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Euro 2024 Travel Guide: Cologne

A city steeped in history and renowned for its impressive cathedral, Cologne is also gearing up to host several 2024 European Championship fixtures.

Cologne is one of ten host cities for the tournament and is set to welcome an influx of football fans eager to experience the beautiful game and the city’s infectious energy.

The tournament also offers the city a chance to showcase its vibrant culture, historical landmarks, and undeniable charm to an international audience.

Euro 2024 Fixtures in Cologne

  • Saturday, June 15 – Group A – Hungary vs Switzerland
  • Wednesday, June 19 – Group A – Scotland vs Switzerland
  • Saturday, June 22 – Group E – Belgium vs Romania
  • Tuesday, June 25 – Group C – England vs Slovenia
  • Sunday, June 30 – Round of 16

Euro 2024 Stadium in Cologne

The RheinEnergieStadion, popularly known as the Cologne Stadium, is generally known for being the home ground of Bundesliga club 1. FC Koln.

The impressive arena has hosted numerous sporting events and concerts featuring global music stars such as Pink, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd.

Euro 2024 Cologne Fan Zone

In addition to the Cologne Stadium, there are other central locations in the city where fans from across Europe can assemble throughout Euro 2024.

The Altstadt (Old Town) will come alive with a ‘Football Village’. Games will be broadcast live, creating a vibrant atmosphere throughout the tournament.

The Tanzbrunnen entertainment area in Deutz will be the primary location for public screening, captivating fans with an immersive football experience.

The Top Accommodation in Cologne

These are some of Trip Advisor’s best options for accommodation that suit every budget:

The Best Bars in Cologne

According to Trip Advisor, these are the top-rated bars in Cologne:

The Best Restaurants in Cologne

These are Trip Advisor’s best places to eat in Cologne:

Travelling in Cologne

Train travel is the most convenient way to get around Cologne and explore the surrounding region.

The city has fantastic train connections to all Euro 2024 host cities and major international travel hubs, including Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels.

Ticket holders for games in Cologne get a free 36-hour travel pass that extends far beyond the city borders, allowing visitors to discover the entire region by public transport at no additional cost.

The DB Navigator app is a useful tool to check for potential delays, platform numbers and other travel information.

Places to Visit in Cologne

Cologne offers a wonderful cultural life and great museums, such as the German Sports & Olympic Museum.

The cathedral is also an architectural wonder and is the most visited landmark in Germany. The Gothic masterpiece houses unique treasures such as the shrine of the Three Kings.

For a special Euro 2024 festival experience, supporters can pitch their tent at the Fan Camp in Cologne’s Jugendpark.

The lively community camp nestled beside the scenic Public Viewing Tanzbrunnen on the River Rhine promises an unforgettable experience with fellow fans from across the globe.

You can see our travel guides for all Euro 2024 host cities here, or follow the links below for more information about the 2024 European Championship in Germany.

Euro 2024 Links

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