European Championship 2024 host cities - 10 German cities

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    Germany's European Championship 2024 host cities are spread across the country. The cities will warmly welcome the football fans during the event and provide them with lots of beer and bradwürst.

    10 European Championship 2024 host cities

    The 10 host cities in Germany during the European Championship 2024 are: []

    • Berlin
    • Cologne
    • Dortmund
    • Dusseldorf
    • Frankfurt
    • Gelsenkirchen
    • Hamburg
    • Leipzig
    • Munich
    • Stuttgart
    Map of the Euro 2024 host cities
    Map of the Euro 2024 host cities

    Three clusters of host cities

    For the first time, sustainability is a criterion in the tournament's terms. That is why the organization has divided the schedule into three clusters:

    • North: Berlin, Hamburg and Leipzig
    • West: Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen and Cologne
    • South: Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart

    The matches from a group will be played within two clusters, so that the travel distances remain limited. Players and fans can easily travel between cities via train or bus.

    Base camps for the national teams during the European Football Championship

    All 20 qualified teams for the final tournament and host nation Germany have confirmed their team base camps. From there they will travel to their respective matches and stay between matches during the tournament.

    Host nation Germany have announced they will stay in Herzogenaurach in Bavaria, title holders Italy have chosen Iserlohn in North Rhine-Westphalia and European Championship 2020 finalists England have chosen Blankenhain in Thuringia. All teams will check into their base camps at least five days before their first match, hoping to extend their stay in their "second home" until the finals.

    For the first time, sustainability has been included as a criterion in the tournament rules, and the match schedule has been designed so that teams only play their group matches in two regional clusters to reduce travel distances for teams and fans between the host cities. This benefits the team delegations who travel by train or bus from their base camp to the match venues during the group stage, resulting in a much smaller carbon footprint than in previous tournaments.

    These are the teams' base camps:

    Team Base camp
    Albania Came
    Belgium Ludwigsburg
    Denmark Freudenstadt
    Germany Herzogenaurach
    England Blankenhain
    France Paderborn
    Hungary Hamlet in the Allgäu
    Italy Iserlohn
    Croatia Neuruppin
    The Netherlands Wolfsburg
    Austria Berlin
    Portugal Harsewinkel
    Romania Würzburg
    Scotland Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    Serbia Augsburg
    Slovenia Wuppertal
    Slovakia Mainz
    Spain Donaueschingen
    Czech Republic Norderstedt
    Turkey Barsinghausen
    Switzerland Stuttgart
    Base camps of the teams during the European Football Championship
    Base camps of the teams during the European Football Championship

    Fan zones

    Fans are at the center of the organization of the European Football Championship in 2024. All host cities already have a lot of experience with major sporting events and during the European Championship 2024 the cities will do even more for football fans. Because the average capacity of 50,000 seats per stadium will not be enough to accommodate all supporters, special fan zones will be set up.

    The average capacity of the fan zones is between 33,000 and 80,000 supporters. Fans without a ticket can also watch the matches en masse here.

    In each host city, a maximum of three squares will be set up as fan zones, where fans from all countries will party before, during and after the matches. The cities are therefore known for their pleasant squares with many terraces and restaurants. Germany takes the safety around these zones very seriously.

    Travel to Germany

    The distances between the host cities in Germany are relatively small and most kilometers can easily be done by car or train.

    Distances Berlin Cologne Dortmund Dusseldorf Frankfurt Gelsenkirchen Hamburg Leipzig Munich Stuttgart
    Berlin x 578 496 559 553 521 293 191 585 636
    Cologne 578 x 97 38 190 84 426 506 575 372
    Dortmund 496 97 x 72 224 36 346 419 607 424
    Dusseldorf 559 38 72 x 226 51 409 485 611 407
    Frankfurt 553 190 224 226 x 255 496 388 393 209
    Gelsenkirchen 521 84 36 51 255 x 356 462 636 442
    Hamburg 293 426 346 409 496 356 x 394 776 656
    Leipzig 191 506 419 485 388 462 394 x 432 472
    Munich 585 575 607 611 393 636 776 432 x 232
    Stuttgart 636 372 424 407 209 442 656 472 232 x

    The slogan to bring in the organization of the tournament was 'United by football. In the heart of Europe'. Germany is indeed very central to the European continent and is well connected to neighboring countries. Large cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Paris, Prague, Vienna, Warsaw and Zurich are very easily accessible by road and rail.

    Almost the entire European population lives within 2,000km of the host country and approximately 360 million people live within 1,000km. With 16 international airports, Germany is the perfect location to host a major UEFA football tournament. The Deutsche Bahn has a direct train connection with 12 countries, enabling 230 million Europeans to reach one of the 10 host cities within 6 hours.

