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Euro 2024 stadiums: Germany’s top grounds

With the European Championships just around the corner, we have you covered with a handy guide to all ten Euro 2024 stadiums that will host the matches in Germany this summer.

This will be Germany's first time hosting a major tournament since the World Cup in 2006, with many interesting cities across the country for fans to visit.

It's useful to know that supporters with match tickets are  entitled to a 36 Hour Travel Pass at no additional cost for the entire MDV (Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund) network, valid from 06:00 on matchday until 18:00 the following day.

Euro 2024 Stadiums Overview

Many of the Euro 2024 stadiums are actually the home of domestic teams that compete in the German Bundesliga, and each has its own unique qualities.

All are well-connected on public transport networks, making it easy for fans to get to where they need to be.

With this in mind, let us jump right in with stadium number one.

Leipzig – Red Bull Arena

Red Bull Arena
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With a capacity of 40,000, the Red Bull Arena – home to RB Leipzig – is a superb venue for tournament football.

Opened in 2004 inside the shell of the old Zentralstadion, this is the biggest stadium in Eastern Germany.

The venue hosted five matches in the 2006 World Cup, including a Round of 16 game in which Argentina beat Mexico 2-1.

The Red Bull Arena has a state-of-the-art roof which lends itself to excellent acoustics, making this a popular venue for music concerts as well as football matches.

There is no parking available at the stadium on matchdays, but the venue is well-served by public transport. Leipzig station is one of the best served in Germany, and is well-connected with all major cities.

The city itself is compact and easily walkable, and the public transport network consists of S-Bahn lines, trams and buses. Check out the LeipzigMOVE app for information on train times and buying tickets.

Leipzig Euro 2024 matches

18/06: Portugal vs Czechia
: Netherlands vs France
: Croatia vs Italy 
: Round of 16 – 1D vs 2F

Frankfurt – Waldstadion

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Also known as the Deutsche Bank Park, the Waldstadion is home to Eintracht Frankfurt and was built in 1925.

Having survived through World War Two, the stadium has been remodeled several times during its history and has hosted many major football events as well as two regular season NFL games in 2023.

The stadium can hold up to 58,000 fans for football matches when standing is permitted, but for the Euro 2024 matches, the capacity will be 47,000.

The Waldstadion is just 10-15 minutes by public transport from the Frankfurt central station, and at just ten minutes away, it's even shorter journey from the airport.

Even more handy for fans is the fact that Frankfurt's stadium has it's own dedicated public transport stop – take line S7, S8 or S9 to Frankfurt Stadion, the tram to 21 Stadion or the bus to 61 Stadion.

Frankfurt Euro 2024 matches

17/06: Belgium vs Slovakia 
: Denmark vs England
: Switzerland vs Germany 
: Slovakia vs Romania 
: Round of 16 – 1F vs 3A/B/C

Cologne – RheinEnergieStadion

Cologne Stadium
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Cologne's RhineEnergieStadion has actually been in its current location since 1923, and the general shape and design of the stadium has not changed all that much since.

When you look at it from the outside, it really does look like a bit of a gladiator arena, with its sharp-square borders and impressive structures all around.

This is home to Bundesliga side FC Koln. Just like the other Euro 2024 stadiums, the RhineEnergieStadion did receive a bit of a cash injection back in 1975, which led to the modern design that we see today.

With a 43,000 capacity for this tournament, the stadium formerly known as the Müngersdorfer has been named host for the German Women's Cup final this year.

The RhineEnergieStadion is little bit further out from the airport and central station than the previous two grounds in this guide, however there will be a free passenger ferry service between the old town and Cologne Deutz running during the tournament.

Cologne EURO 2024 matches

15/06: Hungary vs Switzerland 
: Scotland vs Switzerland 
: Belgium vs Romania 
: England vs Slovenia (21:00)
: Round of 16 – 1B vs 3A/D/E/F (21:00)

Berlin – Olympiastadion

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Given that Berlin is the capital of Germany, it should come as no surprise that it is also home to one of the most impressive Euro 2024 stadiums.

The Olympiastadion will hold 71,000 fans for Euro 2024 matches, and has already proved its quality as a venue many times, not least when it hosted the World Cup Final in 2006 and the Champions League final in 2015.

It's no surprise then, that this venue has selected to host the Euro 2024 final, given its pedigree as an elite sporting venue.

Hertha Berlin play their home matches inside this historic venue that was constructed for the Olympic Games back in 1936.

Berlin has become a trendy city to visit since its unification back in 1990,  and as you would expect, transport links here are excellent.

The central train stadion (Hauptbahnhof) has many international routes and will have visitors arriving here from all over Europe to support their teams. Ticket holders for a game at the Olympiastadion will also be entitled to a free 36 Hour Travel Pass for the entire Berlin-Brandenburg network.

Berlin EURO 2024 matches

15/06: Spain vs Croatia
21/06: Poland vs Austria
25/06: Netherlands vs Austria 
: Round of 16 – 2A vs 2B
06/07: Quarter-final
14/07: Final

Munich – Allianz Arena

Allianz Arena
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Home to Bayern Munich, this is one of the more modern Euro 2024 grounds that you will see in Germany. Having opening in 2005 alongside a price tag of €340 million, this stadium is also the second-largest in Germany.

This is another venue that has hosted a Champions League Final (2012) and is perhaps the most recognisable of all the Euro 2024 stadiums.

The Allianz Arena will host a semi-final in the upcoming tournament, as well as the opening game when Germany will take on Scotland.

In terms of getting around the city, the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, tram and bus system is the cheapest and most efficient way to travel with the stadium served by U-Bahn station U6 at Fröttmaning.

