European Championship 2024 venues: Here you can experience football live

European Championship 2024 venues: Here you can experience football live

The whole of Germany is in the starting blocks for the next football summer fairytale. From 14 June, the UEFA EURO 2024 matches will be played in ten German cities. Find out more about the EURO 2024 venues here, including tips for sightseeing, public viewing and special events for fans.

Munich celebrates Europe

Off to the Bavarian capital

Munich welcomes numerous tourists all year round. But this summer, there are sure to be even more who want to experience the big football festival live at one of the European Championship 2024 venues. The opening match between Germany and Scotland will take place in the Allianz Arena on 14 June. And further matches will be played here in the following weeks.

There is also a lot going on in the city. You can watch all 51 matches live in the fan zone in Munich’s Olympic Park. The organisers have come up with something very special for the public viewing in Munich: the big screen floats on the Olympic Lake so that spectators can make themselves comfortable on the grassy steps of the park. Further screens can be found at the Theatron and under the Magic Sky at Hans-Jochen-Vogel-Platz. The supporting programme with live music, culinary delights and football activities is also impressive.

If you want to see a few more Munich sights, you should start your tour at Mary’s Square in the heart of the city. Here, the Münchner Kindl is set up in front of the historic Munich City Hall as a photo opportunity for fans. If you are travelling with children, you should pay a visit to Hellabrunn Zoo and the Deutsches Museum. Nymphenburg Palace is also home to an exciting natural history museum with interactive stations for children. If you want to take a break, the Hofbräuhaus Munich or the English Garden are just the place for you. You will also find benches in the colours of UEFA EURO 2024 at various locations in the city under the motto #hockdiher.

Berlin, Berlin - we're going to Berlin!

Experience the final and more in the capital

Numerous highlights await you in the German capital for Euro 2024. In addition to several group matches, the eagerly awaited final will take place in the Olympiastadion Berlin on 14 July. The historic stadium seats more than 70,000 spectators, making it the largest venue of the European Championships.

If you haven’t managed to get your hands on one of the coveted tickets, you can look forward to the Fan Zone Berlin. The world’s largest fan zone will be set up on Straße des 17. Juni between the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column. The specially laid turf will create a ‘pop-up park’ here, offering fans plenty of entertainment options between matches. The world’s largest football goal will be a special photo opportunity for guests from all over the world. The question

‘Where is there public viewing in Berlin?’ can be answered quite simply: In the Fanzone Berlin at the Reichstag. Here you can experience numerous matches of the European Championship live and on other days a great festival programme of the Berlin art and culture scene. And if you’re already travelling in the capital, you shouldn’t miss the best Berlin sights. Visit the Parliament (Reichstag), Museum Island Berlin or explore the history-steeped city on a cruise on the River Spree. A view from above is also worthwhile: from the famous Berlin tv tower.

Experience the EM in Dortmund

Fan hotspot in North Rhine-Westphalia

As the venue of Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, it’s not just Signal Iduna Park that is all about football. With a capacity of more than 60,000 spectators, the Westfalenstadion is one of the largest Euro 2024 stadiums.

Football fans from all over the world have two places to go in Dortmund. In the Fan Zone Friedensplatz, you can watch live broadcasts of the matches, sit down in one of the many shady spots or work off your energy in the Soccer and Activity Arena. Live music is also offered here on various days. There is no less going on at the public viewing in Westfalenpark. Not only are all six matches in Dortmund shown here, but also those of the German national team. And even when the ball is not rolling, there is a varied programme in the popular park.

Another highlight: the main fan routes from the main railway station to the public viewing area and the stadium are covered with artificial turf in the football city. If you still haven’t had enough of football, you should plan a detour to the German Football Museum. Another attraction is the Dortmunder U. The tower block of the former Dortmund Union Brewery is now used as a centre for art and culture. Here you can visit the city’s art collection, various exhibitions and cultural events.

EM 2024 venues: Welcome to Stuttgart

Swabian metropolis in football fever

You can watch a total of five European Championship matches live in the Stuttgart Arena. There is a lot more going on in the city centre throughout the tournament. The Fan Zones Stuttgart extend from public viewing on Schlossplatz to Schillerplatz, Market Place and Karlsplatz, where various live events will take place. Other highlights include the European Championship Opening Concert Stuttgart, which takes place on Schlossplatz Stuttgart one day before the start of the tournament, and the Giant Trophy Spectacular in the shape of flowers. Two specially designed house walls at Cannstatter Wasen and the Talstraße substation offer a good opportunity for a souvenir photo. You should also have seen the specially designed football exhibition at the Stadtpalais in Stuttgart.

And if you need a change from football, sights such as the Stuttgart State Theatre or the Stuttgart Market Hall are highly recommended. You can get a fantastic view over the state capital of Baden-Württemberg from the Stuttgart television tower.

UEFA EURO 2024 in the harbour city of Hamburg

Football festival in the city on the Elbe

There is also a varied programme in the north for the 2024 European Football Championship. In addition to the five European Championship matches that will be played in Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion, football fans can experience much more here. In the centre of St. Pauli, the Heiligengeistfeld fan zone will be the meeting point for football fans from all over the world. Here you can not only watch the opening ceremony of the European Championship in Hamburg, but also other games of the tournament at the public viewing on the Binnenalster.

