Travelling Jacks – 1860 Munich

1860 Munich Badge
1860 Munich Badge

1860 Munich – Saturday 18th July 2015 19:00 (local time)
Address: Städtisches Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße, Grünwalder Straße 4, München, 81547 Bavaria, Germany
Telephone: 00 49 8923 383710

What’s It Like
The “Städtisches Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße”, also called “60er Stadion”, is the third biggest, and also the oldest football stadium in Munich, built in 1911. The stadium is the home for the second teams of Munich’s two biggest football clubs FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich.

The capacity of the stadium has varied from 51,800 in the 1960s to the present size of 12,500. The largest attendance was 58,200 in 1948 in a game between TSV 1860 and 1. F.C. Nuremberg.

Currently, the biggest sporting events in this stadium are the two “derbies” between the second teams from TSV 1860 Munich (the Blues) and FC Bayern Munich (the Reds). TSV 1860 Munich are called “The Lions” from the Lion on their badge. The games are always sold out and the crowds are very passionate.

The “60er Stadion” has the charm of an old school football stadium, old sitting areas of wood, old cement standing areas and the location in the heart of a residential area make this stadium unique in the modern stadium world. The famous Monty Python sketch The Philosophers’ Football Match, though pretending to be in the Olympiastadion, was filmed here.

Tickets are €25 for adults, €22 for concessions & €12.50€ for kids (seated) and €15 for adults, €12 for concessions & €7.50 for kids (standing) Tickets are available in advance at the Grünwald Stadion or pre-order them via email: [email protected]

Pubs and Grub
At the stadium, you can get two types of beer (blonde and white beer). Soft drinks are €3 for beer its €4. You pay an extra €1 for deposit on the returned cup and drinking should be allowed during the game. There’s a special Bavarian drink, called ‘Goaßn’; a mix of white beer and coke with a schnapps glass of cherry liqueur.

To eat, there’s sandwiches (€3), a type of sausage; Stadionwurst for €3.50 and sweets €1.50. There are just 5 food stands in the stadium and get very crowded if the stadium is full. There’s one restaurant inside the east side of the stadium, only open on match day.

There are many pubs and a variety of restaurants around the stadium e.g. Bavarian, Asian, Italian Greek and McDondalds. They are all within a 5-15 minute walk away. A typical Bavarian restaurant is “Obergiesinger” (Bergstraße 5, 81539 München, 00 49 89 55051666 it’s around 500 meters from the east standing area in the direction to the church along Martin-Luther-Str. on the left side. There you can get excellent Bavarian food for good prices and drink the best beers in Bavaria.

The main fans pub is the “Wienerwald” (Tegernseer Landstr. 114, 81539 München) it’s across the road from the stadium, open 10am-10pm has a beer garden with seating for food for 100 (with searing for food for 70 inside).

Visiting Bavaria
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.

Food and drink
German Food Prices

Useful Information
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