Munich – Tennis shots and high quality of life in the capital city of Bavaria

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 BMW Open by FWU

From 05/01 to 05/07

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 482,060

Tournament location: MTTC Iphitos – Aumeisterweg 10, 80805 München

How to get: Tennis club is far 8 km from Marienplatz (about 15 min driving). Munchen Flughafen International Airport is situated at 31 km and 22 minutes driving.

Past champions: 2016 Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) – 2015 Andy Murray (Gbr) – 2014 Martin Klizan (Svk) – 2013 Tommy Haas (Ger) – 2012 Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) – 2011 Nikolay Davydenko (Rus) – 2010 Michal Youznhy (Rus) – 2009 Tomas Berdych (Cze) – 2008 Fernando Gonzalez (Chl)

Defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber

Entry list: Gael Monfils (Fra) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Alexander Zverev (Ger) –  Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) – Mischa Zverev (Ger) – Fabio Fognini (Ita) – Florian Mayer (Ger) – Martin Klizan (Svk) – Donald Young (Usa) – Jan Lennard Struff (Ger)

THE TOWN: Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich, with a population of around 1.5 million, is the third largest city in Germany. It is a major centre of art, advanced technologies, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business, and tourism in Germany and Europe and enjoys a very high standard and quality of living, reaching #1 in Germany and #4 worldwide according to the 2015 Mercer survey.

Lonely Planet writes about Munich: “The natural habitat of well-heeled power dressers and Lederhosen-clad thigh-slappers, Mediterranean-style street cafes and Mitteleuropa beer halls, highbrow art and high-tech industry, Germany’s unofficial southern capital is a flourishing success story that revels in its own contradictions. If you’re looking for Alpine clichés, they’re all here, but the Bavarian metropolis has many an unexpected card down its Dirndl. But whatever else this city is, it’s popular. Statistics show Munich is enticing more visitors than ever, especially in summer and during Oktoberfest, when the entire planet seems to arrive to toast the town. Munich’s walkable centre retains a small-town air but holds some world-class sights, especially art galleries and museums. Throw in royal Bavarian heritage, an entire suburb of Olympic legacy and a kitbag of dark tourism, and it’s clear why southern Germany’s metropolis is such a favourite among those who seek out the past but like to hit the town once they’re done.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN MUNICH:

  • Marienplatz 


  • BMW Museum


  • English Garden


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Bayer’s. Rated 9.0 on Booking and located in the very heart of Munich, 3 stars Hotel Bayer’s provides contemporary accommodations just 293 m from the Munich Main Station. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The daily rate for a cozy double room is 118€.
  • Platzl Hotel Superior. Excellent **** hotel, rated 9.0 on Booking and located 2 minutes walk from Marienplatz, which features a free spa, a gym, a 16th-century restaurant, and soundproof rooms with flat-screen TVs. Free Wi-Fi is also included. A 22 mq2 modern double room costs 165€ per night.
  • Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel. Overlooking the Old Botanical Garden, this 5-star designer hotel in Munich, rated 9.2 on Booking, features an exclusive spa with indoor pool, soundproof rooms with free Wi-Fi, and the elegant Italian restaurant Davvero. The Hotel has a private garage. Munich Central Train Station is only about a quarter mile away. The prices for a wonderful and wide classic king room start from 306€ per night.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Munich Official

BMW Museum Website

Your Hotel in Munich


Enjoy this Bavarian Tennis Trip!

Sofia – Tennis Trips will be at Dimitrov’s home for this great ATP event

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 Garanti Koza Sofia Open

Date: From 02/06 to 02/12

Money prize: $ 540,310

Surface: Hard Indoor

Tennis Club: Arena Armeec Sofia – 1 Asen Yordanov Blvd, 1113 Sofia

We will be in Sofia on 7-8 February to enjoy a beautiful town and world class tennis. Follow our updates and curiosities directly from Armeec Arena on WordPress, Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter!

How to arrive: Multifunctional Sports Hall Arena Armeec Sofia is one of the most modern in Europe, designed and constructed in full compliance with international standards. The Arena is in an ideal position just between Sofia Old Town (about 5 km) and Intl Airport (4,9 km) so in both case you will need 10 minutes by taxi to get in. Besides there is one bus stop in both directions of Aleksander Iordanov boulevard. They are connected with a zebra crossing.

Past Winner: 2016 Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp)

Top Seeded Players: Dominic Thiem (Aut) – David Goffin (Bel) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) – Viktor Troicki (Srb) – Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) – Gilles Müller (Lux) – Martin Klizan (Svk) – Marcos Bagdathis (Cyp) – Nicolas Almagro (Esp)

Home idol Grigor Dimitrov

 

THE TOWN: Sofia is the capital and, with about 1.4 million citizens, the biggest city of Bulgaria. Today, Sofia is a dynamic European capital, distinguished by its unique combination of European and Communist-style architecture as well as many beautiful Orthodox churches. Furthermore, it claims to be one of the few European capitals with beautiful scenery.

Lonely Planet writes: “Bulgaria’s pleasingly laid-back capital is often overlooked by visitors heading straight to the coast or the ski resorts, but they’re missing something special. Sofia is no grand metropolis, but it’s a largely modern, youthful city, with a scattering of onion-domed churches, Ottoman mosques and stubborn Red Army monuments that lend an eclectic, exotic feel. Recent excavation work carried out during construction of the city’s metro unveiled a treasure trove of Roman ruins from nearly 2000 years ago, when the city was called ‘Serdica’. Away from the buildings and boulevards, vast parks and manicured gardens offer a welcome respite, and the ski slopes and hiking trails of mighty Mt Vitosha are just a short bus ride from the centre. Home to many of Bulgaria’s finest museums, galleries, restaurants and clubs, Sofia may persuade you to stick around and explore further.”

TOP 3 PLACES TO SEE IN SOFIA:

  • Aleksandr Nevskji Cathedral


  • Vitosha Boulevard 


  • Rotunda Sveti Georgi


BEST PLACES TO STAY: 

TennisTrips will be at Garanti Koza Sofia Open on 7/8 February…Come with us!!!

  • Budapest Hotel. *** hotel just 5 minutes from central station – Rated 8.8 on Booking. Prices starts from 63€ (with breakfast and free wifi and parking included) for a 27 mq2 deluxe double room. Very good onsite restaurant.
  • Best Western Premier Thracia Hotel. **** superb hotel – Directly located in Sofia’s city cenre. Rated 8.9 on Booking. Prices from 79€ to 109€ with breakfast buffet, free cancellation and wifi always included.
  • Grand Hotel Sofia. Wonderful ***** luxury hotel in the heart of Sofia at just 5 minutes walking from Serdika Metrp. The hotel interior benefits from a unique collection of over 400 original oil paintings. Rated 9.1 on Booking it offers a superior double room of 45 mq2 from 114€ to 161€. Breakfast cost 16€ more but you will receive a 10% discount for the gourmet onsite restaurant.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Armeec Arena Website 

Visit Sofia 

Sofia Guide

All Hotel Accomodations



Enjoy!!!!