Planning a Football Trip to Leipzig

Planning a Football Trip to Leipzig? Free guide – where to stay, eat, drink and how to get tickets; to the stadium.

Football Trip to Leipzig – How to get to Leipzig & How to get around

Football Trip to Leipzig – Fly to Leipzig

There are no direct flights from the UK to Leipzig, return flights via Dusseldorf or Stuttgart can be had from London, Manchester, Birmingham for less than £150 or via Palma Majorca from Leeds.

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Directions from the Airport

Leipzig Halle Airport has the luxury of having its own train station (Leipzig/Halle Flughafen), here you can take the S-Bahn (S5 and S5X) and the Intercity train (IC) to the main railway stations (Hbf) of Leipzig and Halle. Traveling with the S-Bahn is cheapest. Moreover, the S-Bahn runs more frequently than the train, at least from and to Leipzig. Every 30 minutes S-Bahn S5 or S5X departs in the direction of Leipzig, every 60 minutes you can travel to Halle with S-Bahn S5.

The journey time with the S-Bahn is 13 minutes to Leipzig Hbf and 15 minutes to Halle (Saale) Hbf. The stop before the main railway station Leipzig Hauptbahnhof is Leipzig Messe, the stop after is Leipzig Markt (city centre).

S-Bahn tickets
Tickets cost the same for both destinations: € 4.60 for adults and € 2.70 for children from 6 to 13 years

Taxis from the Airport

The travel time to Leipzig’s city centre is approx. 40 minutes and to Halle’s city centre is approx. 30 minutes. The taxi stand can be found in front of Terminal B. A taxi to Leipzig will cost at least € 40, if you want to take the taxi to Halle you’ll pay around € 50.

Football Trip to Leipzig – Travel By Train

Train tickets from Berlin to Leipzig Hbf start at €13.60 one-way for a Standard Class ticket. The average journey time by train between Berlin and Leipzig Hbf is 1 hour and 23 minutes, with around 25 trains per day, 18 of them direct.
Train tickets from London to Leipzig start at €69.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket. The average journey time by train between London and Leipzig is 13 hours and 38 minutes, with around 12 trains per day. The fastest journey time by train from London to Leipzig is 8 hours and 54 minutes. No, there are no direct train services from London to Leipzig. Travelling from London to Leipzig by train will require a minimum of 2 changes. The first train is around 7am and last 8pm.

Football Trip to Leipzig – Travel By Ferry

It takes between 8 and 9 hours to drive to Leipzig from Calais. Book tickets via DFDS Seaways

Football Trip to Leipzig – Travel Around Leipzig

Thanks to the compact layout of the city, getting around Leipzig is best done on foot. Most of the major sightseeing attractions can be found in close proximity to each other. Leipzig’s public transportation system relies first and foremost on its large and wide-reaching tram network, which, with thirteen separate tram lines, covers a total of 218 km of roadway. Additionally, there are 61 bus lines, which primarily serve the city districts.

Football Trip to Leipzig – How to Get to the Match

Football Trip to Leipzig – The Stadiums

Zentralstadion is the largest football stadium in the former East Germany. In 1956, the first Zentralstadion opened, at the time it was one of the biggest stadiums in Europe being able to hold 100,000 spectators. Various Leipzig football teams used the venue as a home stadium, including VfB Leipzig (precursor to 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig) at various points in the 20th century (including large-scale European matches in the 1970s and domestic football in the 1990s). However, over the years it fell into disuse and was costing the city too much to maintain. In 1997, the city of Leipzig decided to build a new stadium within the old stadium, a modern state of the art stadium only for football. The new stadium was built from December 2000 till March 2004.

The Zentralstadion was the only stadium in the former East Germany to host games in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. It hosted four group matches and a round of 16 game in the tournament. A year earlier, it was also one of the venues for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and hosted three matches of the tournament, including the third-place match. From 2005 to 2007, the Zentralstadion was host of the German League Cup final.

Bruno-Plache-Stadion is a multi-use stadium in Leipzig, Germany. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Lokomotive Leipzig. Fans only call it “das Bruno” (the Bruno). The stadium has a capacity of 15,600 people, but it is only accredited for 7,000 people at the moment.  It was built in 1922. When it was opened, it was the largest stadium owned by a club in Germany, with a proposed capacity of over 40,000 people. After the Second World War, the stadium was home to SC Rotation Leipzig, until 1990. In 1992, the German Football Association prohibited games to be held for the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga due to security requirements not being met. Since 2004, football matches are being held again at the stadium, which is now the home ground of 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig. The city of Leipzig has full ownership of the stadium.

Football Trip to Leipzig – Getting to the Stadium

Zentralstadion – The 2-kilometre walk from the centre of Leipzing and the station should not take longer than 20 to 30 minutes.
Alternatively, you can take tram 3, 7, or 15 from the main railway station (Leipzig Hbf), which will bring you to the stadium in only 7 minutes. Get off at stop Sportforum.

Bruno-Plache-Stadion – A number 15 tram gets you here from the station, located just past the 1813 Battle of Leipzig memorial.

Football Trip to Leipzig – Getting Tickets

RB Leipzing Online

LOK Leipzig

Football Trip to Leipzig – Fixtures

When planning your football trip please note that the dates shown represent the weekend that the game is scheduled to take place and games are likely to change through the season and be moved for TV scheduling.

Plan your Football Trip to Leipzig with our full list of fixtures or Check the Bundesliga Website when planning your football trip to Germany for latest fixture information.

The schedule for kick-off times in Germany can be found our Planning a Football Trip to Germany page (COMING SOON)

Football Trip to Leipzig – Where to stay. What to See. Where to Eat. Where to Drink

Football Trip to Leipzig – Where to stay

Stay in the centre

Football Trip to Leipzig – What else to see & do

The German city of Leipzig has been attracting visitors for centuries – once thanks to its reputation as a centre of trade, today for its historic charm. Thought to have been founded a staggering 1,000 years ago, the city is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. Located 93 miles (150km) south of Berlin, Leipzig boasts an impressive musical scene having once welcomed famous composers such as Schumann and Mendelssohn.

