Scotland’s Euro 2024 five-star camp is within the shadow of a crudely named landmark

Scotland have set up camp at Mount Wank in the German mountains, as they gear up for Euro 2024.

They’re kicking off the tournament with a bang, facing the hosts in Friday’s (June 14) opening match and hoping to cause a major upset against one of the competition favourites.

The squad, led by Steve Clarke and featuring Premier League stars like Andrew Robertson, Scott McTominay and John McGinn, are stationed in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. This resort town, home to just 30,000 people, sits at the foot of Mount Wank.

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This Bavarian tourist hotspot, known for its snow-covered mountains and top-notch skiing and snowboarding slopes, is playing host to Scotland at the Obermuhle Hotel. The hotel, which dates back to 1634, charges a hefty £211 (€250) per night.

Located less than an hour from the Allianz Arena, where Scotland’s first match will take place, the team can enjoy a private spa at their hotel during their downtime.

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The hotel also offers a panoramic view of the mountain and a penthouse suite complete with its own private spa, sauna and stunning rooftop terrace.

A trip up the mountain on the Wankbahn cable car costs £24.50 (€29). Once at the top, visitors are treated to some of Germany’s most breathtaking scenery, reports the Express.

The mountain, part of the Ester Mountains range, stands 1700 metres above sea level. For those feeling peckish, the Wankstuberl restaurant serves local Bavarian cuisine.

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A whopping local crowd of 30,000 will be joining forces with the Tartan Army, including tennis ace Andy Murray, to root for Scotland at every turn during their Euros campaign. They’ve even got a special public screening sorted for the tournament’s opener that’s expected to pull in hundreds.

“Thank you for the warm welcome,” skipper Robertson expressed after landing on Sunday. “It has been a long day’s travelling and I think we are all ready for bed but the welcome has been amazing.

“I am sure the locals will be very friendly towards us when we are here and hopefully we can win football matches and keep us here as long as possible.

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We know the fans will come over in their numbers, they will enjoy themselves and they will be respectful and I hope they celebrate us winning games as well.”

Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s Mayor Elisabeth Koch is buzzing with confidence that Scotland will lap up their time amidst the stunning Mount Wank scenery and vibes.

Chatting to The Sun, she said, “We are doing a lot for the players, fans and tourists. We have two traditional bands who will play together for a very warm welcome. The best team should win, whether it’s Scotland or Germany. Two hearts are beating in my chest.

“But Steve Clarke told me he expected to win.”