Due to the weather chaos in southern Germany, FC Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga home game against 1. FC Union Berlin has been canceled this Saturday (3:30 p.m.). The German soccer champion announced this on Saturday morning. “The reason is the extreme snowfall last evening and last night, an end is only predicted for Saturday evening. Even if it would have been possible to bring the pitch in the Allianz Arena into a condition that would allow the event to take place by the afternoon “If the game had been possible, security risks and the traffic situation made a cancellation unavoidable,” the statement said.

Roof avalanches in the Allianz Arena would pose an incalculable risk for spectators. In addition, getting to the arena is hardly possible. “The Munich police recommend not leaving the houses. Under these conditions, it cannot be guaranteed that the law enforcement and security personnel necessary to carry out the game can come to the Allianz Arena,” it continued. It is still unclear when the game will be rescheduled.

“We very much regret that we have to cancel the game, but the safety of our fans and Union Berlin supporters has absolute priority. In addition, access to the Allianz Arena is not guaranteed due to numerous road closures and various public transport disruptions. About a We will inform you about a possible new date as soon as possible,” said Bavaria’s CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen.

Snow and ice caused traffic chaos in the south on Saturday morning. Flight operations at Munich Airport were temporarily suspended until 12 p.m. due to heavy snowfall, a spokesman announced on Saturday morning. So far, around 320 of 760 planned flights have been canceled for today.

Numerous railway lines around the state capital Munich had to be closed on Saturday night, as Deutsche Bahn (DB) announced. Train services to and from Munich Central Station have been temporarily suspended. In Ulm and Munich, passengers had to spend the night on trains.

The weather chaos at Munich Airport also affected national coach Julian Nagelsmann’s travel plans for the draw for the European Championship preliminary round in Hamburg. The gala in the Elbphilharmonie begins in the evening at 6 p.m. (RTL, ZDF and Magenta TV). According to the German Football Association, the national coach should arrive on time.