Visitors to the city will find several impressive buildings and monuments all within walking distance of one another. Take a trip to the home of the Leipzig orchestra at the Gewandhaus concert hall and then on to the stunning Town Hall (Rathaus), which takes pride of place in the Market Square in the centre of the city. It is also recommended to dedicate a bit of time to marvel at some of the beautiful places of worship such as St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) and St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche).

Visitors looking to escape the city’s charming hustle and bustle should consider a trip to the Botanical Gardens. The gardens, which are open every day, offer visitors the chance to take in a vast array of different plant species. Ideal for taking a relaxed walk through in the afternoons, the Botanical Gardens are free of charge and well worth a visit for those with green fingers!

Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum is the most famous coffee shop in the city and was once a meeting point for poets, composers and philosophers. The café is an excellent opportunity to refuel on coffee, hot chocolate and mouth-watering pastries.

Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum is the most famous one and was once a meeting point for poets, composers and philosophers. The café is an excellent opportunity to refuel on coffee, hot chocolate and mouth-watering pastries.

Take in Leipzig’s flat surroundings, the forests and lakes, from the rooftop observation deck on the 29th floor of the Panorama Tower at Augustus platz 9 (00 49 341 7100590; panorama; opening hours vary; entry €3)

Step of the Century sculpture by Wolfgang Mattheuer. This controversial depiction of a deformed man taking an elongated stride symbolises two regimes that dominated eastern Germany: the outstretched arm of the Nazis and the clenched fist of the Communists

Zeitgeschictliches Forum ( Forum of contemporary history, Grimmaische Straße 6) – The forum charts the history of GDR from division in 1961 to the fall of the wall in 1989 right through to the post reunification blues. It’s a fascinating insight into what life was like behind the wall. Highlights here include series of short films capturing key moments like the faces of Berliners in shock & tears as the wall went up in ’61 and also the euphoric mood of the city after the wall came down. Cracking place. Best of all, it’s free to enter

Colditz a former renaissance palace turned WW2 Prisoner of War camp which now has been partly converted into a youth hostel. From the Leipzig Hauptbahnhof jump on the bus no 690. It is a scenic 1 hour 22 minute ride and costs approx €6. . There’s a museum you can visit which details life of prisoners in Colditz and their stories of escape plus you can view some of the tools used in the escape attempts- from Douglas of Midlothian soup tins to knives

Football Trip to Leipzig – Where to Drink

Bayerischer Bahnhof Pub in south Leipzig. The locale is set in a historical, reconstructed train station and is known for the home-brew called Gose, a slightly sour-salty-tasting and top-fermented beer

Moritzbastei (Universitätsstraße 9 )on the citycentre University campus is a-bit-of-everything kind of place situated in an old castle where you can laze, drink beer in the sun, in the evenings dance as much or as little as you like to music ranging from blues to samba or dark wave , go to concerts or watch live football & films ( in German only) for free.

Gosenschenke Ohne Bedenken built in 1899 in the suburb of Gohlis at a time when Leipzig was expanding rapidly in size. The interior has been restored to something akin to its original state and is stuffed full with Gose memorabilia in the form of old advertisements and bottles. The style is similar to that of traditional beerhalls throughout Germany in its comfortable, uncomplicated design. For those intimidated by the sourness of straight Gose, a selection of Gose cocktails are available.

Sinfonie Located on the eastern edge of the city centre, it’s a corner pub of a decent size, mostly done out in a modern, trendy way. The beer selection, especially in the spread of different styles, is most unusual for the city

Brauhaus an der Thomaskirche The Brauhaus is wonderfully schizophrenic. Most of it is a rustic Italian restaurant, where old bits of wooden farming kack are draped around the walls. This forms the large section to the right of the entrance and there is another bit in this style behind the bar rambling back towards the kitchen. To your left on entering, is a much smaller area of high tables and stools. It’s sandwiched between the tackily rural bar counter (oh no, it’s got a little tiled roof) and the copper brewing vessels

Barthels Hof, in a courtyard just off the Markt, has a long history stretching back to 1497. The current buildings date from 1750 and it reopened, after extensive renovation, in January 1997. In its current state, it’s a whole complex containing a bar, restaurant and wine cellar.

The Barfußgässchen is famous and popular as a restaurant mile and is a hive of activity. Founded in 1996 by a dozen Leipzig restaurateurs, today traditional restaurants alternate with fashionable bars, making something suitable for all tastes to be found. The alley is popularly known as “Drallewatsch” – an Old Saxon word, meaning to amble from bar to bar and experience something

Football Trip to Leipzig – Where to Drink

The Auerbachs Keller was already widely popular by the 16th century; its depiction in Goethe’s Faust brought it to international fame. End the day with a sumptuous dinner in the vaulted cellar or in one of the traditional rooms upstairs. Reservations are recommended.

Thüringer Hof. The good old-fashioned German food already lured Martin Luther and German composer Johann Sebastian Bach in with traditional Thuringian and Franconian recipes that haven’t changed much throughout the centuries. The menu includes regional specialties such as Thuringian potato soup with sausage, or marinated beef with raisin sauce and dumplings. For dessert, order Quarkkeulchen, pancakes made of mashed potatoes and quark cheese, served with vanilla ice cream and applesauce. Address: Burgstraße 19, 04109 Leipzig

Zille’s Tunnel is well-known for its Saxon dishes and beers. Spread over different floors, you can dine in the cozy Bierstube with its vaulted ceilings and murals, or opt for the elegant Weinstube on the 2nd floor with its stellar wine selection. For a true taste of Leipzig, don’t miss the dish called Leipziger Allerlei, a selection of young vegetables such as carrots, kohlrabi, cauliflower, and asparagus, with morel mushrooms, crayfish tails, and dumplings. Address: Barfußgäßchen 9

Kaiserbad (Karl-Heine-Straße 93), a beer garden and restaurant serving traditional meals such as schnitzel, along with salads and burgers.

