12 June, 2024

Top things to do in Berlin during UEFA EURO 2024

If you're planning a visit to Berlin between June 14 and July 14, 2024, you're in for a treat! The UEFA EURO 2024 tournament will dominate the city's atmosphere, making it an exciting time to explore Berlin. Here's a guide to the top things to do in Berlin during this football frenzy and key information about the tournament itself.

EURO 2024

EURO 2024 matches in Berlin

UEFA EURO 2024 will be held in Germany from June 14 to July 14, 2024, with matches in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Dortmund, Cologne, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen, Leipzig, and Stuttgart.

Berlin's iconic Olympic Stadium will host six exciting matches. This includes three group stage games, one round of 16 match, a quarter-final, and the grand final.

The tournament’s excitement in Berlin will be divided into two Fan Zones:

Brandenburg Gate Fan Zone: The largest Fan Zone will stretch from the Brandenburg Gate through the Straße des 17. Juni, via Tiergarten, to Große Queerallee. Admission is free, and the area will feature concerts, an open-air cinema, and a pop-up park with green grass.

Brandenburger Tor Fanzone
Brandenburger Tor Fanzone

Fan Zone Platz der Republik: Located in front of the Reichstag building, this Fan Zone will also offer free access to watch all 51 matches of the tournament. It will host performances, DJ sets, concerts, and exhibitions, showcasing a special program in collaboration with various Berlin cultural institutions.

EURO 2024 events

Berlin will transform into a football paradise, offering fans a unique public viewing experience with an extensive Fan Zone and various Host City events, including the world's largest football goal and a temporary artificial lawn at the Brandenburg Gate.

The FUSSBALLKULTURSOMMER festival will blend Berlin's rich art and cultural scene with the football festivities. Enjoy concerts, performances, DJ sets, workshops, and more across the city. The Brandenburg Gate will be a central hub for these activities, promising a special program for the four-week football tournament.

Football experiences with popular Berlin activities

Explore Berlin’s football history with a guided walking tour by Original Berlin Walks. Learn fascinating facts about the sport in the capital and visit key locations tied to its history.

Dive deeper into football history at the Deutschlandmuseum, where you can relive the "summer fairytale" of 2006. This museum offers a detailed look at Germany’s football successes and memorable moments.

A visit to the Olympic Stadium, a EURO 2024 venue, is a must. This iconic stadium has hosted numerous historic events and offers tours that give you behind-the-scenes access. Capture memorable football moments with photos at these locations.

Olympic Stadium Berlin
Olympic Stadium Berlin

Combine your football adventure with a visit to the Berlin Icebar, near Alexanderplatz. The Icebar offers a special deal during UEFA EURO 2024, including three free drinks with a special ticket and the choice of a EURO Cup Cocktail or a free GoPhoto. Experience the Icebar's unique -10°C environment, surrounded by ice sculptures and ice glasses, making it an excellent place to cool down after an exciting match.

Berlin Icebar
Berlin Icebar

To get around the city conveniently, consider the City Sightseeing hop-on-hop-off bus tour. This tour allows you to explore Berlin's top attractions at your own pace. However, due to the Fan Zones, City Sightseeing Berlin cannot access its usual stops at the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. Instead, a temporary stop will be in front of Madame Tussauds Berlin.

Madame Tussauds Berlin features wax figures of some of the world's most famous football players, including Manuel Neuer, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé, and Joshua Kimmich. Booking a combi ticket for the City Sightseeing bus and Madame Tussauds during the tournament is a great way to experience both attractions. This allows you to seamlessly combine sightseeing with an immersive football experience.

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