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Dusseldorf Euro 2024: Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your Trip

Dusseldorf is a vibrant, quirky city (the sixth largest in Germany), that’s preparing to welcome the thousands of fans from around the world set to visit for the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament later this year. Located on the bank of the Rhine, Dusseldorf is home to gorgeous city parks, amazing architecture, famous museums, and the Konigsallee, which is widely regarded as Europe’s most luxurious shopping street, not to mention the region’s famous Altbier, the hugely popular fermented beer that’s brewed in the city itself.

If you’re planning on visiting Dusseldorf to enjoy one or more of the Euro 2024 matches, be sure to build enough time into your schedule to take in the city’s sights, sounds, and tastes. And paying a visit to the official fan zones to enjoy the wonderful, communal atmosphere as well as the range of events and activities on offer is also a must. Ready to find out everything you need to know about traveling to Dusseldorf for Euro 2024? Great! Let’s dive in.

Euro 2024 Dusseldorf Matches

The city is gearing up to host five of the UEFA Euro 2024 matches, all of which will be held at the Dusseldorf Arena, which is home to the team Fortuna Dusseldorf.

  • June 17th, 2024 Austria vs. France
  • 21st June 2024 Slovakia vs. Playoff Winner B
  • 24th June, 2024 Albania vs. Spain
  • July 1st, 2024 Group D Runner-Up vs. Group E Runner-Up
  • July 6th, 2024 Quarter-Final

If you’ve not been lucky enough to secure tickets for a match, there is still a chance to get your hands on some – you’ll find more information on how to do so below.

How Can I Get a Ticket for Euro 2024 Dusseldorf?

In January 2024, UEFA ran a lottery to allocate Euro 2024 tickets to those who applied for them. All those whose names were lucky enough to come out of the ‘hat’ have now been informed. If you weren’t fortunate enough to get a ticket, don’t worry; your Euro 2024 dream may not be over yet! An official resale platform will be launched by UEFA in March 2024, giving fans another opportunity to buy tickets for the tournament.

Wondering what you can expect to pay for Euro 2024 tickets? For group-stage matches, you’ll pay from 30€ a ticket, from 50€  for the Round of Sixteen stage, from 60€ for the quarter-final matches, and from 80€ for the semi-finals. Expect to shell out from 90€  for a ticket to the Euro 2024 final – although a prime seat will cost around 2,000€.

The Dusseldorf Arena

As well as being the home of the football team Fortuna Dusseldorf, the Dusseldorf Arena regularly hosts a variety of major events, such as concerts, American football games, and boxing matches. It was also the venue of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, as a result of Germany’s victorious 2010 entry ‘Satellite’ by Lena. With a matchday capacity of 47,000 and a retractable roof, the arena is the perfect venue for the Euro 2024 Dusseldorf matches. 

Getting to the Venue

Getting to the Dusseldorf Arena is extremely easy via public transport, and this option is highly recommended, as there will be only very limited public parking available on matchday.  These paid parking spaces must be booked and paid for in advance – details of how to go about doing this will be sent to ticket holders ahead of time.

All match ticket holders will be entitled to a free 36-hour Travel Pass that can be used on the entire VRR and VRS public transport network. The pass will be valid from 6 am on each matchday until 6 pm the following day.

The stadium gates will open three hours before kick-off on each matchday. 

Dusseldorf Stadium Rules

Become familiar with the venue’s rules before heading to the match to ensure your trip runs as smoothly and stress-free as possible.  It’s important to have a valid form of ID with you on matchday. Only bags smaller than A4 size and power banks no larger than your phone will be allowed in the stadium. Professional cameras are also prohibited. Cane umbrellas aren’t allowed to be taken into the venue, but it’s ok to take a small, collapsible umbrella.

Like all the Euro 2024 venues, Dusseldorf Arena is strictly non-smoking, and this includes the use of e-cigarettes. You can find a link to the full stadium rules on the UEFA website.

Euro 2024 Dusseldorf Fan Zones

The excitement of the Euro 2024 tournament isn’t confined to the arena – fan zones will pop up throughout Dusseldorf, offering supporters from around the world the opportunity to gather together to enjoy a vibrant, inclusive, fun atmosphere.

The Fan Zone Schauspielhaus will overlook the state theatre, one of the most iconic buildings in the city. The theatre’s facade will be lit up and become the backdrop for performances by local artists, who will give a range of stunning musical and theatrical performances. The play Faith. Love. Football. – which has been specially commissioned for the Euro 2024 tournament – will premiere at the end of May and be performed at this fan zone regularly throughout the tournament. This fan zone will be open every day from June 14th to July 14th, 2024.

