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Where to Watch the UEFA EURO 2024 in Germany

Cheer on the national teams and go sightseeing in one of these 10 German cities.

March 22, 2024

Anyone with a passion for soccer will have one eye on Germany this summer as it hosts the 2024 UEFA European Men’s Football Championship. Even non-fans find it impossible not to get swept up by the atmosphere and cheering on the national teams. With kick-off planned for 14 June, there’s still time to plan a trip to one of the 10 host cities before the whistle blows on 15 July. 

Munich – Munich Football Arena

The home stadium of Bayern München will see Germany’s national team compete against Scotland in the opening match. The Bavarian capital is a perennial destination for a cultural summer vacation. Spend a morning exploring the Nymphenburg Palace, see summer blooms in the English Garden, and deepen your sports knowledge at the Olympic Park. 

Berlin – Olympiastadion Berlin

The stomping ground of Hertha Berlin is the largest venue and has hosted every German Cup final since 1985. In keeping with tradition, Olympiastadion will stage the EURO 2024 final. Berlin is teeming with world-class restaurants and historical attractions including the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall Memorial, and Museum Island.

Cologne – Cologne Stadium

The home turf of 1. FC Köln is scheduled to host England vs Slovenia. This 2,000-year-old city sits on the Rhine and is presided over by Cologne Cathedral, one of the most important houses of worship in Europe. In addition, you can enjoy short or overnight river cruises and art museum hopping.  

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Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf Arena

Fortuna Düsseldorf’s stadium will host one of the EURO 2024 quarter-finals. Düsseldorf Old Town is home to over 250 beer houses and restaurants which has earned the city the accolade of 'the longest bar in the world'. Needless to say, you’ll find plenty of screens to follow the latest games over a cold bier

Frankfurt – Frankfurt Arena

Germany will play Switzerland at the home of Eintracht Frankfurt. This city is a major financial and commercial center with a Manhattan-like skyline. Much of the Altstadt was carefully reconstructed to preserve the magnificence of the Römerberg and Frankfurt Cathedral. 

Hamburg – Volksparkstadion Hamburg

The home of Hamburger SV is also scheduled to stage a quarter-final. Germany’s “Gateway to the World” sits astride one of the continent’s largest ports and a network of beautiful canals. Don’t miss a performance at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall or the Miniatur Wunderland model railway exhibition. 

Dortmund – BVB Stadion Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund's stadium will host the second EURO 2024 semi-final. Warm up with a tour of the German Football Museum where you’ll find a medley of vintage shirts, trophies, and newspaper archives. 

Gelsenkirchen – Arena AufSchalke

Named for Gelsenkirchen’s home team, Schalke, the arena will stage games between Serbia, England, Spain, Italy, and Portugal in the EURO 2024. Nordstern Park is a curious attraction where you can decompress between matches: this former coal mine is now a landscaped public park.

Leipzig – Leipzig Stadium

The home of RB Leipzig will stage four matches. Italy, the current champions of the men’s championship, will play Croatia. Leipzig is vastly underlooked but provides all the usual charm of a historic German city. Brush up on Bach’s illustrious career at the dedicated museum and spend a morning at the Monument to the Battle of the Nations.

Stuttgart – Stuttgart Arena

The home of VfB Stuttgart will see Germany play Hungary. This southwest city is a must for automobile enthusiasts: Mercedes and Porsche are headquartered here and have museums. Stuttgart is also a wonderful base for visiting the fairytale castles of southern Germany. 

There will be one final opportunity to purchase UEFA EURO 2024 tickets via the Resale Platform. Contact Darby at Darby’s Destinations to plan your German vacation. 

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