The highlights of the tournament in Munich

EURO diary to look back: This is what the UEFA EURO 2024 in Munich was like

EURO 2024 took place in Germany from June 14 to July 14. In Munich, a colorful supporting program was offered throughout the city around the six matches in the arena. You can read all the highlights from the host city of Munich in our EURO diary!

Collage EURO 2024 in München
Anette Göttlicher

July 15: The day after in Munich - UEFA EURO 2024 is over

The European Championship is history! Spain has been crowned European champion. But we were all winners too: in Munich, we not only experienced six matches, including the semi-final involving the eventual champions, but also celebrated an exuberant football party for 31 days. Over 700,000 fans from all over the world visited the Fan Zone in the Olympic Park. Countless others enjoyed the city and the supporting program ranging from street activation to light art. We say thank you for an unforgettable summer of football. You can read about and relive the best moments here in the European Championship diary.

Best of: The UEFA EURO 2024 in Munich

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Hans-Jochen-Vogel-Platz closed on July 15/16

For safety reasons, Hans-Jochen-Vogel-Platz will be closed on Monday and Tuesday due to dismantling work in the Fan Zone and construction work for a run - it will not be possible to cross the square.

July 14: Spain is European champion - and also celebrates in Munich

Spanische Fans beim Public Viewing des EM-Finals in der Fan Zone
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Spanish party in Munich! One last time, the Fan Zone in the Olympic Park was filled to capacity with 25,000 fans from Munich and all over Europe to watch the UEFA EURO 2024 final between Spain and England. And what a football thriller it was once again! Cole Palmer equalized the Spanish lead through Nico Williams before Mikel Oyarzabal scored the decisive goal shortly before the end to give the Spaniards their fourth European Championship title. The Spanish fans, who were in the majority in the Munich Fan Zone, then turned the Olympic Park into a party zone.

The furious final proved once again what the most important thing about this EURO was: you! Over 650,000 people visited the Fan Zone and made the European Championship summer in Munich unforgettable. The last day of the European Championships ended with a big fireworks display, and with it the last day in the Fan Zone. Thanks to everyone who joined in the celebrations! And to everyone who helped!

The big closing fireworks display in the Fan Zone

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Pure party: Spain is European champion!

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Concerts before the public viewing in the fan zone

Anette Göttlicher

Before the European Championship final, a great concert program with the Go Sing Choir and Münchener Freiheit entertained the audience. The Bavarian Police Orchestra kicked things off with the Bavarian Defilier March, songs by Michael Jackson and film music from Star Wars.

The open pop choir Go Sing Choir practiced the Metallica song "Nothing Else Matters" with hundreds of throats - everyone was allowed to join in! The polyphonic choir was accompanied by the string quartet Paranormal String Quartet, which took part in the other songs "Major Tom" by Peter Schilling and the encore "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay.

The Afro Buzz project makes Munich's cultural diversity visible: the artists from the Black community around rapper Waseem played African drum and rap music and showed African fashion.

"So lang' man Träume noch leben kann" or "Ohne Dich" - with these hits, Münchener Freiheit made themselves immortal in the late 80s - and thrilled the crowd with their classics on the lake stage in the Fan Zone.

Münchener Freiheit delights with „Ohne Dich"

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The Go Sing Choir is „völlig losgelöst"

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Best of Fan Zone

We met the man who looked after Fan Service and Fan Zone behind the scenes at Host City Munich - see our somewhat wistful look back at the best scenes from 31 days of Fan Zone:

Best of Fan Zone in the Olympic Park

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On the final Sunday: competition with #hockdiher and Albärt

Maskottchen Albärt und Menschen aus ganz Europa an der #hockdiher Begegnungsbank
Anette Göttlicher

You could win the grand finale of the Spectacular campaign #hockdiher, for which the Host City Munich set up six benches of the encounter throughout the city for UEFA EURO 2024! 

All information and conditions of participation can be found in the following link:

Mascot Albärt at the #hockdiher bench one last time

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Who is actually organizing the EURO in Munich?

