Euro 2024 - European Championship Matches in Berlin

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The Ball is Round Travel Notes: World Football: European Football: Euro 2024 - Berlin.

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Berlin hosts three group matches, a Round of 16 game, a quarter-final and the Euro 2024 Final.

Euro 2024 Host Cities

Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart.

Visiting Berlin

Where to Stay in Berlin.

Weather in Berlin.

Top Attractions in Berlin

If you ask ChatGPT just about any popular travel destination is a vibrant city with a rich history and diverse culture, but Berlin really is.

Whether you're interested in history, art, culture, or simply exploring a new place for the weekend, Berlin has something for everyone.

Berlin Highlights

Berlin Wall Memorial

Explore the remnants of the Berlin Wall and learn about the city's divided history.

Brandenburg Gate

The current structure of the Brandenburg Gate was built from 1788 to 1791 by orders of King Frederick William II of Prussia, based on designs by the royal architect Carl Gotthard Langhans.

The gate was erected on the site of a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to Brandenburg an der Havel, the former capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg.

Symbolising the reunification of Germany, this 18th-century neoclassical monument is what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris; without the views.

It is made of sandstone and features a bronze sculpture of a quadriga, a chariot drawn by four horses, crowning the gate.

Checkpoint Charlie

Visit this famous crossing point between East and West Berlin, complete with a museum.

Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, officially known as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, is a significant place of remembrance and commemoration for the up to six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Museums and Galleries

Berlinische Galerie

A modern art museum featuring works from Berlin artists.

DDR Museum

Experience everyday life in East Germany through interactive exhibits.

Jewish Museum

Discover the history and culture of Jews in Germany.

Museum Island

Home to several world-class museums, including the Pergamon Museum and the Altes Museum.

Cultural Attractions

Berlin Philharmonic

Enjoy a concert at one of the world's leading orchestras.

East Side Gallery

An open-air gallery featuring murals painted directly on remnants of the Berlin Wall.

Kreuzberg

A multicultural neighbourhood known for its vibrant street art, diverse cuisine, and lively nightlife.

Tempelhofer Feld

A former airport turned public park, Tempelhof is perfect for a relaxing day out.

Parks and Recreation

Grunewald Forest

Ideal for hiking and nature walks, offering a peaceful escape from the city.

Tiergarten

Berlin's largest and most popular park, great for a leisurely walk or picnic.

Treptowerark

Home to the impressive Soviet War Memorial and a beautiful riverside setting.

Shopping and Dining

Berlin Cuisine

Don't miss trying the simple local favourites like Currywurst, Döner Kebab, and Berliner Pfannkuchen.

Hackescher Markt

A trendy area with unique shops, galleries, and cafes.

Kurfürstendamm (Ku'damm)

A major shopping avenue with high-end boutiques and department stores.

Markthalle Neun

A vibrant market hall offering delicious street food and local produce.

The Nightlife in Berlin

Berghain

One of the world's most famous nightclubs, known for its techno music and unique atmosphere.

Clärchens Ballhaus

A historic dance hall offering a variety of music and dance events.

Simon-Dach-Straße

A lively street in Friedrichshain filled with bars, clubs, and restaurants.

Tips for Visitors to Berlin

Public Transport

Berlin has an extensive and efficient public transportation system, including buses, trams, U-Bahn (subway), and S-Bahn (suburban trains).

A Berlin Welcome Card can provide unlimited travel and discounts to many attractions.

Euro 2024 - European Championship Matches in Berlin

The Ball is Round Euro 2024 Group Stage Matches

Saturday, 15th June

Group B

 Travel to Spain Spain 3-0 Croatia Travel to Croatia

With nearly thirty minutes without a goal, Alvaro Morata silenced the doubters with the first for Spain.

A few minutes later, Fabián Ruiz doubled Spain's lead; just when Croatia thought they might have a chance do something in Berlin.

Just before half-time, Croatia's lead-legged defenders left the ball for their goalkeeper, only to see a lively Dani Carvajal slip through low and stun them; for Spain's third goal in less than twenty minutes.

Bruno Petković had the chance to pull one back for Croatia, ten minutes from time, but his penalty was saved.

Friday, 21st June

Group D

Travel to Poland Poland 1-3 Austria Travel to Austria

Gernot Trauner nodded Austria ahead in the ninth minute.

Poland pulled one back in Berlin, through former Hertha Berlin player Krzysztof Piątek, on the half-hour.

Then in the second half, Christoph Baumgartner gave Austria the lead in the 66th minute and Marko Arnautović rounded the Austrian waltz off with a 78th minute penalty.

Tuesday, 25th June

Group D

Travel to Holland Netherlands 2-3 Austria Travel to Austria

Austria took the lead in the sixth minute, when a desperate Donyell Malen slid a low cross from Alexander Prass into his own net.

Netherlands pulled level early in the second half; Liverpools's Cody Gakpo the scorer.

Austria restored their lead when Romano Schmid burried his header into the bottom corner three minutes before the hour. Cue substitutions.

Memphis Depay brought Netherlands level fifteen minutes from time, only for Marcel Sabitzer to give Austria the advantage again; five minutes later.

A deserved victory for Austria, who finish top of the group.

Knockout Stage - The Road to Berlin.

Euro 2024 Round of 16

Saturday, 29th June

Travel to Switzerland Switzerland 2-0 Italy Travel to Italy

A nice roar from the Swiss fans to get things going in Berlin and Remo Freuler repaid them in the 37th minute, to put Italy behind for the fourth time in this tournament.

Within thirty seconds of the second half, Switzerland doubled their lead. Ruben Vargas made sure he beat the Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, by curling the ball into the top corner.

To Düsseldorf for the quarter-final.

Euro 2024 Quarter-finals

Saturday, 6th July

Travel to Holland Netherlands 2-1 Türkiye Travel to Turkey

Turkey took the lead in the 35th minute when Samet Akaydin rose to head home at the far post.

Dutch fans had to wait until deep into the second half for a comeback; thanks to a Stefan de Vrij header in the 70th minute.

Netherlands were given the lead six minutes later when Mert Müldür bundled a shot from Cody Gakpo into his own net.

The only quarter-final not to require extra-time.

To Dortmund for the semi-final.

Euro 2024 Final

Sunday, 14th July

Travel to Spain Spain  2-1 England Travel to England

The teams went in even at half-time, but Spain were soon in front after the break; Yamal threading a ball through for Nico Williams to score from the left in the 47th minute.

Ollie Watkins came on for Harry Kane on the hour and Cole Palmer for Kobbie Mainoo, ten minutes later. Within a few minutes, Cole Palmer showed great composure and levelled the score.

Then a substitution worked for Spain, as Mikel Oyarzabal met Marc Cucurella's low cross into the box and fired past Pickford.

Ivan Toney was brought on for Phil Foden, as a last throw of the dice.

In the last minute, Olmo headed Guéhi's header off the line to crown Spain as European Champions.

Another European final loss for England, and still no club or country trophy for Harry Kane.

The Ball is Round Euro 2024 Host Cities

Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart.

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