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Euro 2024 Travel Guide: Gelsenkirchen

Boasting a reputation as an industrial town deep in the Ruhr Valley, Gelsenkirchen will host several 2024 European Championship fixtures this summer.

The city, which is widely regarded as the engine room of Germany’s post-war recovery, is a place of great historical significance.

Exploring this city promises an intriguing experience, and we have all the important information you need to ensure a memorable stay.

Euro 2024 Fixtures in Gelsenkirchen

  • Sunday, June 16 – Group C – Serbia vs England
  • Thursday, June 20 – Group B – Spain vs Italy
  • Wednesday, June 26 – Group F – Georgia vs Portugal
  • Sunday, June 30 – Round of 16

Euro 2024 Stadium in Gelsenkirchen

Joining the ranks of other cutting-edge stadiums for Euro 2024, the Arena AufSchalke boasts a truly innovative design.

The stadium, which has a retractable roof and a moving pitch, opened in 2001 as the home of FC Schalke 04.

This allows the stadium to seamlessly transform for any event – from a football match to a live music concert.

Euro 2024 Gelsenkirchen Fan Zone

Euro 2024 will breathe new life into Gelsenkirchen’s Nordsternpark this summer. The former coal mine will host the Fan Zone.

Public viewing will take place in the park’s stunning amphitheatre which has staged numerous major music concerts.


The Top Accommodation in Gelsenkirchen

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

The Best Bars in Gelsenkirchen

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

The Best Restaurants in Gelsenkirchen

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

Travelling in Gelsenkirchen

Gelsenkirchen station is located in the heart of the city, and a comprehensive public transport network ensures smooth sailing wherever you travel.

Euro 2024 ticket holders are entitled to a 36-hour travel pass. This allows fans to discover the entire region at no additional cost.

Use the DB Navigator app to check for travel information such as potential delays and platform numbers.

Places to Visit in Gelsenkirchen

Gelsenkirchen is proud of its industrial heritage.

Event halls and ice-skating rinks have been created from old refineries, while former rail tracks have been remodelled into scenic cycling routes.

For a truly exhilarating sight, head north of the city. A testament to Gelsenkirchen’s rich history beyond coal lies ‘Haus Luttinghoff’ – a moated castle.

The castle is surrounded by 300-year-old oak trees and is Gelsenkirchen’s oldest historic monument.

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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