We placed our #hockdiher bench in the HCOC (Host City Operation Center) and put the people on it who are organizing this EURO together, ensuring security and mobility and making sure everything runs smoothly so that fans and visitors can have great fun. Clear the stage for our colleagues - from the press office to the police to the KVR:

The colleagues at the HCOC introduce themselves

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July 13: Positive first European Championship summary for Host City Munich

Now that the six Munich matches are over, Host City München and are taking stock of the European Championship with the most important data and figures relating to the tournament.

Over 650,000 visitors have already visited the Fan Zone (as of Thursday, July 11). The best attended match was the quarter-final between the German national team and Spain on July 5. The capacity of the public viewing area was expanded once again for this match, so that a total of 53,000 people were able to watch the game in the Fan Zone and the Olympic Stadium.

On the first three of six Munich match days alone, around half a million out-of-town visitors came to the city, ensuring hotel occupancy and tourist value creation far above average.

In addition, the web and social media content relating to the UEFA EURO on and the @muenchen accounts in the social networks achieved record reach with over 500,000 page views and over 36 million views of the numerous EURO videos.


Supporting program in Munich

Experience a varied program around the UEFA EURO 2024 in Munich in the Fan Zone in the Olympic Park, at ten Munich squares at the Street Activation and at the six meeting benches throughout the city!

Saturday with concerts

To get in the mood for tomorrow's final day, a radio station organized a music program in the Fan Zone Olympiapark on July 13. There were fireworks at the end.

  •     14:00 - Iggi Kelly (Pop)
  •     17:30 - Welshly Arms (Rock & Blues)
  •     19:00 - DA F.U.N.K. Kids Show
  •     20:45 - Fast Boy (Dance Music)
  •     21:55 - Fireworks over the Olympiapark

Come to the DingDangDöng finale at Haderner Stern and Köşk

The DingDangDöng art festival turns up the heat for the finale this Friday: From 4 p.m., a final parade with live music by the Express Brass Band will start at the Haderner Stern from the Guardini90 cultural center. From 6 p.m., the party continues at the Köşk cultural center in Schillerstraße, not far from the main train station, with DJ sets, workshops and concerts by Cosmica Bandida and Soft Violet. You can also see the exhibition Freistoß 1884, which focuses on colonialism and soccer, at Köşk until Sunday. Take a look! 

DingDangDöng Finale mit der Express Brass Band

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July 11: Thank you, volunteers! Recognition for the 1,600 volunteers

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Minister President Markus Söder thanked the 1,600 volunteers who worked in the host city of Munich during the European Championships with a large reception in the Hofgarten on Thursday. "We are so proud of you. What you have done is sensational," said Söder, praising the volunteers. "The volunteers have helped to give guests from all over the world, from Europe, from all countries, a good picture of Germany and, above all, of Bavaria. We are very grateful for that." 

Bavaria's Minister President also had words of praise for the Host City Munich: "It was a great fit. The cooperation between the state and the city worked well and I would say that Munich was one of the most beautiful locations in the whole of Germany." Tournament Director Philipp Lahm was also present at the reception, and the Minister President also thanked him in his speech.

Overall, what impressed Söder about the European Championship was "that the fans got on so well. There were many fans from all over Europe and everyone celebrated together. I also liked the fact that our German fans joined in and continued to celebrate even after the elimination. That also shows such an atmosphere: that there is a desire to simply send a nice signal of togetherness even in difficult times."

In the evening, the volunteers were able to celebrate themselves once again to the tune of the European Championship earworm par excellence, but see for yourself:

Gigantic atmosphere at the volunteers party

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Impressions of the reception in front of the State Chancellery

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Host City Ambassador Ka Lehmann donates 5000 euros twice

Scheckübergabe von Ka Lehmann an das Projekt Mädchen an den Ball
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Check handover from Ka Lehmann to the project Girls on the Ball

The Open Disability Work - Protestant in the Munich Region (OBA) and the "Girls on the Ball" project of the BIKU e.V. association are delighted to receive a donation from Kathrin "Ka" Lehmann. The host city ambassador presented both organizations with a check for 5,000 euros in the fan zone in Munich's Olympic Park. The donation is part of Katrin Lehmann's expense allowance and the contractual agreement with the host city of Munich.