Restaurant Weinstock (Markt 7) (00 49 341 14 060606; offers a counterbalance to its meat-heavy rivals, with some Eecellent fish dishes. Reckon on £45 per person

Football trip to Leipzig – Useful links

Planning a Football Trip to Krakow

Planning a Football Trip to Krakow? Free guide – where to stay, eat, drink and how to get tickets; to the stadium.

Football Trip to Krakow – How to get to Krakow & How to get around

Football Trip to Krakow – Fly to Krakow

Cheapest flights to Krakow from United Kingdom
• London to Krakow from £28
• Manchester to Krakow from £45
• Edinburgh to Krakow from £43
• Bristol to Krakow from £41
• Liverpool to Krakow from £38
• Leeds to Krakow from £42
• Belfast to Krakow from £36
• Birmingham to Krakow from £25
• Glasgow to Krakow from £50
• Nottingham to Krakow from £38
• Newcastle to Krakow from £113
• Bournemouth to Krakow from £45

Airports near Krakow
• Katowice – 42 miles from Krakow
• Warsaw Chopin – 154 miles from Krakow
• Budapest -185 miles from Krakow

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Directions from the Airport

The new Kraków Airport train station is located near the passenger terminal, at the rear of the multi-storey car park. The connection is operated by Koleje Małopolskie (regional railways company operating in Małopolska Region). Trains are equipped with air conditioning, power outlets, Wi-Fi and ticket machines. All trains also have spaces for disabled passengers and persons with reduced mobility (PRM).
Note: Starting on September, 3rd 2017 due to PKP PLK S.A. (Polish Railways) railway modernizaton plans – railway timetable will be limited on the route to and from Kraków Airport. Additional bus communication is introduced between train courses.

• Kraków Airport – Kraków Main Train Station: PLN 9,00
• Kraków Airport – Wieliczka Salt Mine: PLN 12,50
• luggage: free of charge
• dogs: PLN 3,00

Krakow Airport is served by three regular bus lines: 208 and 252 and 308 and one night line: 902. These are AGGLOMERATION BUS LINES. Current departures of the city buses are presented on the screen located near information desk in the main hall.

Taxis from the Airport

Krakow airport taxi rides on average will cost around 22€ (90PLN) and take 30 minutes for the trip.

Football Trip to Krakow – Travel By Train

Train tickets from London to Krakow Central start at €176.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance. The average journey time by train between London and Krakow Central is 22 hours and 38 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. There are no direct train services from London to Krakow Central. Travelling from London to Krakow Central by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

Football Trip to Krakow – Travel By Ferry

It takes between 13 and 14 hours to drive to Krakow from Calais. Book tickets via DFDS Seaways

Football Trip to Krakow – Travel Around Krakow

Though there’s no underground metro in Kraków (yet), the city boasts a comprehensive and easy-to-use public transportation system, which some visitors won’t even find necessary thanks to most attractions being within easy walking distance of one another (not to mention walking being one of the best ways to enjoy Kraków). integrated bus and tram system which runs from 05:00 – 23:00, with night trams and buses continuing less frequently after that. Check timetables and network maps online at (which has English functionality) Transport tickets can be purchased from the handy ticket machines (also in English) at major stops, and on-board most trams and buses. Note that not all ticket machines take bills and bank cards, so it’s wise to have some change handy.

Football Trip to Krakow – How to Get to the Match

The two stadiums are very close to each other.

Football Trip to Krakow – The Stadium

Marszałek Piłsudski Stadium – Originally, the first Cracovia stadium was built in 1912. It was demolished in mid-2009. From then until late 2010 entirely new construction was raised in roughly the same location where the old stadium stood. After reconstruction the stadium holds 15,016 people.

Stadion Miejski im. Henryka Reymana has a capacity of 33,268 spectators, who are all seated, and is fully roofed. Wisła Stadium is the fourth largest arena in Ekstraklasa. Stadium was originally built in 1953. From 2003 – 2011 the stadium was completely reconstructed with four new stands and a media pavilion being built. Reconstruction was finally completed in October 2011.

Football Trip to Krakow – Getting to the Stadium

Stadion Cracovii is located just west outside the city walls of Krakow’s historic city centre. The stadium lies in the same area as Wisła’s Stadion Miejski, and only a few hundred metres away from the Wisła river.  The walk from the central Rynek square takes less than 15 minutes, as does the walk from the Wawel area. The central railway station, which lies on the other side of the centre, is about a 30-minute walk away.  Bus 52 can also bring you from the railway station to the stadium. Take the bus in the direction of Olszanica and get off, after about 8 minutes, at stop Cracovia. Bus 124 to Rondo Grunwaldzkie is an equal alternative, as is tram 15 to Cichy Kącik. Get off at stop Cracovia (bus 124) or Oleandry (tram 15).

Wisla Stadium – Get the number 15 team from outside the station, after about 13 minutes get off at stop Reymana. The tram leaves about every 20 minutes.

Football Trip to Krakow – Getting Tickets


Wilsla Krakow

Football Trip to Krakow – Fixtures

When planning your football trip please note that the dates shown represent the weekend that the game is scheduled to take place and games are likely to change through the season and be moved for TV scheduling.

Plan your Football Trip to Krakow with our full list of fixture for Cracovia and Wisla  or Check the Eksraklasa Website when planning your football trip to Poland for latest fixture information.

The schedule for kick-off times in Poland can be found our Planning a Football Trip to Poland page (COMING SOON)

Football Trip to Krakow – Where to stay. What to See. Where to Eat. Where to Drink

Football Trip to Krakow – Where to stay

Krakow may look large and sprawling on a map, but many of the main tourist sites are located in and around the old town. The old town is the most popular area to stay in Krakow, simply because it is close to almost everything and a beautiful place to start and end your days. However, you can also stay in Kazimierz or a less touristic neighborhood.

Football Trip to Krakow – What else to see & do

Market Square – The buzzing, bar-packed, café-spotted heart of the UNESCO-attested Krakow Old Town, the Market Square, is where all the action has played out since the Middle Ages. Come here for people watching, history, beautiful architecture and Wawel Castle – The medley of Gothic, Renaissance, Rococo and Romanesque architecture that is the great Wawel Castle can be seen towering over the whole city. It was once the home of the Polish kings and queens, and still has great museums and court rooms as a testimony to its former glory. There are also top views from the bulwarks!

