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Football Inspired City Breaks

With the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League fast approching, why not take a football inspired city break to one of Europe's greatest footballing destinations.

Football Championship Destination Milan

Milan

European football's most decorated city boasts the magnificent San Siro, home to Italian powerhouses AC and Inter Milan.

To learn more about the history of two of the greatest teams to grace the world of calcio take the stadium tour (Piazzale Angelo Moratti).

Football Championship Destination Berlin

Berlin

Berlin's Olympiastadion is a perfect venue for a sporting pilgrimage.

The Olympiastadion was built for the infamous 1936 Olympic Games and renovated in 2006 to host the World Cup Final. Since 1963 the ground has been the home of Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin. Soak in the atmosphere of one of Europe’s most exciting leagues or watch a game at one of Berlin’s sports bars. Try Tante Käthe on Bernauer Straße, so called after the affectionate name for the German permed football icon, Rudi Völler (it translates as Aunt Kath in English). It’s as individual as the man himself.

Football Championship Destination Munich

Munich

Bayern Munich is a juggernaut of German football.

Take in the Allianz Arena on Werner-Heisenberg Avenue, home to both Bayern and "The Lions" of 1860 Munich, and think of the stadium tour as two for the price of one offer. For those feeling nostalgic try visiting Olympiastadion (Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21), scene of England’s 5-1 victory over Germany in 2001.

Football Championship Destination Berlin

Barcelona

With its seemingly unstoppable 'tiki-taka' approach, Barcelona has established itself as a titan of the modern game.

Spend a weekend in the city to uncover the true Catalan culture that's engrained in the club. Join a Camp Nou stadium tour at Carrer Aristides Maillol, then head for La Taverna De Barcelona on Ronda Ze la Universitat to take in a game and a glass of beer with the local football fanatics. 

Football Championship Destination Madrid

Madrid

Madrid has a longstanding history of football: Real Madrid was founded in 1902, while Atlético Madrid was founded a year later.

This history is evident on match-days, when the city comes alive with supporters, and its bars and restaurants are packed out with those cheering on their side. No team has won more European Cups than Real Madrid, while Atlético Madrid is the third most successful club in Spain. 

Real's Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and Atlético's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium both offer guided tours for football enthusiasts.

Football Championship Destination Dortmund

Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund's ground, Westfalenstadion, is the largest stadium in the country and boasts the highest average attendance in the world.

Officially known as Signal Iduna Park (Strobel Avenue 50), if you manage to get a ticket here you'll be a part of the “yellow wall” of one of football's truly iconic atmospheres. 

For those without tickets there is always Brauhaus Wenkers (Beten Street 1), where the ever-friendly bar staff wear the club’s shirts along with the supporters.

 

 

Football Championship Destination Amsterdam

Amsterdam

During the 1970s, the Dutch brought the world "Total Football." Its two World Cup final appearances centred around the great Ajax team of Johan Cruyff, which won the European Cup on three consecutive occasions.

The Ajax of today maintains those principals and, with its famed academy, produces some of Europe’s top stars – take the Amsterdam Arena tour at Arena Boulevard and discover more about Holland’s capital club.

Football Championship Destination Turin

Turin

Juventus, or Juve, is Italy’s most successful club, and as such a visit to its museum and a stadium tour at Corso Galileo Ferraris are essential for any football fan visiting the city.

Turin is also home to Torino, based at Via Filadelfia. Anyone with an interest in football history can discover more about the "Grande Torino" side, Italy’s first great club team.

Football Championship Destination Glasgow

Glasgow

Home to one of Europe’s greatest rivalries between the 'Old Firm' of Rangers and Celtic, football can’t be avoided in this vibrant and colourful city.

The home of Scottish football is at Glasgow’s Hampden Park - visit the Scottish Football Museum to hear the ‘Hampden Roar’, see the world’s oldest national trophy or re-live Zinadine Zidane’s greatest moment in a Real Madrid shirt.