The Best Cities in Germany for Euro 2024

Posted on January 2024
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In less than 6 months, the Euro 2024 tournament descends on Germany for one of football’s premier competitions. The tournament is the perfect opportunity for football fans to explore several amazing cities in one of Europe’s most fascinating nations. In this article we will take a closer look at the best cities in Germany to visit during Euro 2024. From the northern cities of Hamburg to the cities in the Bavarian region, we bring you some of the highlights of every city with games in the European Championships. For those fans still searching, we have listed all Euro 2024 tickets right here on Seat Compare.

1. Munich

Munich is undoubtedly the hub of German football. The Allianz Arena or for the tournament () is home to the country’s most successful club; Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich. This exceptional stadium will host Euro 2024’s opening fixture between Germany and Scotland. One of the semi-final showdowns will also be played in Munich. The Bavarian regional capital is also an outstanding attraction in its own right. Munich is rightly famed for its beerhouses, offering plenty of local and national brews on tap. As such, the city’s nightlife is top-notch. Munich also boasts several fantastic museums and art galleries. And, befitting a summer football tournament, the city’s parks will also be great places to relax in between games. Our number one choice for cities to visit in Germany, everything about the place really is great.

2. Cologne


Cologne, also known as Köln is easily one of Germany’s most charming cities. This beautiful city on the Rhine River is a cultural gem situated in the Rhineland. With plenty of boat tours, allowing visitors to marvel at stunning buildings such as the city’s immense Gothic cathedral which is a highlight of the city. Cologne also has some of Germany’s best nightlife with clubs open well after the football matches finish. The city will also host several important Euro 2024 fixtures including England vs Slovenia. The first will be the tournament’s second fixture between Hungary and Switzerland. The game will be played at the RheinEnergieStadion, the home ground of local Bundesliga team FC Koln. Cologne is also a good base for traveling to other nearby stadiums hosting Euro 2024 games with the high speed rail system in Germany being the best in Europe.

3. Berlin

As befitting the capital of the host nation, Berlin will be the stage for the Euro 2024 final. Before that, the Olympiastadion will host the opening game of Group B, Croatia and Spain. As the capital cities biggest stadium, it will also host both a last-16 game and one of the quarter-finals. Berlin offers something to appeal to almost every visitor, from history buffs to football fans just wanting an entertainment district. We highly recommend visiting the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate before exploring top museums and art galleries. The German capital Berlin also has great transport links to other German cities meaning visitors can attend several Euro 2024 games with ease. Even if your national team doesn’t play here, this is a must see destination for any football fan that has the opportunity to visit.

4. Hamburg

As Germany’s second-biggest city, Hamburg offers plenty of entertainment for visiting football fans. This northern city is the base of the Hamburger SV football club, which plays at the Volksparkstadion. Hamburg hosts the seventh game of the group stages and will also host one of the Euro 2024 quarter-final fixtures. Hamburg occupies a stunning location on the bank of the River Elbe. The waterfront city also has two artificial lakes, offering plenty of opportunities for boat tours and watersports. Visiting fans can also explore historic buildings such as the City Hall and the famous Speicherstadt area.

5. Frankfurt

Waldstadion in Frankfurt
Waldstadion in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is one of Germany’s cultural and economic powerhouses, known for being the financial center for mainland Europe. Located in the Hesse region, Frankfurt also has a cosmopolitan feel, reflecting its appeal as a tourist hotspot. The city has great transport links by air and rail. Once in Frankfurt, make sure to explore local attractions such as Frankfurt Cathedral and the Romerberg area. Home to Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt, the Waldstadion will host an early Group E fixture: Belgium vs Slovakia. Frankfurt will also host a last-16 showdown at the start of the knockout phase. Additionally, the Waldstadion has retractable roof, the city stadium will undoubtedly provide a fantastic atmosphere. The nightlife on offer in Frankfurt is also fantastic and highly recommended.

6. Leipzig

Few cities in Germany are as picturesque as Leipzig. The largest city in Saxony has enjoyed plenty of football success in recent years. Home team RB Leipzig are regular contenders in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League. Their stadium, the Red Bull Arena, will host an exciting Group F clash of Portugal vs Czech Republic as well as a last-16 fixture. The city of Leipzig also boasts some of Germany’s most stunning architecture. Look out for famous landmarks like the Old Town Hall, St. Thomas’s Church, and the New Town Hall. Visitors can also explore Saxony’s traditionally hearty food in one of the city’s many restaurants and bars.

Germany truly is an amazing country, with enchanting landscapes, to the picturesque Bavarian Alps and  beautiful River Rhine, there is rich history, cultural diversity, and scenic wonders. For those football fans that have the opportunity to visit for the European Championships, we highly recommend that you do, you will be amazed and sure to have a fantastic time.

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