The Barbikan is the only remaining gatehouse of the medieval fortifications that once encircled the whole city. It’s redbrick bulwarks and formidable turrets helped to fend off the Mongol hordes during the 13th century. Today there are occasional theatre productions and other art shows hosted inside.

Built in the image of the primeval Pagan mounds that surround the city at various points, the soaring hill of Kościuszko was raised in 1823 to honour its namesake national hero Tadeusz Kościuszko. From the top, travelers enjoy sweeping panoramas of the city, while clear days even reveal the Tatra peaks to the south

St Mary’s Basilica have become veritable symbols of the city of Krakow. Looming high over the Market Square, they were first raised in the 14th century, have weathered Mongol invasions, and still host the hourly trumpet call – the Hejnał Mariacki.

Jewish Quarter of Krakow was once a separate city in its own right. Today, it’s totally subsumed into the fabric of the town, but still retains a unique culture and vibe with its crumbling tenement blocks, great synagogues and oodles of cool bohemian beer joints.

St Francis’ Basilica is a stunning Art Nouveau church built in the 13th century, it was the only brick building in Krakow when it was erected, and is steeped in history. The famous stained glass windows are the work of Polish artist Stanisław Wyspiański, and standing before them is a spiritual experience no matter what your religious beliefs.

Football Trip to Krakow – Where to Drink

Florianska Street hosts everything from craft beer bars to souvenir emporiums to vodka tasting joints. It’s one of the beating nerves of Krakow, and fills to bursting with visitors during the high season.

BroPub (ul. Stradomska 11) The flagship bar of Brokreacja – a mad decent microbrewery in Szczyrzyc, about 45km away. At the moment they offer 16 taps, almost exclusively of their own.

House of Beer (ul. Św. Tomasza 35, entrance from ul. Św. Krzyża 13) – With over 200 bottles and 21 draught beers over two bars, this high-ceilinged pub full of dark wooden furnishings and large leather sofas
Omerta (ul. Warszauera, entrance from ul. Kupa) – A cult hangout for local beer connoisseurs

Wezze Krafta (ul. Dolnych Młynów 10/3) Located at the heart of the hip Tytano complex, Weźże is Kraków’s largest multitap bar, offering 25 craft beers in rotation on draught, plus more in bottles.

Multi Qlri Tap Bar (ul. Szewska 21, 1st floor) If you enjoy good beer, bring yourself here. With 20 draughts, hundreds of bottles and knowledgeable bar staff,

T.E.A Time (ul. Dietla 1) The name is an acronym for Traditional English Ale, which they brew in the basement and dispense from six draughts (two of which are hand-pumped) upstairs.

Ursa Major (Pl. Wolnica 10) Ursa Maior is a small Polish microbrewery from the Bieszczady Mountains
Viva La Pinta (ul. Floriańska 13) A new phenomenon in Krakow – a craft beer pub tied to a single brewery. The brewery in question is Browar Pinta, arguably the best and most successful of the new beer makers that have both ridden and driven the craft beer wave in Poland.

Tap House Pracownia Piwa i Przyjaciele (ul. Św. Jana 30). The Tap House is primarily an outlet for one brewery – Pracownia Piwa (Beer Workshop)

Chmiel – Concealed beneath a forecourt, below the looming spires of Krakow’s mighty Wawel Castle, off-the-beaten-track basement bar Chmiel (meaning ‘Hops’) remains a great pick for craft connoisseurs travelling through town. Inside, the place is tight-knit and cozy, with a small bar area occupying the drooping apses of the basement and rickety shelves displaying a kaleidoscopic array of both local Polish brews and worldly crafts.

Football Trip to Krakow – Where to Eat

There are three main meals in Poland: the morning sniadanie (a breakfast), the early afternoon obiad (a dinner/lunch), and the early evening kolacja (a supper). In between they may be supplemented with a lighter drugie sniadanie (the second breakfast) and a podwieczorek (tea).

Traditional Polish cuisine flows from the melting pot of diverse influences as befits country at the world crossroads, inhabited by traveled and novelty-happy entrepreneurs, merchants, soldiers and worldly gentry. In the metropolitan Krakow considerable contingents of immigrant Germans, Italians, Jews, Hungarians, Scotsmen, Czechs, Austrians, etc. also left their mark on the city’s menu over ages.

“Bar Mleczny” (Milk Bar). Here in the Old Town of Kraków, amid the hustle and bustle, you can find the extremely well-priced Milkbar Tomasza. From the outside it looks quite basic, and that’s the beauty of it. Once inside, delicious fresh Polish food is served in style, or at least in the style to which every Milk Bar should aspire.

Starka continues to churn out hearty Polish dishes and fresh salads, meat platters, and filling vegetarian camembert bakes until midnight. This makes it a fine place to drop in for a late-night eat in the heart of Kazimierz district.
Sąsiedzi – a rustic design and traditional Polish theme make this one extraordinary restaurant. The brick interior and the wooden furniture covered with handmade tablecloths bring out the earthy, simple customs of the Polish country, while the menu is abundant in meat dishes.

Kogel Mogel touts perhaps the finest Slavic cuisine in the entire city. The menu is packed with goose legs and guinea fowl, aged tenderloins and bubbling broths, while a few ubiquitous regional staples also make an appearance: zurek soup; pierogi dumplings; blood-red barszcz.

Gąska is a quite new restaurant in the centre of Krakow’s Podgórze. Its speciality is a goose, potato pancakes and other Polish dishes. This restaurant should not be missed. Word “delicious” does not even begin to describe their food – true Polish food at it’s finest. The restaurant itself is very cosy with fast and friendly service and reasonable prices. ( Limanowskiego 1)

U Stasi (At Stasia’s) located in a building on Mikołajska Street, fills the space that once housed a train station. Many feel that U Stasi is the place to go if you want to get knedle (plum dumplings), a hearty cut of meat in horseradish sauce or buckwheat for just 5 zł. The eatery has been a popular lunch spot for students, lecturers, professionals, families and seniors for decades.

