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Champion’s League Final – Where to Watch

Almost exactly a year ago I posted about where to watch the 2012 Champion’s League Final in Munich.

Now, it’s May 2013 and Bayern München are in the final again, hurrah!

Here are my picks for the best places to watch the Champion’s League final tomorrow:

Allianz Area/Theresienwiese

Just a pointer to those who do have tickets for either of these public viewing locations – get there early. And for those that don’t have tickets, do avoid the locations – both venues are completely sold-out and it’ll be a complete waste of time.

Backstage

Backstage is a fun alternative to the official public viewing locations – and for 7 €, you get one Maß, entrance to the beer garden from 3pm onwards, and free entrance to the party that follows in Backstage. Tickets available here.

Quattro Tavoli

My favourite Italian restaurant is also showing the game on a big screen – if you want good food with your football, you’ve got it here. It’s busy anyway on a Saturday night, so get there early to avoid the queues.

Kultfabrik

The Kultfabrik are also hosting a public viewing, though they tend to target a younger audience. DJ Don Dado‘s there to get the audience going. It’s not my cup of tea, but a few hundred seats are covered – the rest is open air – so if you get there early, you have a chance to get some decent seats and avoid the rain. More infos on their Facebook page.

Muffathalle

The Muffathalle always has a lovely atmosphere, and if the weather’s ok, an evening next to the Isar would be just perfect. Entrance is free, the beer garden’s open from 6pm.

Substanz

Substanz at Poccistr. is opening at 6.30pm tomorrow, to allow guests to find a seat before kick-off. It’s not possible to reserve a seat, but they do have chips, schnitzel, Currywurst and pizza on offer. Perfect football food.

Kennedy’s

If you fancy a pint of Guinness with your final, Kennedy’s will be bustling tomorrow night. Also very central for parties afterwards.

Sendlinger Augustiner

I think this would be my choice for the match – Saturday’s Schnitzeltag at the Sendlinger Augustiner – a choice of seven schnitzels for just 6.99 € including sides. They do a cornflakes schnitzel too, which I’ve been meaning to try for a while.

I’ll be watching the match with the lovely Hauskonzerte people, after Kevin Devine’s secret gig tomorrow afternoon. Hurrah!

This went viral a few days ago, but for those of you who haven’t seen it, here’s the Munich Philharmonic, spurring on Bayern:

And if you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, you might be more interested in the BASSart festival on at the Gasteig tomorrow night – with music ranging from dubstep, techno, drum’n’bass and house to reggae and electro. Tickets cost 16 € and can be bought from their website.

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