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Trip Start Jun 14, 2013
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A&O Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Read my review - 4/5 stars
Read my review - 4/5 stars
I kept an eye out on the official site for a few weeks before to try and get a ticket but none went on general sale so i had to use the ticket site Viagogo which ended up costing me £82, i didn’t mind to much as it was in the world famous Sudtribune (south stand) which is the largest terraced stand in Europe holding a mighty 28 thousand passionate football fans on 1 terrace
We flew from Luton airport on 18/04/13 having 2 pints of Stella for breakfast at 5 am, its a must when going on tour.
Flight was approximately an hour and once arriving in Dortmund we got the airport express bus into the town centre for a very reasonable 7 euros
Once we located the hotel we dropped our bags off and went exploring the city or more like i was been dragged around clothes shops while Martin decided if he would part with his cash for a few poncy shirts if they would fit around his ever developing beer gut, from what i can remember only a shirt was purchase but by this time all i wanted to do was stuff my face and we found a great little pizza place where we had a pizza and a glass of coke for around 8 euro's
Once back at the hotel we checked in and went for a mid-afternoon kip like a bunch of oap's. We went for a few quiet pints on the Thursday evening and called it a day knowing we would have a long walk to find the ground the following day.
Friday we got up and walked the 2.5 miles across town to the ground, looked around the shop and had a pint in "strobells" a lovely pint of dark beer. In the evening we went to Bar Bam Boomerang where we got chatting to 2 nice local birds who showed took us to "club Antons" which played a mix of random German songs and classics like Baby give it up by KC and the sunshine band which i jumped around singing Darren Darren Purse Darren Purse or in Martin's case Cider in a can in a can cider in a can which Lena and Annika must have thought we were a bunch of weirdo’s if they hadn't already discovered this
We headed down to the ground and collected my ticket around mid-day with the kick off been 1530 , once i had picked up my ticket from a nearby hotel we marched up to the ground filled with excitement, Martin picked up a ticket from a tout in the Nordtribune for 50 euro's which he took great delight in telling me was half the price of mine (smug git) even 2 and a half hours before kick-off there was thousands of fans drinking ale , munching on bratwurst and having a good old sing song which was a refreshing site from going to a game back home where 90% of the fans rock up 15 minutes before kick-off dribbling out of their backsides.
Prices outside the ground was 2 euro's for 0.3l of beer or 4 euro's for 0.5l bratwurst’s were around 2.90 , was a nice feeling not been ripped off just because you are in the surroundings off the ground
The game itself finished 2 nil to Dortmund with a goal from Marco Reus after 30 seconds and then another from Robert Lewandowski after 87 minutes.
I left the stadium feeling like i had just had a religious experience with the sounds of the Sudtribune ringing around my head late into the evening while enjoying a few jars of the local brew
Allez Allez Allez,
Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund,
Borussia Dortmund Allez Allez..
A nice lie in was had on Sunday before getting up and heading to a pub on the main square called "wenkers" not to be confused with wankers which the signed looked like, i was caught many times during the trip singing "were just a bunch of wankers"
We watched the Bahrain F1 without commentary which was pretty boring despite a few half decent looking overtakes, from here we went to a rather smallish pub off the main square showing the football where Martin ditched me and a dodgy looking priest treated me to a few shots of the local tipple, i made a swift exit and headed home for a kip.
We paid 5 euro's for a late check out on Monday which was a godsend despite the cleaners trying to boot us out early "we shall not be moved" we checked out around mid-day and went for yet more pizza and shopping, finally after a great few days in Dortmund we got the airport express back to the airport to board out flight back to Luton which arrived at 7 pm.
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