U Doroty (At Dorota’s) has been delighting diners at 4 Augustiańska Street, for the last few years. The restaurant serves a mix of traditional Polish dishes and modern takes on old favourites. At U Doroty you can get a two-course lunch – soup and a main course – for less than 20zł

Polakowski – a self-service restaurant with three locations across Old Town and Kazimierz – also offers traditional Polish cuisine at an affordable price. With its somewhat kitschy interior and heavy cuisine, it’s sort of a sophisticated milk bar.

Football trip to Krakow – Useful links

Plan a Football Trip to Germany – Quarter Final Draw

If you fancy a Football Trip to Germany in March then you could maximise the number of games that you see by going around the next round of the DFB Pokal (Cup). The draw was made this week and the games will be played on 3rd and 4th March.

The quarter final draw is:

Holders Bayern Munich will face Schalke away in the quarter-finals of the German Cup after the Bundesliga sides were pitted against each other in Sunday’s draw.

Saarbrucken, from Germany’s fourth tier and the only non-Bundesliga club left in the cup, are home to Fortuna Dusseldorf.

In the other quarter-finals, Bayer Leverkusen are at home to Union Berlin.

Eintracht Frankfurt, who knocked out last season’s finalists RB Leipzig in mid-week, are home to Werder Bremen, who dumped out Borussia Dortmund.

The quarter-finals ties will takes place on March 3-4.

If you were able to stay until the following weekend you could see Schalke v Hoffenheim or Bayer Leverkusen v Eintracht Frankfurt.

Planning a Football Trip to Sweden – 2020 Fixtures Announced

The 2020 Allsvenskan, part of the 2020 Swedish football season, will be the 96th season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. A total of 16 teams will participate. Djurgårdens IF are the defending champions after winning the title in the previous season.

A total of sixteen teams are contesting the league, including fourteen sides from the previous season, and two promoted teams from the 2019 Superettan.

GIF Sundsvall and AFC Eskilstuna were relegated at the end of the 2019 season after finishing at the bottom two places of the table, and were replaced by the 2019 Superettan champions Mjällby AIF and runners-up Varbergs BoIS.


The season starts on Saturday 4th April and end of Sunday 8th November.  There are no games during June.

All the fixtures can be found on the Allsvenskan website.

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Turf1 Stadium capacity1
AIK Solna Friends Arena Natural 50,000
BK Häcken Gothenburg Bravida Arena Artificial 6,500
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
Falkenbergs FF Falkenberg Falcon Alkoholfri Arena Natural 5,565
Hammarby IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
Helsingborgs IF Helsingborg Olympia Natural 16,500
IF Elfsborg Borås Borås Arena Artificial 16,899
IFK Göteborg Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural 18,600
IFK Norrköping Norrköping Nya Parken Artificial 15,734
IK Sirius Uppsala Studenternas IP Artificial 6,300
Kalmar FF Kalmar Guldfågeln Arena Natural 12,000
Malmö FF Malmö Eleda Stadion Natural 22,500
Mjällby AIF Hällevik Strandvallen Natural 6,750
Varbergs BoIS Varberg Påskbergsvallen Natural 4,500
Örebro SK Örebro Behrn Arena Artificial 12,300
Östersunds FK Östersund Jämtkraft Arena Artificial 8,466


Planning a Football to Italy – Coppa Italia Semi-Final Announced


The dates of the Coppa Italia semi-finals Inter-Napoli and Milan-Juventus have been confirmed, with first legs on February 12-13 and the returns on March 4-5.

This is the only stage of the tournament that will be played over two legs, as every other round was decided after 90 minutes, extra time or penalties.

Inter v Napoli at San Siro will kick off on February 12 at 19.45 UK time, with Milan v Juventus at the same arena 24 hours later, on Thursday February 13.

As for the second leg, Juventus v Milan is in Turin on Wednesday March 4 at 19.45.

Napoli v Inter is at the Stadio San Paolo on the evening of Thursday March 5.

In turn, this has a knock-on effect for some Serie A fixtures.

Now Fiorentina-Brescia will be switched to 11.30 UK time kick-off on Sunday March 8, whereas Inter-Sassuolo moves to 14.00 UK time that same day.

Planning a Football Trip to Spain – Copa del Rey Third Round Draw

Planning a Football Trip to Spain, the Copa del Rey Third Round Draw has been made and this post has details of all the games to help you plan your Football Trip.

Copa del Rey third-round draw in full:

Ibiza vs Barcelona
Logroñes vs Valencia
Cultural Leonesa vs Atlético Madrid
Unionistas Salamanca vs Real Madrid
Ebro vs Leganés
Badajoz vs Eibar
Badalona vs Granada
Receativo Huelva vs Osasuna
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Betis
Mirandés vs Celta Vigo
Tenerife vs Real Valladolid
Girona vs Villarreal
Elche vs Athletic Bilbao
Real Zaragoza vs Real Mallorca
Sevilla vs Levante
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol

A reminder that the third-round ties are to be played in single-match format on Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 January. The exact day and time of each clash should be confirmed over the next few days or so.

Booking Your Trip

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Planning a Football Trip to Seville

Planning a Football Trip to Seville? Free guide – where to stay, eat, drink and how to get tickets; to the stadium.

Football Trip to Seville – How to get to Seville & How to get around

Football Trip to Seville – Fly to Seville

non-stop flights from UK airports to Seville are limited, the three-hour flight can only be made non-stop from London Airports.
British Airways and easyJet fly year-round from London Gatwick with Ryanair, with the Irish carrier offering additional services from
Connecting BA flights to Gatwick operate from Scotland and Newcastle, and there are also Air France/KLM options from around the
country via their hubs in Paris and Amsterdam. Lufthansa flies via Frankfurt and Munich and you can use TAP via Lisbon from London
and Manchester too.

