It is almost time again for one of the biggest events in Europe: UEFA EURO 2024. This year the football tournament is hosted by Germany. And with six games set to be played in Berlin, the city is preparing all sorts of fun events around the matches.

If you are visiting Berlin between 14 June and 14 July 2024, you won’t be able to escape EURO 2024. Berlin is a great place to enjoy football and explore. Read on for top things to do in Berlin during EURO 2024 and what you should know about the tournament itself!

UEFA EURO 2024 facts & figures

When is EURO 2024? UEFA EURO 2024 is set to take place in Germany from 14 June till 14 July 2024.

What city’s in Germany will host matches during EURO 2024? There will be matches in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Dortmund, Cologne, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen, Leipzig and Stuttgart.

How many countries fight for the trophy? A total of 24 countries play in the tournament.

What EURO 2024 matches are in Berlin? There will be six matches in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, including three Group stage games, one Round of 16 match, a Quarter Final and the actual Final. On 15 June, Spain take on Croatia; on the 21st Poland faces Austria; and on 26 June the Netherlands will play Austria.

On match days especially, you can be sure to find signs of the tournament everywhere, including lots of football fans dressed in their country’s colours. Over the course of the tournament, 2.5 million football fans from across Europe are expected to cheer on their team in Berlin. One place where you will be sure to find lots of fans, will be in the biggest Fan Zone the world has ever seen.

UEFA EURO 2024 Location: Berlin

EURO 2024 events in Berlin

There will be two Fan Zones in Berlin throughout the tournament. The biggest is the Brandenburg Gate Fan Zone, which will be the longest in the world. It will run from the Brandenburg Gate, through via the Straße des 17. Juni, through Tiergarten to Große Queerallee. The Brandenburg Gate itself will become the world's largest football goal, and it will be used as a massive screen to show matches.

This Fan Zone will be admission free, so everyone can join the party. Throughout the tournament there will be a pop-up park in front of the gate with green grass covering the square. There will also be concerts in the Fan Zone, and an open-air cinema.

The second Fan Zone in Berlin is the Fan Zone Platz der Republik, in front of the Reichstag building. Here, too, you can watch all 51 matches of the tournament for free. There will also be performances, DJ sets, concerts and exhibitions, as a special programme has been created together with many Berlin cultural institutions.

A change of schedule

It is impossible to organise an event like EURO 2024 without it impacting regular operations in the city. For instance, due to the locations of the Fan Zones, City Sightseeing Berlin cannot access two of its regular stops. The stops at the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag will temporarily be replaced with a stop in front of Madame Tussauds Berlin.

Of course, Madame Tussauds Berlin features some of the world's most famous football players. Amongst the renowned players you can meet here, you’ll find French star player Kylian Mbappé, 2022 World Cup winner Lionel Messi, current German super star Joshua Kimmich, and several others. This, of course, means that booking a combi ticket for the City Sightseeing bus and Madame Tussauds during the tournament just makes sense.

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When football gets you hot visit the Berlin Icebar to cool down

The Berlin Icebar is one of the attractions in the city that offers a special deal to celebrate EURO 2024. The fan meeting point on Alexanderplatz is just around the corner from the Icebar, making a visit to the bar easy and fun. Their special deal gives you the option of either an extra free cocktail or a free GoPhoto.

At the Berlin Icebar, you will travel back in time to the late 19th century, to hop on a ship to explore the Arctic. Before you travel to the Arctic, you can enjoy a free drink in the tavern. After you put on a warm coat and gloves, you will enter the Icebar, where it is a constant -10° C.

There you will find yourself surrounded by ice. From polar bears to statues of and rowing boars, everything is made of ice. Even the glasses from which you can drink two more included drinks are made from ice!

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