Berlin Euro 2024 Special

Euro 2024 Berlin: Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Your Trip

Euro 2024 Berlin is where some of the most exciting football matches of next year will take place. With the countdown to the tournament well and truly begun, fans are already planning their trip to the German capital and thinking about travel arrangements.

If you’ll be traveling for Euro 2024, knowing some key things about the city, stadium, and transport options will help you get the very most out of your trip – and even save some money along the way too. We’ve got everything you need to know below, from the best cost-effective accommodation options to where to find the official Fan Zones.

Berlin as a Host City

Berlin is an official host city of the UEFA European Football Championship in the summer of 2024 and will see six of the tournament’s matches played at the city’s Olympiastadion – including the final. Around 2.5 million fans are expected to descend on the German capital, keen to experience both the thrills and spills of the tournament and the city’s vibrant atmosphere and rich cultural heritage.

Berlin has fantastic form when it comes to hosting major football tournaments. The city hosted the 2006 FIFA World Cup final between Italy and France, cementing its place in German football culture.

Event Dates and Venues

The most important thing you need to know is the date and venue of the matches! Here are all the details:

DatesMatches
June 15, 2024Spain vs Croatia
June 21, 2024Playoff Winner A vs Austria
June 25, 2024Netherlands vs Austria
June 29, 2024Second place winner of Group A vs second place winner of Group A
July 6, 2024Quarterfinal
July 14, 2024Final

The Stadium – Olympiastadion

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The Euro 2024 matches in Berlin will be held at the Olympiastadion. Home to the team Hertha Berlin and with a matchday capacity of 71,000, the stadium gates will open three hours before the kick-off of each game. It’s important to note that there is no public parking available, but there are great public transport links to the Olympiastadion throughout Berlin and its surrounds.

The venue was initially built for the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and has been the host of every German Cup Final since 1985.

Tips for the Stadium

In terms of rules, there are several important things to be aware of on match day. Bags that are larger than A4 size will not be permitted inside the stadium, and only small power banks (no larger than a phone) can be carried. A valid form of ID must be carried by all of those coming to the stadium to watch a match, and cane umbrellas and professional cameras are not permitted – small, fully collapsible umbrellas are okay, though.

Banners or flags that are a maximum of 2m x 1.5m and flagpoles that are a maximum of 1m long and 1cm in diameter may be brought into the stadium

As with all the other Euro 2024 venues, the Olympiastadion is smoke-free, and this extends to e-cigarettes and similar. Should you require assistance, or it’s an emergency, reach out to the nearest steward, volunteer, or first responder who will help you.

Ticketing Information and Prices

All Euro 2024 tickets have now been released by UEFA and sold. However, UEFA has stated that it’ll launch a tickets resale platform in Spring 2024, once the play-off matches have concluded. Tickets sold cost between $30 and $1,000 each, depending on the round and category, although resale prices could vary widely. All tickets are mobile tickets.

March 2024 Update

Tickets listed on the ReSale Platform are sold out for now. There will be another round soon. We will keep you updated. For more information, please visit UEFA’s Euro 2024 ticketing page.

Hospitality tickets for Euro 2024 are still available and can be purchased directly from UEFA’s official provider. Prices start at $1,250 per person.

What Should I Do If I Don’t Have a Ticket But Want to Watch the Match?

It may be tempting to head to the Olympiastadion, even if you don’t have a match day ticket, to soak up the atmosphere outside the venue. However, the official advice is not to do this. Instead, non-ticket-holders should head to one of the Euro 2024 Berlin Fan Zones, where they will be able to enjoy all the action on big screens, for free, with crowds of fellow football fans. 

Plus, there will be plenty of entertainment to enjoy in these zones.

Berlin Fan Zones and Special Events for Euro 2024

  • Brandenburg Gate

There is huge excitement about the Fan Zones that will be popping up in the city in time for the Euro 2024 tournament. The Brandenburg Gate is to be transformed into the world’s biggest football goal – and inside it will be a vast video screen, broadcasting all the action to the fans. A cultural program taking place on two stages forms part of the schedule, and this Fan Zone will be home to the world’s biggest fan pub!

  • Straße des 17. Juni Boulevard

The Straße des 17. Juni Boulevard will get a makeover too. The street will morph into a giant pop-up park where Berliners and football fans from all over the globe can gather for a massive outdoor party! There will be plenty of large screens and vendors selling an array of delicious food and drinks.