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Directions from the Airport

there are regular Seville Airport buses operating between the airport and the city center. The half hourly service runs between 06.15am and 23.00pm daily. Seville Airport buses take about 20 to 30 minutes to arrive in the city center, depending on how many stops they need to make along the way. The cost for an adult travelling on a single bus journey is €2.40.
Buses from Seville Airport stop at the main train station and various locations throughout the city. A return ticket will cost €4.20 and it is only valid on the day of travel. A rechargeable travel card is also available for the cost of €2.00, should you wish to continue using the bus during your stay in Seville.

Click link for time table  and list of bus stops.

Taxis from the Airport

Taxis are available just outside the main terminal building. Travelling time from Seville Airport to the city center is just 15 minutes and
the journey will cost approximately €15 to €22, depending on the time of day one travels.

Football Trip to Seville – Travel By Train

The average journey time by train between London St-Pancras and Seville is 20 hours and 18 minutes, with around 3 trains per day.
No, there are no direct train services from London St-Pancras to Seville. Travelling from London St-Pancras to Seville by train will require a minimum of 3 changes most likely in Paris and Barcelona

Football Trip to Seville – Travel By Ferry

It takes between 18 and 20 hours to drive to Seville from Calais. Book tickets via DFDS Seaways

Football Trip to Seville – Travel Around Seville

Almost all of the tourist sites in the center are best reached by walking. Buses are the easiest and cheapest way to get around Seville if you’re going a little further. If you plan to use them a lot buy a bónobus at a kiosco (newsstand) or estanco (tobacco shop). If you plan to be here for a month and use the bus a lot, you may wish to purchase a monthly pass, or an abono 30 días. The bus network is comprised of circular (C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4 buses) and line routes (north, south, east and west). You can catch most city buses in one of four locations below. Note that Plaza Nueva is no longer an option due to the work to convert Avda Constitución and the plaza into pedestrian zones

Football Trip to Seville – How to Get to the Match

Football Trip to Seville – The Stadium

Christened on the 7th of September 1958 in a friendly against Real Jaén, its construction responded to the new demands of football, providing the commodities and capacities that the ancient ground of Nervión could not satisfy. The idea for its construction had been planted two decades before, when the purchase of land and an adjacent plot in Nervión was negotiated for the construction of the new stadium. D. Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán held the office of Chairman at the time and was the primary proponent of the project.

In 1954, Sevilla FC held a contest for construction ideas. The winner was Manuel Muñoz Monasterio, who had built the Santiago Bernabeu and Mestalla years before. His proposal – eventually approved – consisted of a stadium with a capacity of 70,329 supporters.
The sudden death of Sánchez-Pizjuán in 1956 prevented the Chairman from witnessing his dream come to life, though Chairmen who succeeded him did not fall short of the mark and set the construction of the stadium in motion. It would be first used incomplete, with upper sections in the north and south of the stadium missing, and part of the west stand out of action.

Over the course of the 58/59 season the West Stand would be finished. One year later, the stadium would see its first game with artificial lighting against Bayern Munich. It was only in 1975 that the upper sections of the North and South stands were completed.
In 1982, owing to legal regulations, the stadium’s capacity was reduced to 66,000 spectators, with a large part of the stadium remodelled to host the World Cup semi-final of France vs. Germany. Changes made included: the removal of fences, the construction of walkways, the installation of a roof over the West Stand and construction of the West Stand’s mosaic – brought to life by Santiago del Campo.

On the 21st of April 1986, the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium would host the European Cup final between FC Barcelona and Steaua Bucharest.

One decade later, UEFA enacted a decree which obliged all stadiums to become all-seaters, meaning the Sánchez-Pizjuán’s capacity was reduced dramatically to 43,000 spectators.

Estadio Benito Villamarín (Real Betis Balompié Stadium)

The Benito Villamarin hosts the home matches of Real Betis Balompié. The stadium was inaugurated in 1929, but was thoroughly renovated in 1982 to host two matches of that year’s UEFA World Cup, in 2000, and in 2017. It has a capacity of 60,700 people.
The Real Betis Balompie, popularly known as Betis, was founded in 1907. It is, along with the Sevilla Fútbol Club, one of Seville football clubs. The rivalry between both is quite fierce and the city is divided in half between Sevilla and Betis fans.

Probably one of the best supporters in Europe, ‘Beticos’ are the most intensive and loyal supporters of the Spanish League. Fans generally dance and sing theme songs and chants during the whole match, and they do so whether the team is winning or losing, whether it’s raining or under an unbearable heat. Few fans are noisier, more numerous, more loyal or funnier than Betis’s. In fact, Betis is defined by a famous phrase binding pride and identity. Always written wrong according to the Andalusian accent, thousands shout “¡Viva er Betis manquepierda!” (Long live Betis, even if they lose!).

Football Trip to Seville – Getting to the Stadium

How to get to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan – Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán is located in central Seville at walking distance from the city centre and the main railway station. The walk from the cathedral in Seville’s historic centre (located west of the stadium) can be made in half an hour. From the main railway station 10 minutes should be enough to reach the stadium on foot.  Alternatively, one can take the metro to the stadium. Stations Nervión and Gran Plaza on Seville’s only line 1 are closest to the stadium. These can be reached from Station P. Jerez, located in the south of the historic centre.

How to get to Estadio Benito Villamarin – Estadio Benito Villamarin is located in the south of the city of Seville, about 3 kilometres from the historic city centre. The stadium lies on the Avenida la Palmera, a large avenue which connects the stadium in one straight line with the centre. Around the city centre, the avenue – though with a different name – runs along the bank of the river Guadalquivir.
The stadium can be reached with bus 1, 2, 6, 34 and 37.

Football Trip to Seville – Getting Tickets

Tickets for Real Betis games can be bought at the ticket windows (taquillas) of the stadium in the week before the match (closed between 2:00pm and 5:00pm). Tickets are also available on the day of the match before kickoff. Real Betis’ attendances have been among the highest in La Liga though the club have tended to sell out few games. However, following the expansion of the stadium in 2017 demand has further surged so buying in advance is recommended. Ticket prices generally start at €30.00 for an upper-tier seat behind the goal and range up to €60.00 for a central seat at the main stand, though prices can be increased for high- profile fixtures.

