Ten German Cities Will Host EURO 2024 Matches

Germany will serve as the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) host for this year’s European Football Championships (EURO 2024). The 51 games will be played in ten venues or EURO 2024 host cities. In turn, the venues have been divided into clusters for good measure.

What are the 10 German Cities Hosting EURO 2024?

Here are the 10 EURO 2024 host cities. They’re not only football stadium cities. They’re major tourist destinations in Germany.

  1. Berlin: Berlin is the capital of Germany. It is also the country’s largest city. It’s known for its vibrant cultural scene and exceptional range of landmarks.
  2. Hamburg: Hamburg is one of Germany’s three city-states along with Berlin and Bremen (not part of the 10 EURO 2024 venues). As a tourist location, it’s famous for its vibrant music scene and various clubs.
  3. Leipzig: Leipzig is another German city boasting of a rich musical heritage since it’s the birthplace of Richard Wagner and where Mahler and Bach worked.
  4. Dortmund: Dortmund is a city in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia area. It’s also where the soccer team of Borussia Dortmund FC hails from.
  5. Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf is known as Germany’s Milan. It’s filled with 800 fashion showrooms and a host of fashion shows every year.
  6. Frankfurt: Frankfurt is the home of the German sausage. In other words, this is Germany’s sausage center, with them producing all sorts of high-grade frankfurters.
  7. Gelsenkirchen: From a tiny village in 1150 to Germany’s 25th most populous city, Gelsenkirchen serves as the home of Schalke 04 FC.
  8. Cologne: Cologne is an ancient 2,000-year-old city spanning the Rhine River. It’s the region’s cultural hub and its twin-spired Cologne Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also famous for Museum Ludwig and its modern art pieces.
  9. Munich: As Bavaria’s capital, Munich is home to 100-year-old buildings and older as well as museums galore. It’s most famous for its annual Oktoberfest celebration as well as its popular beer halls, including Hofbräuhaus (a beer hall founded in 1589).
  10. Stuttgart: Stuttgart is the capital of the Baden-Württemberg state. It is Germany’s manufacturing city. Both Porsche and Mercedes-Ben have museums and headquarters there along with many factories.

What are the 3 Clusters for the 10 EURO 2024 Venues?

The three clusters are as follows. Frankfurt will be part of both the West and South clusters due to its size and how its territory covers both.

• North or Northeast: Three of the EURO 2024 host cities are covered here, which are Leipzig, Hamburg, and Berlin.
• West: The West is the largest cluster and covers five of the EURO 2024 host cities. They include Gelsenkirchen, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Dortmund.
• South: The South cluster covers three of the EURO 2024 host cities—Stuttgart, Munich, and Frankfurt (again).

The cluster system ensures that fan and team travel is minimized during the group stage of the EURO 2024 tournament, leading to shorter travel distances between venues by train and bus within Germany.