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Bayern Munich

Facts & Figures

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  • Country of origin: Germany (Bavaria)
  • Founded in: 1900
  • Stadium: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
  • Team Nickname: FCB (Fußball-Club Bayern - Bavarian Football Club), or Die Bayern - The Bavarians
  • Official Bayern Munich Team Web Site (in English) - also available in German, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish
  • Best Continental Championship Performance: Winners (1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013)
  • Best National League Performance: Winners 28 times
  • Best National Cup Competition Performance: Winners 18 times
Without any doubt, Germany's most successful club, both domestically and internationally, Bayern have had much to celebrate over the years. Who else has won the German Bundesliga, the German Cup, or indeed the "double" as often? Who else has won the European Cup three times in a row?

Ideas for a Bayern Munich Themed Party

The simplest idea for a Bayern Munich themed football party is to just buy in plenty of good German beer and pretzels. Both have a history in Bavaria stretching back centuries, and they go perfectly together. However, be warned - pretzels can be very salty, so you develop more of a thirst, so you drink quicker! They must have been invented by a German pub landlord! If you prefer to make your own pretzels, we have a recipe, and if you're looking for something more substantial to eat, we have some more Bavarian recipe ideas below.

Bayern Munich Party Decorations

  • Decorate yourself and your room with Bayern Munich shirts, flags and scarves. There are a few options on the right of this page or you could try:
  • If you're serving food, search for red and white table covers, napkins, plates, cups and cutlery on our General Party Decorations Page
  • As for colour schemes, in addition to the above ideas, anything else you can find in red and white will help create the right atmosphere. Alternatively, anything in the blue and white diamond design of the Bavarian flag will also be acceptable

Food for a Bavarian Themed Party

Bavarians are perhaps best known for their meat dishes, especially pork based recipes. Weißwurst - white sausage - is a local delicacy made from veal, bacon and parsley, cooked and served in a pot of hot (but not boiling) water. These sausages do not keep for long, and need to be eaten fresh, and I'm not aware of many suppliers outside Bavaria, but if you ever get a chance to sample them, it is an interesting experience, as long as you remember the rules of etiquette when eating them: the skin is not eaten, but the sausage should not be sliced. It can either be cut open lengthways and the contents eaten with a fork, or one end removed and the contents sucked out!

The other famous sausage from the region - although not strictly from Munich - is the Nürnberger Bratwurst. It is customary in many parts of Germany to eat these - and other sausages - with chips. OK, nothing unusual in that. But the Germans like chips with mayonnaise. Now that sounds a bit odd to us Brits, but having chips with salt and vinegar on sounds odd to the Germans, so give it a go - you might enjoy it!

Bavarian Recipes

Drink for a Bayern Munich Party

The Bavarian region is known throughout the world for its beer. There are apparently in the region of 4,000 brands of beer produced in Bavaria alone, but we would not recommend trying to sample them all in one day, even during Bavaria's famous Oktoberfest. Germany's oldest brewery - rapidly approaching its 1,000th anniversary - is in Bavaria. As well as many famous lager-type (helles) beers, Bavaria produces excellent darker beers and Weißbier. We suggest you seek out a few different ones and have a tasting session! Among the best known is Erdinger Weissbier , which is brewed in the world's largest wheat beer brewery!

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