Tickets for Sevilla FC games can be bought online, or at the ticket windows at the stadium in the week before the match.

Football Trip to Seville – Fixtures

When planning your football trip please note that the dates shown represent the weekend that the game is scheduled to take place and games are likely to change through the season and be moved for TV scheduling.

Plan your Football Trip to Seville with our full list of Seville FC fixtures and full list of Real Betis fixtures or Check the La Liga Website when planning your football trip to Spain for latest fixture information.

The schedule for kick-off times in Spain can be found our Planning a Football Trip to Spain page (COMING SOON)

Football Trip to Seville – Where to stay. What to See. Where to Eat. Where to Drink

Football Trip to Seville – Where to stay

There is no single “best” neighborhood to stay in Seville, though some are more convenient for sightseeing than others. Since the heart of the city is compact and very walkable, and since many of Seville’s attractions are centrally located and close together, it’s perfectly feasible to stay in the neighborhood of your choice, depending on your interests and budget, and either explore the city on foot or take inexpensive taxi, tram or metro rides to and from your hotel if you’re staying further out of the center. Barrio Santa Cruz is the heart of Seville, centered around the cathedral. Its maze of winding streets is home to excellent, varied dining, several worthwhile museums and much of the city’s nightlife. Just to the west of Barrio Santa Cruz is El Arenal, Seville’s former port area that’s bordered by the river. This neighborhood is where you’ll find some of Seville’s most striking historical buildings, as well as the bull ring.

Football Trip to Seville – What else to see & do

Metropol Parasol (Plaza de la Encarnación, 14) is Seville’s modern architectural icon, and the world’s largest wooden structure.
Consisting of six mushroom-shaped shades (it’s known locally as Las Setas, the Mushrooms) the 28-metre tall structure houses an archaeological museum; a food market and bars; and an area for concerts. Take the lift up to the panoramic walkway with spectacular 360-degree views.

14th-century Alcazar Palace (Patio de Banderas; 00 34 954 502 324), with its exquisite ceramic tiles and heavenly gold ceilings. Explore the gardens, home to peacocks, pavilions and pools. Look familiar? You may have seen it as the Water Gardens of Dorne in Game of Thrones.
Seville Cathedral (00 34 902 099 692), the third-largest in the world. The basilica’s scale is jaw-dropping, with a 40-metre-plus high nave and 80 chapels. Be sure to climb up the Giralda belltower, formerly the minaret of the mosque which stood here, for fabulous views over Barrio Santa Cruz.

Triana Market (00 34 674 074 099), replete with fresh local produce – don’t miss the fabulous fish stalls, with scary-looking seafood, or skilled jamon-carvers.

The picturesque barrio of Santa Cruz is well worth a visit. This neighbourhood is the heart of Seville, with its narrow streets, white houses, flowers and iron grilles; it is the typical Andalusian barrio. The best way to get to Santa Cruz is through the tunnel in the corner of Patio de Banderas (near the exit from the Reales Alcázares), this will take you to the street Judería (a reminder that this was once the Jewish quarter of the city).

The Torre del Oro stands on one of the banks of the Guadalquivir river, opposite to the Maestranza, the famous bullfighting ring of Seville. Built in the 13th century by the Arabs, the tower is currently a naval museum.

Football Trip to Seville – Where to Drink

Red House Art and Foodstocks an impressive and varied menu of bottled Spanish craft beers, while also rotating a host of delicious local brews through two taps.

Craft beer-lovers should make for Hops and Dreams (Jesus del Gran Poder 83), where eight draft brews and 40-plus bottles (try Seville’s Rio Azul) are served up in a relaxed space near the Alameda. Grab one of their free maps which mark all of Seville’s craft beer joints.

Maquila Bar is Seville’s only brewpub. On site, they brew Son beer, an artisanal brand that hails from nearby Cordoba.
Cervecería Internacional will be one of your favorite bars in Seville. This casual, laid-back bar stocks more than 250 fabulous craft beers from all over the world.

La Jerónima features a menu of beers from Andalusia. You can sample one of the beers that rotate through their three taps, or one of the 30 varieties in bottles.

Gallo Rojo serves several selections from Abril Cervezas, a Seville based artisanal beer maker that brews out of a cooperative called Tertulia. The space is airy, the beer is bubbly and the atmosphere is creative. Tapas are also on hand for when you need to soak up all the hops.

Bierkraft, just off of the bustling Alameda de Hercules, The tap menu, scrawled across a mirror behind the bar, is impressive, featuring local favourites Rio Azul as well as UK based Magic Rock, Barcelona’s Edge Brewing and a few US breweries for good measure. The huge selection in the bottleshop and fridges at the back of the building is even more extensive, with up to a hundred different beers available at any one time.

La Jeronima considers itself a cultural space and meeting point as well as a ‘Craft Beer Book Store’. bookshelves in the cosy reading nook at the back of the store are stacked with titles by local authors, as well as clothing, artwork and crafts produced by independent, local creators. Then there is the beer; there are four regularly rotating taps on offer as well as a very well-stocked fridge containing a great mix of Andalusian and international drinks. Where: Calle Jerónimo Hernández 14

Gallo Rojo isn’t so much a bar, it describes itself as a creation factory. Sitting on the corner of Calle Madre María de la Purísima, just a short walk from Las Setas De Sevilla, this airy, colourful and modern space is used by the city’s creatives for social, cultural and independent entrepreneurial endeavours. Gallo Rojo is one of the few places in town to serve beers from Abril Cervezas, a Seville based artisanal beer maker that brews out of a cooperative called Tertulia. If you want to make your own beer, Abril Cervezas runs workshops at Gallo Rojo. Where: Calle Madre María de la Purísima 9

Football Trip to Seville – Where to Drink

Contenedor began as a weekly pop-up; now it’s one of the city’s buzziest restaurants, with a focus on slow food, sourced locally, and reinvented Andalucían dishes. Staff in jeans and denim shirts talk through the menu: tataki de ciervo (venison); a tabla del mar withhake roe, semi-cured mackerel and tuna (€9 or €14); a legendarily good arroz con setas y pato (rice with mushroom and duck, €13),

Las Golondrinas has been serving the same tapas for the past 55 years, and it’s not about to change. For those looking for an old-style, unreconstructed bar with local clientele and low prices.

