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Euro 2024 Travel Guide: Leipzig

Leipzig will open its doors to thousands of visitors this summer as it stages several high-profile 2024 European Championship fixtures.

Besides its role in staging Euro 2024, Leipzig boasts a rich history and architectural hallmarks waiting to be explored.

If you plan to visit Leipzig this summer, we have all the essential information you need to ensure a memorable stay.

Euro 2024 Fixtures in Leipzig

  • Tuesday, June 18 – Group F – Portugal vs Czechia
  • Friday, June 21 – Group D – Netherlands vs France
  • Monday, June 24 – Group B – Croatia vs Italy
  • Tuesday, July 2 – Round of 16

Euro 2024 Stadium in Leipzig

The Red Bull Arena is the smallest stadium at Euro 2024, but it’s not the least impressive by any stretch of the imagination.

Featuring a state-of-the-art roof, the stadium was rebuilt within the historic Zentralstadion’s shell, which was the biggest stadium in the former East Germany

Football fans may recognise the stadium from countless RB Leipzig Champions League matches gracing their television screens on European nights.

The stadium also hosted five matches during the 2006 World Cup.

Euro 2024 Leipzig Fan Zone

Leipzig’s Augustusplatz will become a Euro 2024 fan haven this summer. The square has served locals as a meeting place for decades and is just a short stroll from the stadium.

Augustusplatz is a vibrant festival zone surrounded by stunning architecture and popular attractions.

Fans are welcome to watch all the tournament action on massive screens and also enjoy an array of sporting and cultural activities.

The Top Accommodation in Leipzig

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

The Best Bars in Leipzig

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

The Best Restaurants in Leipzig

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

Travelling in Leipzig

Leipzig is pedestrian-friendly, with plenty of shortcuts and traffic-free zones. Many must-see gems are conveniently close together, making walking a delightful way to soak up the atmosphere.

However, trains offer a faster and more convenient way to get around the city. Leipzig ticket holders also get a 36-hour Travel Pass, which allows fans to cover a vast area surrounding the city at no additional cost.

You can use the DB Navigator app to check for potential delays, platform numbers, and other travel information.

Places to Visit in Leipzig

Despite the extensive modernisation, Leipzig’s history remains a focal point for visitors.

History fanatics won’t want to miss the ‘Runde Ecke’ museum, housed in the old Stasi headquarters.

Nature lovers can also explore Germany’s oldest botanical garden, boasting over 7,000 plant varieties. It also houses one of Europe’s most modern zoos.

Topping off the historical highlights is the ‘Volkerschlachtdenkmal’, a 300-foot monument commemorating Napoleon’s defeat at the 1813 Battle of Leipzig.

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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