (in German)
http://www.grassau.de/de/borussia-moenchengladbach-vs-swansea-afc (in German)
Places to eat
Ay Caramba, La Rotonda, Da Pina Grassau, Zur Post and Saller’s Restaurant & Bar.
Tourist Office at City Hall, Marienplatz 2 80331 München
Mon – Fri 9am – 7pm, Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun 10am – 2pm
Tourist Office at Main Station, Central Train Station, Bahnhofsplatz 2, 80335 München
Mon – Sat 9am – 8pm, Sun 10am – 6pm