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Where to stay in Germany this summer as Euro 2024 kicks off

Simon Calder’s Travel

Running from mid-June to mid-July, this summer’s Euro 2024 is taking place in Germany. With matches being held in ten different stadiums, fans will be travelling to some of the country’s most popular cities, as well as some unsung gems. The opening game will be in Munich and the final in Berlin, while the England squad will first walk out in Gelsenkirchen, a place known for its home club and industrial heritage.

For all the host cities, it’s a chance to show off their local landmarks, lifestyle and lager – note the recent warning from the UK Foreign Office about the strength of German beer – while they welcome guests from around the world. If you’re planning on joining the party, here are our hotel recommendations for each city. They reflect different budgets, not-to-miss parts of town and proximity to the stadiums and public viewing areas. And at time of writing, all have availability over the key dates.


Berlin will host the final of Euro 2024, with the vibrant capital known for attracting year-round visitors (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Germany’s vibrant capital attracts visitors all year round thanks to its captivating history, diverse cultural offerings and ever-evolving neighbourhoods – not to mention its hard-to-beat nightlife which will continue long after the final whistle. Matches will be held at the impressive Olympiastadion, built for the 1936 summer Olympics, while fan zones will be found at two iconic landmarks: the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag.

Where to stay

The Circus Hotel is a popular boutique hotel with a rooftop honesty bar in Berlin-Mitte and it makes an excellent base for exploring the whole city. The hotel also has a hostel and apartments nearby.