You soon find yourself running out of superlatives to describe FC Bayern Munich: the record champions in German football are certain to be national champion candidates every year, a status for which the club is loved by its followers but envied by many.
As much as one may feel drawn to one or the other side, however, at the latest after a visit to the Allianz Arena, the unique football palace of FC Bayern, one has to admit that it is an outstanding experience to watch the Munich eleven playing.
Culmination in a long history: The treble 2013
Internationally, too, the club, with its long tradition since 1900, enjoys enormous respect. Its history of success reaches back so far that all the international trophies are already standing in FC Bayern Munich's cup cabinets (with the exception of the European super cups, which are of less importance).
After more than 33 successful years in the Munich Olympic Stadium, for the 2005 season the club moved its playing grounds to the newly built Allianz Arena and since then has sold out with more than 70,000 spectators for nearly every match. Inseparably bound up with FC Bayern is also the name Franz Beckenbauer, whose legendary career began in 1964 with the then second-class Munich players. After successful years as player and trainer (1994, 1996) he headed FC Bayern Munich in his capacity as club president from 1994 until 2009.
Since the inaugural season of the Bundesliga in 1963, Bayern has been its dominant club achieving 25 championship titles. In 2013, FC Bayern became the first German club to accomplish the treble, winning Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup in one and the same season.
Pictures: Allianz Arena
Adress of the training area and the stadium Allianz Arena
FC Bayern München
Säbener Strasse 51