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Scotland’s Euros training base surrounded by some of the rudest names imaginable



SCOTLAND’S Euro 2024 stars will relax in a luxury spa resort between games this summer – surrounded by some of the RUDEST names in the German language. 

Steve Clarke’s side will play at least three matches in June during the country’s first foreign showpiece tournament in 26 years. 


The stunning Mount Wank overlooks the town
Sign on the side of the Wank-Haus at the top of the wank mountain


Sign on the side of the Wank-Haus at the top of the wank mountainCredit: Alamy
It's a picturesque setting


It’s a picturesque setting

The Scottish Football Association has picked the 250 Euros-a-night Obermuhle Hotel in the pretty Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, so close to the south German border it’s practically in Austria

But it is the name of the dominant Alpine scenery which will amuse the likes of Andy Robertson and joker John McGinn – it’s called Mount Wank. 

The 1780 metre summit can be reached by the Wankbahn cable car, for which passengers are required to buy a 29 Euros Wank Ticket. 

While up there, you can pop in to one of the finest restaurants, the Wankstüberl, for some warming Bavarian cuisine.

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Until now, the greatest footballer’s fear was being picked to play at the Wankdorf Stadium but that is in Bern, Switzerland, so it’s a fate that does not befall our German-bound heroes. 

Eyebrows will also be raised at the remote location within the host nation.  The SFA Euros base is seven hours away by road from Cologne, where Scotland play Switzerland on June 19. 

At a distance of 418 miles, you are much closer to the northern Italian city of Milan (167 miles) or the aforementioned Bern (175 miles) in Switzerland. 

Scotland play their opening game against the hosts, Germany, in Munich on June 14, a convenient 55 miles away which would take just an hour on the bus.   

But it will be the early hours of the morning on June 15 before the team get back to their hotel after their first match, which kicks off at the Allianz Arena at 9pm local time. 

The Obermuhle Hotel has been owned by the same family for 400 years, attracting well-heeled guests to its luxury cuisine and leisure facilities, including the composed Richard Strauss. 

Garmisch Partenkirchen Mount Wank mountain Hiking route path


Garmisch Partenkirchen Mount Wank mountain Hiking route pathCredit: Alamy
Scotland's stars could find the funny side


Scotland’s stars could find the funny side
The surroundings on the stunning Mount Wank


The surroundings on the stunning Mount WankCredit: Alamy

The hotel has a penthouse suite and private spa, including its own panoramic sauna for four people and roof terrace with a 180-degree mountain view.  

The hotel website boasts:“Breathe in our clear, healthy mountain air and let your gaze wander over our unique panorama.  

“Culinary delights, energising spa treatments and our warm atmosphere will make your holiday experience unforgettable. 

“The focus of the evening is our regional and seasonal cuisine.  It brings together the best of the region and the Alps without losing touch with the roots.  Fine wines from our vinotheque skilfully refine the more common menu.” 

Should there be cause for celebration – Scotland hope to qualify for the latter stages of the tournament – a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne will set you back £350 a bottle. 

With more than 40 expected in the SFA party, that could be quite a bar bill for the victorious Scotland manager.

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