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Euro 2024 food: A guide to the best scran in Germany

For those of you who plan on travelling to Germany in June for Euro 2024, finding some good scran will be high up on your priority list.

With that in mind, here is your complete guide to Euro 2024 food so that you can be as prepared as possible.

A guide to Euro 2024 food

Euro 2024 food
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Euro 2024 food: Traditional German dishes

As the old adage goes “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”, or in this case, “When in Germany, do as the Germans do”. There is a wide variety of traditional German dishes that have become famous around the world, and if you are one of the lucky few travelling to the country for Euro 2024, it will be the perfect opportunity to give them a try.

Some of these delicious options include:

  • Frankfurter – Traditional German sausage
  • Bratwurst – Traditional German sausage
  • Currywurst – Chopped-up sausages, chips and a spicy ketchup sauce
  • Schnitzel – Meat covered in egg, flour and breadcrumbs

 

While this list is far from exhaustive, the four items of food outlined above are often sold at food stalls or in fast food restaurants, which for many visitors, will be their go-to establishments for much of their stay as they travel around the country for Euro 2024.

What food will be sold in stadiums at Euro 2024?

Sausages, sausages and more sausages. We joke of course, but there is a real focus on boosting the sales of traditional German foods within stadiums at the tournament.

So much so in fact that it has been reported that any supporters attempting to smuggle food of any kind in with them, including healthy options such as fruit, could face “expulsion from the stadium with a report to the police or a stadium ban for the whole or part of Euro 2024”.

It is believed that this firm, albeit relatively harsh, approach has been taken to encourage all fans to purchase the various foods sold at the grounds, most of which will be traditional German dishes. Sausages are expected to be the main focus, with a Frankfurter expected to cost a whopping £4.77 at the final in Berlin.

With that in mind, we have decided to break down the two most popular types of sausages for you, so you can decide ahead of your visit which one will be best for you.

Frankfurter

The one we all know about. A Frankfurter is very similar to what we would call a hotdog in the United Kingdom.

More specifically, it is a thin parboiled pork sausage inside a layer of sheep intestine. It is for all intents and purposes a hot dog, and if you are someone who enjoys such a snack, and would rather stick to what they know, then the Frankfurter may be your best friend at Euro 2024.

Bratwurst

Less well-known but just as tasty, is the German Bratwurst sausage. The Bratwurst can come in three variations: Beef, Pork and Veal, and there will be differences in regards to texture and flavour depending on your choice.

In the vast majority of cases, it will be longer and thicker than a Frankfurter, and as it can be prepared in a variety of ways, can be a tad more unpredictable. Therefore, this is an option best kept for those who are a little more adventurous with their choices of scran and don't mind taking a little risk.

Euro 2024 food for the fans staying at home

However, Euro 2024 food isn't just limited to the supporters lucky enough to be visiting Germany. In fact, a popular condiments brand, Hellmann's, has teamed up with UEFA as an official partner of the competition and is providing special themed recipes as a result.

These are, unsurprisingly, mainly in the form of condiment sauces, designed with the intent of upgrading barbecues across the country, with the company releasing a special Euro 2024-themed BBQ sauce ahead of the tournament.

So there is your guide to Euro 2024 food. Whether you will be in Germany come June 14, or sparking up the barbie in the UK sun, there will be plenty of good scran to go about.


Harry Dowsett

Freelance football writer with experience writing for multiple digital platforms, such as GIVEMESPORT. Recently graduated from Portsmouth University with a media studies degree - completing a dissertation on the evolution of sports journalism in the process. He has a love for Arsenal Football Club and a passion for football as a whole.

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