    The host cities all have an international airport nearby (6 to 43 minutes travel). Each city also has an alternative airport within 1.5 hours of travel.

    Distance Germany to Europe
    Distance Germany to Europe

    Travel within Germany

    Traveling within Germany is easy with more than 13,000 km of roads and 33,000 km of rail tracks. As a supporter of one of the 24 participating countries, you can enjoy comfortable, fast, ecological and trusted transport between the cities. All host cities are directly connected by train and the capacity is expanded during the football tournament.

    The infrastructure in the various host cities is also very good and does not require major investments. Every city has a lot of experience in transporting thousands of people, because football matches in the cities are sold out almost every weekend. The cities have already proven that they can easily handle the large crowds during rush hour with 75,000 football fans.

    All EURO 2024 stadiums in the cities have:

    • public transport and train stations nearby;
    • connection to multiple modes of transport (train, metro, tram and bus);
    • accessibility for disabled people;
    • enough parking for VIPs (even the traffic can be arranged);
    • direct access to the highways;
    • pedestrian and bicycle paths to and from the stadium;
    • good signposts and information boards.
    Map of host cities European Championship 2024
    Map of host cities European Championship 2024

    Who are the ambassadors of the European Championship host cities?

    Ambassadors of the European Championship host cities are:

    • Berlin: Kevin-Prince Boateng
    • Cologne: Harald Schumacher
    • Dortmund: Roman Weidenfeller, Annike Krahn
    • Duesseldorf: Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, Sandra Mikolaschek, Selin Oruz
    • Frankfurt: Alex Meier, Deborah Levi
    • Gelsenkirchen: Gerald Asamoah
    • Hamburg: Patrick Esume
    • Leipzig: Professor Dr Jörg Junhold, Anja Mittag, Jürgen Zielinski
    • Munich: Dr Felix Brych
    • Stuttgart: Cacau, Niko Kappel, Eli Seitz

    Host city Berlin

    Berlin has been the capital of Germany since unification in 1990. The city is one of the most challenging and diverse places to visit. Nice tourist attractions are the Brandenburg Gate and the TV tower of 368 meters high. Play city Berlin has many historic buildings that you must see as a football fan.

    Berlin is home to the Olympiastadion Berlin with a capacity of 70,033 seats. In 2006 the World Cup final was played here and in 2015 the final of the Champions League.

    Berlin schedule EURO 2024

    This is the schedule in Berlin at EURO 2024.

    #3) Sat 15 Jun 17:00 Group B Olympiastadion
    Spain Spain 0-0 Croatia Croatia
     
    #19) Fri 21 Jun 17:00 Group D Olympiastadion
    Poland Poland 17:00 Austria Austria
     
    #31) Tue 25 Jun 17:00 Group D Olympiastadion
    Netherlands Netherlands 17:00 Austria Austria
     
    #38) Sat 29 Jun 17:00 1/8 final Olympiastadion
    2A 2A 17:00 2B 2B
     
    #47) Sat 06 Jul 20:00 1/4 final Olympiastadion
    W43 W43 20:00 W44 W44
     
    #51) Sun 14 Jul 20:00 final Olympiastadion
    W49 W49 20:00 W50 W50
     
    Berlin
    Berlin

    Host city Dortmund

    Dortmund is considered the cultural heart of the Ruhr area. The host city is historically known for coal, steel and beer, but has developed as a tech city. The host city has a vibrant cultural scene and rich sporting history.

    Dortmund has the Signal Iduna Park Stadium with a capacity of 61,524 seats. The 2001 UEFA Cup Final was played here.

    Dortmund schedule EURO 2024

    This is the schedule in Dortmund at EURO 2024.

    #4) Sat 15 Jun 20:00 Group B BVB Stadion
    Italy Italy 20:00 Albania Albania
     
    #11) Tue 18 Jun 17:00 Group F BVB Stadion
    Turkey Turkey 17:00 Georgia Georgia
     
    #23) Sat 22 Jun 17:00 Group F BVB Stadion
    Turkey Turkey 17:00 Portugal Portugal
     
    #32) Tue 25 Jun 17:00 Group D BVB Stadion
    France France 17:00 Poland Poland
     
    #37) Sat 29 Jun 20:00 1/8 final BVB Stadion
    1A 1A 20:00 2C 2C
     
    #50) Wed 10 Jul 20:00 1/2 final BVB Stadion
    W47 W47 20:00 W48 W48
     
    Dortmund
    Dortmund

    Host city Düsseldorf

    Host city Düsseldorf is the capital of the North Rhine-Westphalia area and has 650,000 inhabitants. For the real football fan, there are over 250 beer houses and restaurants in the old town. It is said that Düsseldorf has the longest bar in the world.

