Oktoberfest 2009: Guide to Munich Allianz Arena

The Allianz Arena is Munich's biggest football stadium and is in the north of the city. It was built by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and inaugurated in May 2005.

The façade comprises plastic air cushions that can be illuminated in blue or red - depending on which of the two Munich teams are playing. The Allianz Arena is home to both FC Bayern Munich (who have a red strip) and TSV 1860 München (who have a blue strip).

Tip: you can take a guided tour of the stadium when there's no match on. For further information on the tours go to www.allianz-arena.de.

(Foto: Foto: Robert Haas)

Fröttmaning underground station