Euro 2024: Germany's stadiums set to host the European Football Championship

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A total of 10 arenas will host matches during the summer showpiece event

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    Berlin

    The capital. Always proud of multiculturalism. Wasn't a host at the 1988 European Championships, but was the venue of the World Cup final in 1974 and 2006. Since the summer tournament twelve years ago, the area has served as a major football events pilgrimage for millions of fans after stopping at the Brandenburg Gate during the day. Plagued by the love-hate relationship of Hertha BSC supporters, the Olympiastadion is seldom sold out. Stadium: Olympiastadion (Total seat capacity: 74,461)

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    Munich

    The heart and home of Bavaria. At the 1974 World Cup and the European Championship in 1988, matches were still played in Munich's Olympic Stadium, and both times the stadium hosted the final. Forty-four years ago, Franz Beckenbauer and Co. won the World Cup (2-1) against the Netherlands, and 14 years later, the Oranje won its only title thanks to Marco van Basten's goal against the Soviet Union (2-0). The 2006 World Cup started in the Allianz Arena when the German team defeated Costa Rica 4-2 in the opening match. Stadium: Allianz Arena (70,076)

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    Dusseldorf

    According to its own statement, has the "longest bar in the world" and welcomes guests from all over the world in the Old Town. Describes itself as a sports city, but failed in the effort to host the Olympic Games in 2012. Entertains a love-hate relationship with Cologne. During the promotion of Fortuna in 2012, was the scene of a peaceful pitch invasion, which then occupied the stadium. Stadium: Merku Spiel-Arena (51,031)

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    Stuttgart

    Swabian city. Stuttgart is a mixture between narrow-mindedness and thinking big, but the city has long since transformed the prejudices into pride. They can do anything except speak without their dialect. At the 1974 World Cup and the 1988 Euros, the Italian visitors gave the Neckarstadion southern flair. In 2006, the hosts were there in third-place match against Portugal (3-1). And when VfB plays in Cannstatt, more than 50,000 regularly come to the stadium. Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Arena (54.697)

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    Cologne

    A city on the Rhine, dominated by the cathedral. The largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia impresses with diversity, warmth, openness, love of life - the Cologne resident loves the city, the carnival and the football club, even if FC Koln now plays in the second division. And the Cologne residents are pleased about visitors. The Müngersdorfer Stadion was a project for the 1974 World Cup, but was not finished in time. Thus, the big oval 'only' hosted the European Championship in 1988. After the turn of the millennium, the RheinEnergie Stadium was built as a pure football arena. Four group stage games and a round of sixteen match took place West of Cologne during the World Cup 2006. Stadium: RheinEnergieStadion (49.827)

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    Hamburg

    A pearl in the north. Impressive because of its location on the Elbe and Alster, the city describes itself as a gateway to the world because of its harbour. Hamburg's attractions include the chic downtown as well as the dazzling Reeperbahn nightlife. Also the Volksparkstadion, where now only second division football is played, can be seen. The now modernized arena was already the venue for the 1974 World Cup and the European Championships in 1988. During 2006, five games took place in Hamburg. Stadium: Volksparkstadion (52,245)

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    Leipzig

    Boomtown in the east. With a lot of history, the city attracts many tourists and is the center of a business location. Wanted the 2012 Olympic Games, but failed significantly. The modernised stadium was already a venue of the World Cup in 2006. The city put much emphasis on the preservation of the unique construction of the old central stadium. Stadium: Red Bull Arena (49,539)

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    Dortmund

    Football-crazy city in the metropolitan area of Rhine-Ruhr. In addition to Essen and Duisburg, one of the three major economic and commercial centers of the Ruhr area. Home to Borussia Dortmund and the famous Yellow Wall. Was a host of the World Cup in 1974 and a 2006 venue. Twelve years ago, the German summer fairytale ended here in the semi-final against Italy. Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (65,849)

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    Gelsenkirchen

    In the middle of the Ruhr. Once the "City of 1000 Fires", with its numerous mines which made it a center of coal extraction. After, there were big problems with structural change. Often comes in last place in city rankings - thanks to consistently high unemployment. The Parkstadion venue hosted at the 1974 World Cup and the 1988 European Championships. The Veltins Arena, opened in 2001, saw the 2006 World Cup and the 2004 Champions League final. Stadium: Veltins Arena (54,740)

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    Frankfurt

    Banking city. Location of the largest airport in Germany. Because of this, fans of Eintracht Frankfurt sing that the city is "in the center of Europe". Venue at the European Championships in 1988 and the World Cup in 1974 and 2006. Home of the DFB, which will build its €150 million academy on the grounds of the former racecourse by the beginning of 2021. Stadium: Commerzbank Arena (48,387)