    The Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf has a capacity of 46,264 seats. In 1988, the group matches of the European Championship were played in this stadium.

    Düsseldorf schedule EURO 2024

    This is the schedule in Düsseldorf at EURO 2024.

    #8) Mon 17 Jun 20:00 Group D Dusseldorf Arena
    Austria Austria 20:00 France France
     
    #21) Fri 21 Jun 14:00 Group E Dusseldorf Arena
    Slovakia Slovakia 14:00 Ukraine Ukraine
     
    #27) Mon 24 Jun 20:00 Group B Dusseldorf Arena
    Albania Albania 20:00 Spain Spain
     
    #42) Mon 01 Jul 17:00 1/8 final Dusseldorf Arena
    2D 2D 17:00 2E 2E
     
    #48) Sat 06 Jul 17:00 1/4 final Dusseldorf Arena
    W40 W40 17:00 W38 W38
     
    Düsseldorf
    Düsseldorf

    Host city Frankfurt

    Frankfurt is Germany's fifth largest city and is a hub for commercial and financial services. The host city is located on the banks of the river Main, which is why the city has the nickname 'Mainhatten'.

    In Frankfurt is the Commerzbank Arena with a capacity of 48,057 seats. The 2002 UEFA Woman's Cup Final and the 2006 World Cup quarter-final were played here.

    Frankfurt schedule EURO 2024

    This is the schedule in Frankfurt at EURO 2024.

    #9) Mon 17 Jun 17:00 Group E Frankfurt Arena
    Belgium Belgium 17:00 Slovakia Slovakia
     
    #17) Thu 20 Jun 17:00 Group C Frankfurt Arena
    Denmark Denmark 17:00 England England
     
    #25) Sun 23 Jun 20:00 Group A Frankfurt Arena
    Switzerland Switzerland 20:00 Germany Germany
     
    #33) Wed 26 Jun 17:00 Group E Frankfurt Arena
    Slovakia Slovakia 17:00 Romania Romania
     
    #41) Mon 01 Jul 20:00 1/8 final Frankfurt Arena
    1F 1F 20:00 3ABC 3ABC
     
    Frankfurt
    Frankfurt

    Host city Gelsenkirchen

    Gelsenkirchen is known for its coal mines and steel industry, but football supporters during the European Championship 2024 will mainly find a lot of green. They can also visit theaters and boat cruises in this host city in the Ruhr area.

    In Frankfurt is the Commerzbank Arena with a capacity of 49,471 seats. The 2004 Champions League final and the 2006 World Cup quarter-final were played here.

    Gelsenkirchen schedule EURO 2024

    This is the schedule in Gelsenkirchen at EURO 2024.

    #5) Sun 16 Jun 20:00 Group C Arena AufSchalke
    Serbia Serbia 20:00 England England
     
    #16) Thu 20 Jun 20:00 Group B Arena AufSchalke
    Spain Spain 20:00 Italy Italy
     
    #35) Wed 26 Jun 20:00 Group F Arena AufSchalke
    Georgia Georgia 20:00 Portugal Portugal
     
    #40) Sun 30 Jun 17:00 1/8 final Arena AufSchalke
    1C 1C 17:00 3DEF 3DEF
     
    Gelsenkirchen
    Gelsenkirchen

    Host city Hamburg

    European Championship host city Hamburg is the third largest city in Europe that is not a national capital. The city has a world-famous port, a rich cultural history, imposing architecture and a lively nightlife. This makes Hamburg a city to visit as a football fan.

    In Hamburg is the Volkspark Stadion with a capacity of 50,215 seats. The Europa League final was played here in 2010 and the World Cup quarter-final in 2006.

    Hamburg schedule EURO 2024

    This is the schedule in Hamburg at EURO 2024.

    #7) Sun 16 Jun 14:00 Group D Volksparkstadion
    Poland Poland 14:00 Netherlands Netherlands
     
    #15) Wed 19 Jun 14:00 Group B Volksparkstadion
    Croatia Croatia 14:00 Albania Albania
     
    #24) Sat 22 Jun 14:00 Group F Volksparkstadion
    Georgia Georgia 14:00 Czech Republic Czech Republic
     
    #36) Wed 26 Jun 20:00 Group F Volksparkstadion
    Czech Republic Czech Republic 20:00 Turkey Turkey
     
    #46) Fri 05 Jul 20:00 1/4 final Volksparkstadion
    W41 W41 20:00 W42 W42
     
    Hamburg
    Hamburg

    Host city Cologne

    Cologne is a city with a rich history. The host city is located on the river Rhine and has more than a million inhabitants. The most visited monument in Germany is located in this city, namely the Cathedral of Saint Peter.

