Bavaria is world renowned for its cuisine, biergartens, traditional culture, BMW, and its capital city, Munich. As the home of Germany's biggest and most successful soccer club, FC Bayern Munich, as well as 1860 Munich, Munich is a fantastic soccer destination. From here, it's only a short distance to exciting destinations like Nurnberg, the German Alps, and Salzburg, Austria! In Munich and Nurnberg, you will visit WWII sites like Dachau's concentration camp, the Nazi rally grounds and museum, and medieval castles and fortifications. As a special destination, Germany's famous Neuschwanstein Castle is located in Bavaria.
The German Alps have hosted two winter Olympics and serve as the perfect setting for soccer team training camps, attracting the biggest national and club teams from around the world. Professional European soccer teams usually spend time during their preseason training in the Alps of either France, Germany, or Switzerland. Due to its fine geographic location in Germany's "sunny south," Bavaria can be easily combined with Switzerland, Austria, or the Czech Republic for multi-country tours.
Munich Site Seeing
AM: Arrive in Munich, Germany and get acquainted with the city before an afternoon bike tour.
PM: After lunch, begin a guided bike tour of Munich (11:00 – 4). Along the tour you’ll visit a number of Munich’s most famous sites including the English Garden, the Asamkirche, the Bayerische Staatsoper Opera House, Marienplatz, the Theatinerkirche, the Neues Rathaus, the Weihenstephan brewery, and many more off the beaten path gems of the city.
Allianz Arena & German Soccer
AM: Spend your morning on a guided tour of the Allianz Arena. Have some free time to further explore the city of Munich and do some souvenir shopping.
PM: Play your first friendly match vs. Munich area soccer team in the evening. Enjoy dinner with the German team after the match.
Bavarian Alps Exploration
AM: Depart for Alps for a Whitewater rafting adventure that crosses the border between Germany and Austria.
PM: Stop and visit Lake Koenigsee for lunch with views of Hitler’s Eagles Nest. Enjoy swimming and relaxing along the water before heading back to the hotel. Have an evening soccer practice with SV Ruhpolding coach.
Gustav's Corner: Bavarian Expertise
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