The centrally-located Fan Zone Burgplatz is the place to head to watch all of the Euro 2024 tournaments on the big screen in the company of hundreds of other fans. As well as the match screening, there will also be a range of cultural performances and musical concerts taking place, as well as plenty of fun interactive activities to get involved in. This fan zone will also be open daily from June 14th to July 14th, 2024.

Public screening of the Euro 2024 matches will also be on offer at Rheinufer, where the views of the Rhine Tower, state parliament building, and Rhinenie Bridge will make for an unforgettable backdrop against which to enjoy the games. Here, all the matches in which Germany will play will be shown, as well as all those played at Dusseldorf Arena.

Special Events Taking Place in Dusseldorf for Euro 2024

As well as the above fan zones and public screening locations, Dusseldorf is set to host a range of special events to mark the Euro 2024 tournament and celebrate its teams, fans, and unique atmosphere.

11 Walls 

Urban art meets football, with eleven murals commissioned to be created by local artists in each of the Euro 2024 host cities, including Dusseldorf. Excitingly, pop-up concerts will regularly take place atop each of these installations throughout the tournament.

Kickin’ Beats European DJ Sessions 

Taking place in the NWR Forum and the Theater Museum in Dusseldorf, each session is designed to honour football as part of popular culture and celebrate sport as a positive, unifying force. Cultural diversity and peaceful co-existence will be the overarching theme of these events.

Konami, the Football Dance 

Check out performance group La Fleur as they present an exploration of the interconnected themes of football, popular culture, and migration, as well as the dreams (and realities) of success and fame at the Forum Freies Theater in Dusseldorf. The troupe will incorporate personal experiences into their performances, weaving real-life stories into each dance.

Stadium of Dreams 

Head to the Bertha von Suttner Plaza, where the culture of every country that has qualified for the Euro 2024 tournament will be celebrated, including their art, music, literature, sport, and cuisine. The events will be organised by civilians and volunteers and will also celebrate the unique culture and vibe of Dusseldorf itself.

Deals and Discounts for Euro 2024

Euro 2024 ticket holders can take advantage of the fantastic public transport special offers and discounts to save money, have a stress-free trip (without worries about things like parking), and enjoy more sustainable travel.

As well as being eligible for a 36-Hour Travel Pass to use on public transport, ticket holders will have access to discounted national and international train fares. The DB Ticket Euro 2024 can be used for train travel within Germany, while the Interrail Pass Euro 2024 offers discounted train travel across the whole of Europe. So wherever you’ll be coming from, if you’re a Euro 2024 ticket holder, you’ll find it easy to travel between and within each of the German host cities.

How to Connect with Other Fans in Dusseldorf for Euro 2024

If you are traveling to a sports events solo, such as to watch the Euro 2024 tournament matches, you may be keen to know how best to connect with like-minded fans on your travels. Heading to Dusseldorf’s official fan zones and viewing areas is a great way to meet people and make new friends in a vibrant, inclusive atmosphere.

It’s a really good idea to learn some German before you head off on your adventure. Even just a few key greetings and phrases can help you better connect with potential new pals. Plus, learning even the basics of the language is sure to be appreciated by the shopkeepers, bar staff, waiting staff, stadium officials, and others you’re likely to meet during your stay.

Where Can I Get Official UEFA Merchandise in Dusseldorf?

Great merchandise – whether it’s an official UEFA football or a team strip – can be a wonderful memento of your exciting Euro 2024 trip and may even be a good investment. Official merchandise, if kept in pristine or unopened condition, often increases in value over time.

But what’s the best way to get your hands on some official UEFA Euro 2024 merchandise? To get kitted out before your trip, head to the UEFA website to browse and select from a range of official tournament gear – many large high-street sports retailers also sell official UEFA Euro 2024 products, too. And on matchday itself? Take a look at vendors within the stadium to see a selection of official products, any of which could make a fantastic souvenir and reminder of the tournament.

Get Set to Kick Off Your Euro 2024 Dusseldorf Adventure!

The Euro 2024 host city, Dusseldorf, promises to be a magical destination for the football fans who’ll be flocking here for the tournament. As well as enjoying the atmosphere and facilities in the fantastic Dusseldorf Arena, the official fan zones and viewing areas set to pop up throughout the city will bring the festival atmosphere out of the venue and into the streets themselves.

If you are traveling for Euro 2024, use the guide above to help prepare for your trip and plan your stay in this most eclectic of German cities. Be sure to leave enough time in your schedule to enjoy the city’s thriving art, music, and culture scene, and consider learning some basic German to help make new connections during your adventure. Gute Reise!