EURO 2024 Host Cities: Venue Guide | UEFA EURO 2024

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Three-time winners Germany will host the 17th UEFA European Championship in 2024.

EURO 2024 will be Germany’s first major tournament since the 2006 FIFA World Cup and matches in this summer’s showpiece event will take place in ten host cities, including the capital, Berlin.

Learn about stadium capacity, history, facilities and top tourist attractions in Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dortmund, Leipzig, Gelsenkirchen, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf with our venue guides.

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Capital of Germany since reunification in 1990, Berlin is one of the most exciting and diverse places in the country to visit. Major tourist attractions in a city steeped in history and culture include the Brandenburg Gate and the 368m-tall TV Tower, offering stunning views from its observation deck.

Berlin Olympic Stadium



Berlin’s Olympiastadion is home to Hertha©AFP/Getty Images

  • Stadium capacity: 70,033
  • Home team: Hertha Berlin
  • In particular hosted: 2006 FIFA World Cup Final, 2015 UEFA Champions League Final

History of the Olympiastadion in Berlin

The biggest EURO 2024 venue, the Olympiastadion has hosted every German Cup final since 1985, as well as several top matches on the continental and international stage. Berlin hosted the 2006 World Cup final between Italy and France. Nine years later, Barcelona beat Juventus at Berlin’s Olympiastadion to win the 2015 UEFA Champions League final.

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A city with a rich history, Cologne sits on the Rhine and is home to over a million residents, as well as Germany’s most visited landmark: St. Peter’s Cathedral Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. UNESCO.

Cologne Stadium

Cologne hosted matches at the 2006 World Cup


Cologne hosted matches at the 2006 World CupUEFA via Getty Images

  • Stadium capacity: 46,922
  • Home team: 1. FC Köln
  • In particular hosted: 2020 UEFA Europa League Final

History of the Cologne stadium

The home ground of 1. FC Köln, Cologne Stadium was rebuilt to host 2006 World Cup matches and since 2010 has been the regular venue for the German Women’s Cup final, as well as concerts by American football, ice hockey and music.

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Considered the cultural heart of the Ruhr area, Dortmund was known 50 years ago mainly for coal, steel and beer, but has become a major technological hub, with a vibrant cultural scene and rich heritage sportsman on display at the German Football Museum.

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Dortmund’s “yellow wall” makes noise and colorsBongart/Getty Images

  • Stadium capacity: 61,524
  • Home team: Borussia Dortmund
  • In particular hosted: 2001 UEFA Cup Final

History of BVB Stadion Dortmund

One of the most renowned venues in world football thanks to its famous ‘Yellow Wall’ stand, BVB Stadion Dortmund is one of the biggest arenas at UEFA EURO 2024 and has hosted a series of World Cup matches and European football, including the 2001 UEFA Cup Final between Liverpool and Deportivo Alavés.

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Capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf has 650,000 inhabitants and more than 250 brasseries and restaurants in its old town, nicknamed “the longest bar in the world”.

Duesseldorf Stadium

The Düsseldorf Arena is home to over 40,000 fans


The Düsseldorf Arena is home to over 40,000 fans Getty Images

  • Stadium capacity: 46,264
  • Home team: Fortuna Dusseldorf
  • In particular hosted: 1988 UEFA European Championship group matches (former Rheinstadion)

History of the Düsseldorf Arena

The Düsseldorf Arena is the smallest of all venues at UEFA EURO 2024 but still has a capacity of well over 40,000 and is currently home to Fortuna Düsseldorf, whose last Bundesliga campaign was in 2019/20 .

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A global hub of commerce and finance located on the banks of the Main, Frankfurt is Germany’s fifth largest city and its distinct skyline has earned it the nickname “Mainhattan”.

Frankfurt Stadium

        Frankfurt Arena will host EURO 2024 matches


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  • Stadium capacity: 48,057
  • Home team: Eintracht Frankfurt
  • In particular hosted: 2002 UEFA Women’s Cup final, 2006 World Cup quarter-final

History of the Frankfurt Arena

The Frankfurt Arena, home of Eintracht Frankfurt, was built in 1925 and has hosted matches at several major tournaments, including the 1988 UEFA European Championship and the 2006 World Cup.

