What a great honor - the opening match of UEFA EURO 2024 will take place in Munich! Find out more about the opening match in Munich, the match schedule, the dates and how to get tickets. An unforgettable stay is guaranteed during the big football festival in Munich.
The European Football Championship 2024 will be held in Germany for the first time since 1988. It will actually be the first European Football Championship in Germany since reunification! The tournament kicks off in Munich on 14 June and the final will be played in Berlin's Olympic Stadium on 14 July 2024.
We remember: Italy were the European champions at UEFA EURO 2020, which was not held until 2021 due to Covid but kept its name. So next year, the question will be which European team has the power to replace the reigning European champions.
In addition to the opening match with the German national team, three further preliminary round matches, a round of 16 match and a semi-final will take place in Munich at FC Bayern's home stadium. The ticket draw has already taken place. Phase two of ticket sales started on December 2 after the group draw. All information on ticket sales can be found on the UEFA website. All information on ticket sales can be found on the UEFA website.
The dates for the matches have already been set, so you can already make a note of them in your diary. The European Championship kicks off on 14 June at 9 pm with the DFB team's match against against Scotland in Munich's Football Arena. The group stage will then run from 14 to 26 June. The winners of the round of 16 will be determined between 29 June and 2 July. Only four teams will remain after the quarter-finals from 5 to 6 July. And finally, the semi-finals on 9 and 10 July will decide who goes through to the final on 14 July in Berlin's Olympic Stadium.
In addition to Munich, nine other German cities and their large stadiums will host UEFA EURO 2024: Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Cologne, Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart and Frankfurt.
Germany - Scotland
Romania - Play-off winner B
Slovenia - Serbia
Denmark - Serbia
Round of 16
With its infrastructure and hospitality, Munich is ideally placed to welcome football fans from all over the world and give them a wonderful time in Munich. This was demonstrated during the “Sommermärchen“ (summer fairytale) of the 2006 World Cup, when a marvellous international festival was celebrated here for almost four weeks in the best weather and the best atmosphere. The Fußball Arena München (Munich Football Arena) with its magnificent air-cushion architecture by Herzog and de Meuron was completed just in time for the 2006 World Cup. Its outer skin, usually illuminated in the red of FC Bayern, marks the entrance to the football city of Munich from the north.
Munich is home to football, one of the best teams in the world, FC Bayern regularly celebrates its successes here in the heart of the city on Marienplatz and receives ovations from its many fans on the balcony of Munich's Neues Rathaus (City Hall). There is a high probability that FC Bayern players will be nominated for the German 2024 European Championship squad.
Munich also has another traditional team, the TSV 1860 (the “Lions“). They are based in Munich's Giesing district and still have their own cult stadium, the Grünwalder Stadion. For years, both teams played in Munich's legendary Olympiastadion.
During the football-free period, you can really enjoy yourself in Munich. Whether it's typical Bavarian food, sightseeing or even a trip to the wonderful Alpine foothills, fans have countless options for things to do in and around Munich during the football-free period. It's best to plan a few more days!