The OBA wants to use Ka Lehmann's donation to revive its inclusive soccer tournaments. The donation for "Girls on the Ball" was presented as part of a soccer tournament with around 130 young female players aged 6 to 16 on the soccer court of the UEFA EURO Fan Zone in Munich's Olympic Park in cooperation with the Bavarian Football Association (BFV).

Ka Lehmann überreicht den Spendenscheck

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Behind the Scenes: How the Host City Operations Center works

A major event like the European Championship doesn't run by itself. The Host City Operations Center (HCOC) in Munich is the hub for communication behind it. In addition to the coordination circles of the Fan Zone and the Arena as well as the police and fire brigade staff, the colleagues in the HCOC ensure that the EURO runs safely and smoothly for you and our guests from all over Europe.

Andy Ströbl, the overall project manager of EURO 2024 in the Host City Munich, takes you behind the scenes in the video:

A look into the Host City Operations Center

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July 10: English fans celebrate in the Fan Zone

Jubel in der Fan Zone
Gunnar Jans

England fans celebrated in the Fan Zone at the end: England will follow Spain into the final on Sunday at 9pm in Berlin, which will of course be broadcast on all three screens in the Fan Zone. The team led by captain Harry Kane, who scored the equalizer with a penalty in the meantime, defeated the Netherlands 2:1. Before the public viewing, there was a musical concert program with electrorap by Willmann and reggae-ska beats by the Munich band Jamaram, among others.

It's coming home! This is how the English fans cheer

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The Light Art at the New Town Hall was so beautiful

For the last matchday in Munich, the New Town Hall on Marienplatz was lit up in the colors of the semi-final participants Spain and France. The spectacular light show for the EURO lasted over three hours and was a very popular photo motif on the balmy summer evening.

Impressions of the spectacular light show at Marienplatz

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Spain celebrate after a furious last Munich match of the European Championship

Spanischer Jubel in der Fan Zone
Anette Göttlicher

2:1 victory against France and "Vamos a Berlin!": The jubilation of the Spanish fans, who were clearly in the majority at the public viewing, knew no bounds after the final whistle in the Munich Arena. The fans celebrated until the early hours of the morning.

How Spain is celebrating reaching the final

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Ka Lehmann tests the reusable system

During a visit to the Fan Zone, Ka Lehmann, ambassador of Host City Munich, was shown the reusable system in the Fan Zone. Laura Herzog, who is responsible for sustainability at the Olympic Park, explained to Ka Lehmann how the reusable system is received by visitors - before she handed over drinks cups and chip trays herself. "The drinks deposit has been tried and tested here at the Olympic Park for many years, and the chip trays are a further step towards sustainability," said Laura Herzog and also showed Ka Lehmann other sustainability components in the Fan Zone, such as drinking water dispensers, sun cream dispensers and the Fair Play Zone.

Das Mehrwegsystem im Video

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July 9: Spaniards celebrate after furious last Munich match of the European Championship

Spanische Fans jubeln beim EM-Halbfinale in der Fan Zone
Anette Göttlicher

What a grand finale! The last of six European Championship matches in Munich had it all: Spain and France had a spectacular clash in the semi-final in the Munich Football Arena, which also electrified the Fan Zone in the Olympic Park. The cheers of the Spanish fans, who clearly outnumbered the spectators at the public screening, knew no bounds when Spain beat France 2:1 to reach the final.

After Randal Kolo Muani gave France an early lead, 16-year-old prodigy Lamine Yamal scored a dream strike and Dani Olmo scored two goals within five minutes to put Spain into the final and send the "Furia Roja" fans in the Fan Zone into ecstasy.

The second finalist will be determined on Wednesday in the second semi-final between the Netherlands and England in Dortmund. Of course, you can also watch this match and the final on Sunday live in the Fan Zone with the best football atmosphere.