There is also a highlight in St Pauli. As with the group draw in the run-up to the European Championships, there will also be a container installation in the harbour during the tournament that is well worth seeing. The pairings and scores will be impressively staged on the huge containers. Hamburg also has a lot to offer visitors from all over the world as a tourist destination. The Miniatur Wunderland is particularly popular with young and old alike. You can get a good impression of the harbour with a view of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall and the Speicherstadt warehouse district on a boat tour. And of course, a trip to the world-famous Reeperbahn is a must when visiting Hamburg.

European Championship 2024 venues: Düsseldorf

The city on the Rhine looks forward to welcoming its guests

The Düsseldorf Stadium is one of the smaller venues at the European Championships. Nevertheless, there is no less going on here during the tournament. In the Burgplatz fan zone, fans can look forward to a varied programme of music and entertainment. All under the motto ‘Everybody’s home game’. There is another highlight at the Fan Zone Schauspielhaus. Right next to the municipal theatre, you can watch the premiere of the play ‘Faith. Love. Football’ in Düsseldorf. You can watch all the games live in the Fan Zones as well as in the public viewing area on the banks of the Rhine. The games can be particularly enjoyed against the unique backdrop of the Düsseldorf skyline, the state parliament and the Rhine Tower.

If you want to continue partying afterwards, you are sure to find what you are looking for among the 260 pubs, bars and restaurants in the historic city centre. It’s not for nothing that Düsseldorf is also known as the ‘longest bar in the world’. And if you still have some time for shopping and sightseeing, you should pay a visit to Königsallee and Benrath Palace.

Frankfurt: Mainhattan celebrates football

Football festival in the banking metropolis

Of course, Frankfurt should not be missing from the European Championship 2024 schedule as a venue. The cosmopolitan city on the Main has planned numerous events and activities to make the EURO 2024 in Frankfurt an unforgettable experience for its international guests. Even before the ball rolls, the opening ceremony at the Flößerbrücke will be an absolute highlight. On the evening of 12 June, the bridge will be illuminated in the colours of EURO 2024 in a light choreography accompanied by music, creating a special experience in front of the city’s unique skyline with the Main Tower & Co.

During the tournament, the Main Bridge will be illuminated in the colours of the participating nations. The city’s biggest party is in the Mainufer Fan Zone. There is a great programme of music, art and culture here. You can also experience exciting football matches live here at the public viewing between Holbeinsteg and Friedensbrücke right by the river. And there will also be plenty to eat and drink.

Between matches, there is plenty of time to explore the city and its sights. Admire the impressive exhibitions at the Senckenberg Nature Museum or take a stroll around the Römer Frankfurt. Nearby you will find the famous Old Opera House. A walk in Deutsche Bank Park or the Palm Garden Frankfurt is a wonderful way to relax.

Gelsenkirchen welcomes the world

EM Stadiums: The ball is rolling at Schalke

In the heart of the Ruhr region in Gelsenkirchen, everything revolves around football in the summer. A total of four matches will take place in the Veltins Arena – or ‘Auf Schalke’ as they say here. The EURO 2024 Festival is being organised in the Nordsternpark fan zone. The former mining site is now a popular landscaped park and a frequent venue for concerts. If you can’t watch the matches live in the stadium, public viewing in the Gelsenkirchen amphitheatre is the perfect place. Not only the matches in Gelsenkirchen are shown here, but also the games of the German national team. You will also find a very special selfie motif in Nordsternpark: an oversized football with all the flags of the participating nations is an absolute eye-catcher. If you still fancy a trip after so much football, you should visit the ZOOM Erlebniswelt. In the former Gelsenkirchen Zoo, you can experience a ‘trip around the world in one day’. The natural habitat of around 900 animals has been recreated in the various adventure worlds of Asia, Africa and Alaska.

EM Football Festival in Cologne

The European Championship matches in the cathedral city

With around 46,000 seats, the RheinEnergie Stadium is one of the smaller Euro 2024 stadiums, but that certainly doesn’t detract from the atmosphere in the carnival stronghold of Cologne. In the city, you will find numerous activities and cultural events in the Heumarkt Cologne fan zone. The official public viewing takes place at the Tanzbrunnen Deutz. With a view of Cologne Cathedral, you can experience numerous matches and a great stage programme with live music. Of course, a little sightseeing is also a must when visiting the historic cathedral city. Admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site Cologne Cathedral from the inside or visit one of the many interesting museums. The Museum Ludwig is considered one of the most important art museums in Europe. And a museum of a different kind is the Cologne Chocolate Museum. Here you will not only learn exciting facts about the history of chocolate, but you can also sample the delicacies for yourself.

Experience the EM feeling in Leipzig

Bachstadt under the sign of football

If you are lucky enough to get one of the coveted tickets for the European Championship games in Leipzig, you can enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Red Bull Arena Leipzig. But there is also plenty on offer in the city centre during the European Championships. In the Augustusplatz fan zone, numerous cultural, music and sporting events await you against a fantastic backdrop. In addition to public viewing, you will also find a spectacular Ferris wheel, a large football pitch and numerous food and drink stalls.

And while you’re in Leipzig, you shouldn’t miss the city’s most famous sights. Leipzig Zoo is a popular destination for families with children. The Leipzig Panometer also amazes young and old alike. The former gasometer houses an impressive panoramic picture with an accompanying exhibition – absolutely worth seeing! Culture and music fans will get their money’s worth at the Gewandhaus Leipzig. Here you can attend a performance by the internationally renowned Gewandhaus Orchestra.

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