Euro 2024: Host Cities and Cultural Highlights

Germany Prepares for Euro 2024: A Football Festival Across 10 Iconic Cities"

Germany will welcome the continent’s best teams for Euro 2024, with 10 cities across the country set to host matches.

From Hamburg to Munich, and everywhere else in between, Germany is preparing to put on a football festival for tournament goers this summer.

And in preparation of Euro 2024, Flashscore have explored each of the tournament’s 10 host cities.


Starting out with the most northerly of the 10 host cities, Hamburg is a haven for football fanatics and party-lovers alike.

Matches will be played at the 49,000-capacity Volksparkstadion - home to one-time European champions Hamburg.

Away from the pitch though, Hamburg remains one of Germany’s most authentic cities, boasting a rich history, iconic harbour and world-renowned nightlife.

The city’s concert hall (Elbphilharmonie) provides a perfect blend of classic and modern architecture, with the viewing deck at the top offering a stunning view across the river Elbe.


Few cities are more quintessentially German than Düsseldorf, with the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia split straight down the middle by the Rhine.

On the east side of the city is a picturesque Altstadt (old town), sprawling with cafes, bars and of course pubs, all serving the city’s famous Altbier - a copper-coloured beer popular in Düsseldorf.

However, on the opposite side of the river, Düsseldorf is home to a thriving business and commercial area.

And given its excellent transportation links from across Germany and beyond, Düsseldorf will likely act as a hub for Euro 2024 fans this summer.


One of the more quieter host cities at this year’s tournament, Gelsenkirchen is best known for being one of Germany's industrial heartlands.

The industrial revolution of the 19th century saw Gelsenkirchen go from a lesser-known village to a manufacturing hub, with its working-class roots well preserved to the modern day.

But by far the most famous export from this plucky west German city is its football club - Schalke 04.

While die Königsblauen might’ve dropped out of the Bundesliga in recent years, Schalke fans still pack out the 50,000-capacity Arena AufSchalke week after week.


Much like its neighbour to the west, Dortmund is another of Germany’s manufacturing hotspots.

As a result of the collapse of the steel and coal industries, an emerging high-technology scene has emerged in Dortmund, but it’s another city best characterised by its football team.

Die Schwarzgelben (the B4lack and Yellows) are one of the most-followed clubs across Germany, with home games taking place at the iconic Westfalenstadion.

A bucket list stadium for many football fans, the Westfalenstadion will play home to four group matches, a round-of-16 clash and one of the two semi-final fixtures.


The last the host cities in North Rhine-Westphalia, Köln is a quaint but quirky spot nestled on the banks of the Rhine.

Considered the region’s cultural hub, the Altstadt will provide football fans with the perfect place to celebrate (or commiserate) their nation’s performances at Euro 2024 this summer.

But above all else in Köln is the city’s 800-year-old cathedral.

Towering over the city’s skyline, der Dom sits at an impressive 157 metres high and is a must-visit attraction for anyone visiting Köln.


Moving further south to the city of Frankfurt, which has emerged as a global financial hub and is home to the European Central Bank.

Frankfurt’s business district dominates the skyline, with the city’s towers and skyscrapers visible for miles.

But that doesn’t mean Frankfurt is a city without style, as it too boasts a wonderful Altstadt - one of the nicest in the country.

As for the football, fans will descend on the home of Eintracht Frankfurt, with matches being played at the 48,000-capacity arena on the outskirts of town.


As far as German cities go, they don’t get more stunning than Munich, with the Bavarian capital providing a mix of modern cosmopolitan glamour and historical charm.

The old Gothic architecture punctuates the city centre, but aside from beautiful buildings, Munich is famous for its beer scene.

Hosting Oktoberfest every year, Munich is well-known for its classic Bavarian beer halls - the most famous being Hofbräuhaus München nestled in the heart of the city.

Expect the beer halls to be bustling this summer, with Munich likely to be a hive of Euro 2024 activity when the tournament gets underway.


Another German city built around a river, Stuttgart is more known for its love of two wheels than the sport itself.

Dubbed the ‘cradle of the automobile’, it’s claimed the first-ever car was invented in Stuttgart, whereas in the modern day, both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have their headquarters in the city.

The Schlossplatz (main square) will act as a Euro 2024 hub, with Stuttgart set to host four group matches and one of the quarter-final fixtures.

Matches will be played at the Stuttgart Arena, which has hosted games for three previous major tournaments held in Germany.


From one of the tournament’s oldest stadiums to one of the newer venues located in Leipzig.

The city itself might be historic, but the 40,000-capacity stadium was built just 20 years ago.

Leipzig has played a significant role in modern-day German culture though, with the city’s peaceful demonstrations in 1989 helping guide the nation towards unification.

Before that, Leipzig suffered heavy destruction during World War II, with troops estimating between 40 and 60 per cent of the city had been destroyed.


And finally, the cultural, musical and in some ways footballing capital of Germany… Berlin.

One lucky nation will lift the European Championships trophy in Berlin’s Olympiastadion next month, but away from the football, there are few better cities in Europe than Berlin.

A bustling urban jungle, Berlin has something for everyone, with a thriving food and drink scene one of the city’s biggest charms.

Plus, a world-class transportation network allows all four corners of Berlin to be within touching distance, meaning football fans will have the perfect chance to explore Germany’s capital this summer.

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