The guy with the saxophone rocks the Fan Zone

Saxophonist Andre Schnura während der EM in der Fan Zone München
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With his saxophone and Rudi Völler jersey, Andre Schnura aka "the guy with the saxophone" has been creating a party atmosphere all over the country throughout the European Championships and has become a social media phenomenon with over 700,000 followers on Instagram. Just like at the opening of the European Championships, Schnura was also at the start in the Fan Zone today and fired up the German, Spanish and French fans. In no time at all, the musician had a huge party crowd around him. But see for yourself:

Social star Andre Schnura brings the Fan Zone to a boil

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One last "Samba de Janeiro" from the saxophone man?

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Spanish and French fans celebrate before the match

Spanische Fans auf dem Marienplatz
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Who will make it to the European Championship final? Tonight, the first semi-final of EURO 2024 Spain vs. France (kick-off: 9 p.m.) will take place in the Munich Football Arena - Spanish and French fans have been meeting on Marienplatz and in the beer gardens in Munich city center since midday. At Marienplatz, the Münchner Kindl of the Spectacular becomes a meeting place: Spaniards and French sing happily and peacefully together.

A little further out, the Nockherberg is the first port of call for the French, while the Spaniards meet at the Augustiner-Keller. From there, fans with tickets are taken to the soccer arena by shuttle bus in the evening.

Marseillaise with Spanish trumpeter: Encounters at Spectacular

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Spanish-French party in the beer garden before the semi-final

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France fans celebrate with mascot

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Use the free drinking water fountains in the Fan Zone and at Stachus

In the summer heat, refreshment is good: and you can get it at the free drinking fountains in the Fan Zone and the city center. Munich's Host City Ambassador Ka Lehmann visited the new free drinking fountain at Stachus, which Munich won as part of the "A game - a drinking fountain" competition organized by the "a tip: tap" association and the Federal Ministry for the Environment. The best thing is that the drinking fountain will remain at Stachus after the European Championships and will enable all Munich residents and guests to enjoy a sustainable and free drink in the future.

More information on the Host City's commitment to sustainability


Ka Lehmann tests out the drinking water fountain at Stachus

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Street Activation on public places

Before the match the Munich squares will be transformed into small pop-up stages for street art for the last time. From freestyle football, BMX and breakdance to stilt theater and drum shows to bands that will make you dance: the program starts at 3 p.m.

Sport meets street art at Street Activation

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Chaos Circus Comedy Show by Fool Pool

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Country portraits of the guests in Munich

Deutsche und französische Fans feiern gemeinsam an der Münchner Fußball Arena
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Do you want to experience a piece of France in Munich – even away from the game? Then take a look at our country profile:

Of course, Munich also has a Spanish feel to offer. In our country profile you can read how Spanish Munich is:

July 8: Art by Munich kindergarten children for UEFA EURO 2024

Between the New Town Hall and the railroad construction site at Marienhof, you can currently marvel at an open-air exhibition on the noise barriers. Among other things, the colorful European Championship poster of the children from the municipal after-school care center on Rotbuchenstraße in Harlaching is currently hanging here. Under the guidance of artist Edith Kleinevoss, the kids have immortalized the mascot Albärt and the flags of the participating nations on their poster.

"I think it's important to do a lot of things together instead of against each other," says Victoria (9) from the Harlachinger Hort. "Football is our passion," says day nursery manager Doris Knopp - which is why they didn't hesitate for a second when it came to helping design the day nursery art project "My world and I" behind the New Town Hall. Theme: EURO 2024 and the motto "Fair play, tolerance and respect". Take a look!


How enthusiastic the children are about the art project

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BFV Soccer Court in the Fan Zone: Join in the daily program

Do you already know about the interesting offer of the Bavarian Football Association in the Fan Zone? There is always something going on at the soccer court and you can even meet celebrities there. Recently, for example, Tobias Schweinsteiger and Tim Walter stopped by at the coaches' day. Both were successful together as coaches of FC Bayern's second team.

Coaches’ Day with Tobias Schweinsteiger and Tim Walter

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Mayor Dieter Reiter on the European Championship atmosphere: "Even if you lose, you can still win"

Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz, Münchens Oberbürgermeister Dieter Reiter und Bundestrainer Julian Nagelsmann
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Words of praise after Germany's European Championship performances: Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter and national coach Julian Nagelsmann (from left to right)

The European Championship is over for the German team. On Friday, 53,000 fans watched the thrilling quarter-final between Germany and Spain at the public screening in the Fan Zone and in the Olympic Stadium. 26 million people in Germany watched the TV broadcast, ensuring an audience rating of 80 percent. They all witnessed a dramatic 1:2 after extra time, which shattered the dream of winning the European Championship title late on.