  • Brandenburger Tor

Check out the Fan Zone at Brandenburger Tor for the opportunity to watch matches on mega screens in the company of thousands of other fans cheering for their favorite team. Concerts will be held here too and amid all that action, the area can be used for picnicking or simply chill out on non-event days. And the best bit? Entry to all of the Fan Zones is entirely free!

As well as these official Fan Zones, UEFA, and the Berlin State Department will be organizing a diverse range of memorable and fun events across the whole of the city that will take place throughout the tournament.

Special Transportation Deals for Euro 2024

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Euro 2024 ticket-holders will have access to a 36 Hour Travel Pass that allows the bearer to travel on public transport for free on match day. Ticket holders will also be eligible for discounted international and national train tickets. These tickets can be purchased from January 17, 2024. Children up to the age of five always travel free.

DB Tickets EURO 2024 allows for train travel throughout Germany. The special fares on offer mean that ticket holders will pay just €39.90 and €29.90 for a first and second-class one-way ticket, respectively. Up to two tickets may be purchased per Euro 2024 match ticket, making up the journey to and from the host city. There are also lots of options in Berlin in terms of cost-effective accommodation. 

Accommodation near Euro 2024 venues

All of the accommodation options below are both cost-effective and boast easy public transport links to the Olympiastadion.

Michelberger, Friedrichshain

This contemporary converted factory is home to a mix of self-catering rooms and apartments, each boasting individual fittings and a cozy yet ultra-cool vibe. There’s an organic restaurant on-site, too. Prices start at just £87 for a double room.

Mercure Berlin Wittenbergplatz

Located in Berlin’s Schoeneberg district, this hotel offers rooms for as little as £65 a night. The Brandenburg Gate – with its spectacular Fan Zone – is just 3km away, with Tegel Airport an easy 7km drive. All rooms feature flat-screen TVs, and some even have a balcony.

Grimms Hotel, Potsdamer Platz

With custom-made fairytale wallpaper and bright furnishings in each room, Grimms Hotel is a wonderfully eclectic, and very cost-effective – to stay if you’re traveling for Euro 2024. As well as breakfast, the airy on-site restaurant serves a tempting range of regional and international dishes for lunch and dinner. A room here costs from £89 per night.

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Hotel-Pension Funk, Kurfurstendamm

A charming guesthouse with rooms from just £66 a night, the Hotel-Pension Funk is in a great location for exploring Berlin’s vibrant western districts. The hotel has a distinctly pre-war aesthetic, with the rooms featuring vintage armchairs and armoires and plenty of Art-Deco-style lampshades and tables.

Circus Hostel, Rosenthaler Platz

An extremely popular hostel, this option offers super cost-effective accommodation. A bed in a dorm costs €19, a single room starts from €56, and doubles and twins from €75. Designed to be a home-from-home for travelers, this hostel aims to warmly welcome guests from around the world.

Euro 2024 Official Merchandise Berlin

There will also be plenty of official Euro 2024 merchandise in Berlin on sale at each of the match venues, so you’ll be able to pick up a keepsake to remind you of the unforgettable atmosphere.

Street Foods to Try around Olympiastadion or Fan Zones

When you plan to catch a Euro 2024 game, trying out some of the local delicacies is a must. This might surprise you, but the kebab was invented in Berlin in the early 1970s, and the city remains well-known for its delicious flatbreads stuffed with meat that’s been cooked on skewers, salad, and sauce. There’s also a wide array of vegetarian and vegan kebabs on offer, too.

Or how about trying some currywurst? Whether this dish was invented in Berlin or Hamburg is open to debate, but the fact that it’s delicious is in no doubt. Never heard of it before? Currywurst is made of sliced German sausage covered in a sauce of ketchup mixed with curry powder. It’s a staple of German street food.

The local beer is definitely worth sampling, too. Berliner Weisse is a bubbly and slightly acidic beer that’s made of a blend of barley malt and wheat and then fermented in the bottle. Usually served with a dash of woodruff or raspberry syrup, this beer is especially refreshing in the summer – so is perfect for your Euro 2024 post-match celebrations!

There are plenty of food kiosks inside the Olympiastadion and scattered throughout the city’s official Euro 2024 Fan Zones, offering a range of contemporary and traditional German street foods like the delicious options above.

Euro 2024 Berlin: Host City Extraordinaire

As home to the Olympiastadion, the largest of the Euro 2024 venues, and the stadium where the final match will be played, Berlin is the jewel in the crown of the host cities. Berlin is a lively, dynamic destination in its own right, and the Euro 2024 Berlin Fan Zones and the range of special events taking place throughout the city mean that it’s the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere of the tournament. Use the guide above to make sure you don’t miss a second of the action, either on or off the pitch.