    Cologne is home to the RheinEnergie Stadium with a capacity of 46,922 seats. In 2020, the final of the Europa League was played here.

    Cologne schedule EURO 2024

    This is the schedule in Cologne at EURO 2024.

    #2) Sat 15 Jun 14:00 Group A Cologne Stadion
    Hungary Hungary 1-3 Switzerland Switzerland
     
    #13) Wed 19 Jun 20:00 Group A Cologne Stadion
    Scotland Scotland 20:00 Switzerland Switzerland
     
    #22) Sat 22 Jun 20:00 Group E Cologne Stadion
    Belgium Belgium 20:00 Romania Romania
     
    #29) Tue 25 Jun 20:00 Group C Cologne Stadion
    England England 20:00 Slovenia Slovenia
     
    #39) Sun 30 Jun 20:00 1/8 final Cologne Stadion
    1B 1B 20:00 3ADEF 3ADEF
     
    Cologne
    Cologne

    Host city Leipzig

    Leipzig was once the home city of Johann Sebastian Bach, so the host city has a great cultural history. In 1989 there was a peaceful demonstration in this city for the merger of East and West Germany.

    Leipzig has the Red Bull Arena with a capacity of 46,635 seats. Group matches and an eighth final of the 2006 World Cup were played in this stadium.

    Leipzig schedule EURO 2024

    This is the schedule in Leipzig at EURO 2024.

    #12) Tue 18 Jun 20:00 Group F Leipzig Stadion
    Portugal Portugal 20:00 Czech Republic Czech Republic
     
    #20) Fri 21 Jun 20:00 Group D Leipzig Stadion
    Netherlands Netherlands 20:00 France France
     
    #28) Mon 24 Jun 20:00 Group B Leipzig Stadion
    Croatia Croatia 20:00 Italy Italy
     
    #44) Tue 02 Jul 20:00 1/8 final Leipzig Stadion
    1D 1D 20:00 2F 2F
     
    Leipzig
    Leipzig

    Host city Munich

    Munich is home to 1.6 million people and is the third largest city in Germany. The host city has a rich art history, many beautiful parks and so-called 'beer gardens' for real football fans.

    Munich is home to the Allianz Arena with a capacity of 66,026 seats. The city hosted the 2012 Champions League final and the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.

    Munich schedule EURO 2024

    This is the schedule in Munich at EURO 2024.

    #1) Fri 14 Jun 20:00 Group A Munich Football Arena
    Germany Germany 5-1 Scotland Scotland
     
    #10) Mon 17 Jun 14:00 Group E Munich Football Arena
    Romania Romania 14:00 Ukraine Ukraine
     
    #18) Thu 20 Jun 14:00 Group C Munich Football Arena
    Slovenia Slovenia 14:00 Serbia Serbia
     
    #30) Tue 25 Jun 20:00 Group C Munich Football Arena
    Denmark Denmark 20:00 Serbia Serbia
     
    #43) Tue 02 Jul 17:00 1/8 final Munich Football Arena
    1E 1E 17:00 3ABCD 3ABCD
     
    #49) Tue 09 Jul 20:00 1/2 final Munich Football Arena
    W45 W45 20:00 W46 W46
     
    Munich
    Munich

    Host city of Stuttgart

    Stuttgart is a large industrial city, including the origins of two well-known car manufacturers, Meredes and Porsche. Football fans can enjoy the various wineries and local culture in the host city.

    In Stuttgart is the Mercedes-Benz Arena with a capacity of 50,998 seats. The European Cup final in 1998 and the consolation final of the 2006 World Cup were played in this stadium.

    Stuttgart schedule EURO 2024

    This is the schedule in Stuttgart at EURO 2024.

    #6) Sun 16 Jun 17:00 Group C Stuttgart Arena
    Slovenia Slovenia 17:00 Denmark Denmark
     
    #14) Wed 19 Jun 17:00 Group A Stuttgart Arena
    Germany Germany 17:00 Hungary Hungary
     
    #26) Sun 23 Jun 20:00 Group A Stuttgart Arena
    Scotland Scotland 20:00 Hungary Hungary
     
    #34) Wed 26 Jun 17:00 Group E Stuttgart Arena
    Ukraine Ukraine 17:00 Belgium Belgium
     
    #45) Fri 05 Jul 17:00 1/4 final Stuttgart Arena
    W39 W39 17:00 W37 W37
     
    Stuttgart
    Stuttgart

    Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the host cities

    What are the host cities of the European Championship 2024?

    The host cities of the European Championship 2024 are:

    • Berlin
    • Cologne
    • Dortmund
    • Dusseldorf
    • Frankfurt
    • Gelsenkirchen
    • Hamburg
    • Leipzig
    • Munich
    • Stuttgart

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