Casa Ricardo. Not much has changed here since it first opened in 1898, but the old-world feel is charming rather than stuffy. Join the locals at the bar and order a glass of sherry—perfect for washing down their sliced-to-perfection Iberian ham.

Vinería San Telmo is one of the best bars in Seville for many reasons. First, their tapas are to die for. Second, they have a fabulous wine list, with dozens of wines available by the glass.

The roof terrace bar at EME Catedral is the one that’s closest to the 500-year-old cathedral; it’s situated opposite the north side with its in-your-face gargantuan flying buttresses. Choose from areas on various levels, the smallest of which seems within touching distance of the Gothic edifice.

Roof at Casa Romana is another multi-level bar. Downstairs are sofas and wall seats, with sunshades stretched overhead, while the two upstairs areas catch more breeze on sweltering nights. A bonus is the view of the Metropol Parasol, the mushroom-shaped contemporary architectural landmark in Plaza de la Encarnación, lit up in colours at night.

Antigua Abacería an icon in the San Lorenzo neighborhood. Order a montadito de chorizo picante y cabrales (a sandwich with spicy chorizo and Asturian blue cheese) with a glass of sherry, and take your meal outside onto the quiet patio.

Eslava serves an exquisite full menu in a sit-down space, but stick to the elevated tapas at the its bustling bar next door. The restaurant has rightfully won awards for many tapas, including the huevo sobre bizcocho de boletus y trufa (egg yolk over a truffle mushroom cake), but the honey rosemary pork ribs also deserve your utmost attention.

El Rinconcillo opened its doors in 1670 just two blocks southeast of the Palacio de las Dueñas. The decor is quintessentially Sevillano: colorful Arabic tiles, dark wooden barrels, and a curtain of cured Iberian hams hanging over the bar.

Los Coloniales has two locations, one can be found near the Metrosol Parasol (Las Setas). Opening hours very often differ between summer and winter, in winter, very often, places will close an hour earlier, depending on how many people are there. Additionally, the closing hour is not the closing hour of the venue, but the kitchen, meaning that they won’t kick you out once the bell tolls but rather they won’t take any more orders.

Football trip to Seville – Useful links

Planning a Football Trip to Copa del Rey Second Round

The schedules of the 2nd round of the Copa del Rey have been announced, this post has details to help you plan your Football Trip.

The matches will be played between January 11 and 12, 2020


Tarragona gymnastic Real Zaragoza 12: 00h. (DAZN)
Haro Sports Club Osasuna Athletic Club 12: 00h. (DAZN)
Zamora CF RCD Mallorca 12: 00h. (DAZN)
UCAM Murcia Mirandés CD 12: 00h.
Portugalete Club Real Betis Football 4:00 p.m. (DAZN)
Real Murcia CF CD Leganés 4:00 p.m. (DAZN)
CD Ebro Ponferradina SD 4:00 p.m.
CF Rayo Majadahona CD Tenerife 5:00 p.m.
Yeclano Deportivo Elche CF 5:30 p.m.
CD Badajoz UD Las Palmas 6:00 p.m.
Sestao River Club Athletic Club 7:00 p.m. (MEDIASET)
CF Badalona Gefate CF 7:00 p.m. (DAZN)
Leonese CyD SD Huesca 7:00 p.m.
FC Cartagena Girona FC 7:00 p.m.
RC Recreativo de Huelva CF Fuenlabrada 7:00 p.m.
UD Logroñés Cádiz CF 8:00 p.m.
UD Tamaraceite Granada CF 9:00 p.m. (DAZN)
Marbella FC Real Valladolid CF 9:00 p.m. (DAZN)
Orihuela CF Villarreal CF 9:00 p.m. (DAZN)
Winner Pontevedra CF /
UD Ibiza-Eivissa
Albacete Football Pending dispute of the
suspended match



UM Escobedo Sevilla FC 12: 00h. (MEDIASET)
You S. Sebastian de los Reyes RCD Espanyol of Barcelona 12: 00h. (DAZN)
CP Cacereño SD Eibar 12: 00h. (DAZN)
Unionists of Salamanca CF RC Deportivo de La Coruña 12: 00h.
AD Ceuta FC Real Sociedad de Fútbol 4:00 p.m. (DAZN)
Real Jaén CF Lift UD 4:00 p.m. (DAZN)
Winner AD Mérida /
CF La Nucía
RC Celta of Vigo 4:00 p.m. (DAZN)
Barakaldo CF Rayo Vallecano of Madrid 5:00 p.m.

Coppa Italia Round of 16 Draw

Planning a football trip to Italy in January 2019? The draw has been made for the last 16 of the Coppa Italia which gives you the choice of some exciting midweek football trips.

The round of 16 matches will be played between January 15th and 22nd 2020.

Round of 16 matches










Meeting in the quarter-finals – January 29th 2020






Semi-finals: round 12 February, return 4 March 2020

Final: 13 May 2020

Planning a Football Trip to Spain Copa del Rey First Round Draw

Planning a Football Trip to Spain Copa del Rey First Round Draw, this post has details of when and where the first round matches will be played.

The draw has now been finalised and we now know the matches that will take place on 17th, 18th, and 19th December. They are a 1 legged tie. Yeclano were the odd team out and will receive a bye to the next round.

Let’s remember that Barca, Atlético, Valencia and Real Madrid will not play until 21st, 22nd and 23rd January. This is because of the new format of the Supercup.

The next draw is scheduled to take place on 20th December, once all the matches have been played.

These are the matches for the 1st round of the Copa del Rey:

CF Intercity-Athletic

Melilla CD-Levante

Peña Azagresa-Celta

El Palmar-Getafe

Becerril-Real Sociedad




El Álamo-Mallorca


Gimnástica Segoviana-Elche



Castellón-Las Palmas











Lealtad de Villaviciosa-Cádiz


Tarazona-Rayo Vallecano


Real Murcia-Racing