Published on : Thursday, June 2, 2016
If you enjoy cheering on your favourite team(s) in a welcoming atmosphere with other football-mad people, then a trip to the home country of the world champions from 10 June onwards is just the ticket.
During the European Football Championship, the games of the German national team, the Nationalelf, as well as those of other countries are shown live. Countless venues ranging in size from bars and beer gardens to stadiums and festival grounds create a fantastic atmosphere for watching a game.
One of the most spectacular places to watch a match is the Fanmeile in Berlin that stretches for more than two kilometres from the Victory Column to Brandenburg Gate. All games of the Nationalelf are shown live, and food stalls and giant screens make for an unforgettable footballing experience that will have you cheering and partying.
Cheering on your team and chilling out
Away from the hustle and bustle of the Fanmeile, Germany’s capital offers many other opportunities to watch the football in public. You could visit Haubentaucher, a new party and events venue by the river Spree, or chill out on Captains Beach, to the east of Berlin’s city centre, where you can enjoy a barbecue, a pool, palm trees and the sand between your toes.
If you still haven’t had your fill of the beautiful game after Euro 2016, then a trip along the German Football Route will be right up your street. The 800km scenic route from Aachen to Bielefeld takes you to locations in North Rhine-Westphalia where national and international footballing history was made. One of the stages on the route takes you to the German Football Museum. Open throughout the year, its innovative and interactive exhibitions bring footballing history to life in a fun and stimulating way. Here the Germans’ favourite sport provides cultural entertainment for all the family.