Swansea City pre-season tour of Germany

12th July

With the Swans heading to Germany as part of their pre-season preparations, here are all the key details travelling Jacks need for the trip.
Below you can find information on fixture venues, travel, things to do and important contacts.

Borussia Monchengladbach
Wednesday, July 15: 6pm local time, 5pm BST
Address: ASV (Allgemeiner Sportverein Grassau eV) Grassau, Sportgelände Brandtstätt, Mietenkamer Str. 57, 83224 Grassau, Germany
Telephone: 00 49 8641/4736    
Website:ASV Grassau

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 by clicking HERE

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.
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

1860 Munich
Saturday, July 18: 7pm local time, 6pm BST
Address: Städtisches Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße, Grünwalder Straße 4, München, 81547 Bavaria, Germany
Telephone: 00 49 8923 383710
Website: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 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 at tickets@tsv1860.de

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.

Pubs and grub - At the stadium, you can get two types of beer (blonde and white beer). Soft drinks are €3; beer costs €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 are sandwiches (€3), Stadionwurst - a type of sausage - for €3.50 and sweets are €1.50. There are just five food stands in the stadium and gets very crowded if the stadium is full. There's one restaurant inside the east side of the stadium, which is only open on match day.
There are many pubs and a variety of restaurants around the stadium e.g. Bavarian, Asian, Italian Greek and fast food. They are all within a 5-15 minute walk away. A typical Bavarian restaurant is "Obergiesinger" (Bergstraße 5, 81539 München, 00 49 89 55051666 http://www.obergiesinger.de/) - it's around 500 metres from the east standing area in the direction to the church along Martin Luther Street on the left side.
The main fans pub is the "Wienerwald" (Tegernseer Landstr. 114, 81539 München) - it's across the road from the stadium, open 10am-10pm and has a beer garden.

Useful Information
Tourist Information Grassau, Kirchplatz 3, 83224 Grassau Tel: 00 49 8641 697960
http://www.grassau.de/de/tourismus (in German) hallo@grassau.info
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