Munich Euro 2024 matches

14/06: Germany vs Scotland 
: Romania vs Ukraine 
Slovenia vs Serbia 
: Denmark vs Serbia 
: Round of 16 – 1E vs 3A/B/C/D
09/07: Semi-final

Dortmund – Signal Iduna Park

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Home of Borussia Dortmund and the famous Yellow Wall, the ground known best as the Westfalenstadion is on many groundhopper's must visit lists.

With a capacity for this tournament of 62,000, it's certainly a Euro 2024 stadium to look out for. In the past, this ground hosted the 2001 UEFA Cup final between Liverpool and Deportivo Alavés.

Dortmund will join Munich as a semi-final venue, before the final in Berlin.

In terms of getting to the stadium, Dortmund central station is just a few minutes' walk from the city centre and an artificial lawn will be set up to guide fans from the station along the Fan Zone Friedensplatz up to either the stadium or the Public Viewing area.

Dortmund Euro 2024 matches

15/06: Italy vs Albania 

18/06: Türkiye vs Georgia 
: Türkiye vs Portugal 
: France vs Poland
: Round of 16 – 1A vs 2C
10/07: Semi-final

Gelsenkirchen – Veltins-Arena

Arena Aufschalke
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Also known as the Arena AufSchalke, this impressive 50,000 capacity stadium features a retractable roof and slide-out pitch.

England fans may not want to remember when Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning penalty for Portugal in the 2006 World Cup, but that match was held at this stadium in Gelsenkirchen as well as the 2004 Champions League final.

And as you might imagine, such an impressive design doesn't come without a significant investment. FC Schalke 04 opened the stadium in 2001, with the total cost to build coming in at €191 million.

The nearest airport to this stadium is Düsseldorf, and it only takes 35 minutes by public transport to reach Gelsenkirchen central station. From there, fans can catch a connection to the stadium which will only take 15-20 minutes.

Gelsenkirchen Euro 2024 matches

16/06: Serbia vs England 
: Spain vs Italy 
: Georgia vs Portugal (21:00)
: Round of 16 – 1C vs 3D/E/F

Dusseldorf – Merkur Spiel-Arena

Merkur Spiel Arena
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The Merkur Spiel-Arena – also known as the Düsseldorf Arena – was not one of the venues used in the 2006 World Cup, but has hosted several international matches in the past. 

Construction of the stadium began in 2002 and was completed in 2004 for a total cost of €240 million. It was built to replace the former Rheinstadion at the same site near the river Rhine.

The high level of investment in the facilities means this stadium features a retractable roof, as well as a heating system that makes hosting year-round events possible throughout the year.

As well as having hosted three  Wladimir Klitschko World Heavyweight Championship boxing bouts, in January 2024 this arena set a world attendance record for handball with the game between Germany and Switzerland attracting 53,586 spectators.

For Euro 2024, this stadium will house 47,000 fans, and for those that travel to Düsseldorf, it's worth knowing that there are over 250 beer houses in the city!

Both Düsseldorf airport and the central station are just 25 minutes from the stadium via public transport, and there are many pedestrianised streets, making this a very walkable city. 

Düsseldorf Euro 2024 matches

17/06: Austria vs France 
: Slovakia vs Ukraine 
: Albania vs Spain
: Round of 16 – 2D vs 2E
06/07: Quarter-final

Hamburg – Volksparkstadion

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Opened in 1953, the Volksparkstadion has a rich history in addition to being home to Hamburger SV.

This UEFA Category Four stadium has hosted matches in the 1974 World Cup, Euro 1988, the 2006 World Cup, as well as the 2010 Europa League Final.

The Volksparkstadion benefited from a significant upgrade in 2010, and will hold 49,000 fans in Euro 2024.

The stadium's nearest railway station is Stellingen railway station.

The station is on the S3 & S21 lines of the Hamburg S-Bahn and is also served from Schleswig-Holstein in the north by AKN railways. The stadium is 15-20 minutes from the station via public transport, and a free bus shuttle service is often provided when football matches are on from Stellingen railway station and from Othmarschen railway station to the stadium.

Hamburg Euro 2024 matches

16/06: Poland vs Netherlands 
: Croatia vs Albania 
: Georgia vs Czechia 
: Czechia vs Türkiye 
: Quarter-final

Stuttgart – MHP Arena

Mercedes Benz Arena
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The history of car manufacturing is all around you in Stuttgart. This stadium – formerly named the Mercedes Benz Arena – was recently renamed the MHP Arena to mark its association with Porsche and is also located on Mercedesstraße.

Opened in 1993, this ground has undergone several redevelopments and has hosted games at the 1974 World Cup, the Euro 1988, and the 2006 World Cup as well as two European Cup Finals in 1959 and 1988.

For this tournament, there will be a capacity of 55,000 with the Stuttgart central station just 20 minutes away by public transport.

Stuttgart has one of the most extensive public transport networks in the whole of Germany. During Euro 2024, selected U-Bahn and S-Bahnlines will run every 10 minutes during the day and operate from 04:30 to 01:30.

Stuttgart Euro 2024 matches

16/06: Slovenia vs Denmark 
: Germany vs Hungary
: Scotland vs Hungary 
: Ukraine vs Belgium 
: Quarter-final

Chloe Digby

An experienced freelance football writer, editor and podcaster, Chloe has worked for Forbes, the Guardian, the BBC, Mundial Magazine, FourFourTwo Magazine the iPaper, OneFootball, Tortoise Media and many more. Chloe has been a regular at Stockport County since 1995 and also follows Fiorentina. She is an expert on fan culture, having traveled all over England and Italy watching football.

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