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Gelsenkirchen is known for its mining and steelmaking history, but today visitors will find green spaces, theaters and boat cruises, as well as the industrial heritage of the Ruhr area.

Arena AufSchalke

Gelsenkirchen is home to Schalke


Gelsenkirchen is home to Schalke©Getty Images

  • Stadium capacity: 49,471
  • Home team: Schalke
  • In particular hosted: 2004 UEFA Champions League final, 2006 World Cup quarter-final

History of the Arena AufSchalke

Arena AufSchalke, which opened in August 2001, is the home of Schalke, seven-time German champions and 1996/97 UEFA Cup winners, and features a retractable roof and sliding pitch. Cristiano Ronaldo provided a memorable moment here for Portugal in their penalty shootout success against England in the 2006 World Cup.

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The third largest European city that is not a national capital, Hamburg boasts a world-famous port, rich cultural history, impressive architecture and nightlife that make it a must-visit city for many tourists.

Volksparkstadion Hamburg

Hamburg hosts 2022 World Cup qualifier


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  • Stadium capacity: 50 215
  • Home team: Hamburger S.V.
  • In particular hosted: 2010 Europa League final, 2006 World Cup quarter-final

History of Volksparkstadion Hamburg

The Volksparkstadion Hamburg was first opened in 1953, but was significantly upgraded in 2000 and hosted matches from the 1988 UEFA European Championship and the 1974 and 2006 World Cups.

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Once the home of Johann Sebastian Bach, Leipzig is steeped in culture and history, including the peaceful protests of 1989 that captured the mood as Germany moved towards reunification.

Leipzig Stadium

The Leipzig stadium opened in 2004


The Leipzig stadium opened in 2004Getty Images

  • Stadium capacity: 46,635
  • Home team: RB Leipzig
  • In particular hosted: 2006 World Cup group stage and round of 16

History of the Leipzig stadium

Home of Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, the state-of-the-art-roofed Leipzig Stadium opened in 2004, after being rebuilt inside the former Zentralstadion, the largest stadium in former Germany from the east.

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Home to around 1.6 million people, Munich is Germany’s third largest city and a destination rich in history, art galleries, parks and outdoor cafes.

Munich football stadium

Munich Football Arena hosted EURO 2020 matches


Munich Football Arena hosted EURO 2020 matches UEFA via Getty Images

  • Stadium capacity: 66,026
  • Home team: Bayern Munich
  • In particular hosted: 2012 UEFA Champions League final, EURO 2020 quarter-final

History of the Munich Football Arenathere

Built by local rivals Bayern München and 1860 München, the Munich Football Arena was opened in 2005, although Bayern have since taken full ownership of the stadium. He served up a memorable 2012 Champions League final, when Chelsea challenged home advantage to beat Bayern on penalties, and set up several UEFA EURO 2020 games, including the 2-1 victory of Italy in the quarter-finals against Belgium.

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Stuttgart is a major industrial city and home to two of the world’s most famous car manufacturers, Mercedes and Porsche, but visitors can also enjoy a rich wine and food scene, with Flädlesuppe (pancake soup) among the local specialties.

Stuttgart Arena

VfB Stuttgart plays at the Stuttgart Arena


VfB Stuttgart plays at the Stuttgart Arena©Getty Images

  • Stadium capacity: 50,998
  • Home team: VfB Stuttgart
  • In particular hosted: 1998 European Cup final, 2006 World Cup third place play-off

History of the Stuttgart Arena

The Stuttgart arena has been renovated and modernized several times since it was built in 1993, and hosted matches at the 1974 and 2006 World Cups, as well as the UEFA European Championship in 1988.

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When is UEFA EURO 2024?

The UEFA EURO 2024 finals are due to take place in June and July 2024. The exact dates will appear on UEFA.com once confirmed.

The qualifying draw will take place in Frankfurt on October 9, 2022, with the final tournament draw set to take place in December 2023 in Hamburg.

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