What remains is the great atmosphere that national coach Julian Nagelsmann's team sparked in the country with their unencumbered style of football. Nagelsmann praised his team after the bitter elimination for "having managed to wake up the country, which has fallen far too much into gloom and doom, and give it beautiful moments. I hope that this symbiosis between fans and team also takes place in normal society and that we realize that we can achieve more together as a society and not when everyone cooks their own soup. Together we are stronger, with your neighbor you are stronger than without."

Munich's Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter commented on Germany's tournament performance and its impact: "As bitter as last night and the elimination of the German team was, the way the team performed had an incredibly positive effect far beyond footall. Germany in a good mood, you could sum it up. And it's not over yet. A semi-final match will take place in Munich. And we can once again look forward to the many good-humored fans who have given our city a certain lightness in recent weeks. So even if this time it hasn't been the summer fairytale we had hoped for, the European Championship has already had a very positive effect so far. I hope that this cheerfulness and sense of togetherness continues throughout the country and I'm looking forward to the semi-finals and final. Even if you lose, you can still win ..."

Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz wrote on Instagram in the direction of the DFB team: "Fighting spirit, morale, passion: you have carried the enthusiasm for this home European Championship to the whole country with your performances and your team spirit. We are proud of you, dear DFB team! Congratulations to the Spanish team on reaching the semi-finals!"


The highlights of the coming days

The tension is mounting: will Germany make it to the European Championship semi-finals against Spain? The quarter-final match will take place in Stuttgart on July 5 at 6 p.m. - and the atmosphere will certainly be boiling at the public viewing in the Host City Munich fan zone in the Olympic Park! This will be followed by the second quarter-final match between Portugal and France from Hamburg at 9pm.

Both matches will also be broadcast in the Olympic Stadium.

In addition to the daily sports and match activities, the following program will be on offer:

  • 13:15 - 14:15: Roadstring Army
  • 14:30 - 15:00: Podcast live "Post saves"
  • 15:15 - 16:15: Diana Ezerex
  • 17:10 - 17:30: Vivo DJ (Top Shotta)

July 7: No Fan Zone today - time to say thank you

There is no program in the Fan Zone in the Olympic Park for the rainy match-free Sunday. Time to look back and say thank you for the great performances of the DFB team and the peacefully celebrating German and guest fans in the host city of Munich over the past few weeks! Here's to a great final week of the European Championships with the last Munich match in the semi-final between Spain and France on Tuesday evening!

Munich says thank you, German Football Team!

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50th anniversary of a great football moment in Munich

50 years ago today, on July 7, 1974, football history was made in Munich: In the Olympic Stadium, the Federal Republic of Germany with Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller and Wolfgang Overath met the Netherlands led by football genius Johan Cruyff in the World Cup final. Back then, Paul Breitner and Gerd Müller scored the DFB team to a 2:1 victory and Germany's second World Cup title.

What was it actually like with the trophy presentation? World champion goalkeeper Sepp Maier recalls in the documentary series in the Olympic Park to mark the anniversary: "Stanley Rous, the FIFA President at the time, presented the trophy to Franz Beckenbauer. Franz showed it to the people and the stadium. Then I said: 'I want it in my hand too', I got it and kissed it and so on. Then I gave it to Paul Breitner, because he was next to me, and then it went through all the hands."

And team-mate Uli Hoeneß? "I was certainly one of the last. Because I was always one of the last to arrive out of superstition, I can't imagine that I would have jumped the queue at the handover," said the honorary president of FC Bayern Munich.

Impressions of the 1974 World Cup final in Munich

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Discover the top 10 videos of the host city Munich for UEFA EURO 2024

Videos zur UEFA EURO 2024 auf dem muenchen-Instagram-Kanal

There were unique scenes full of emotion in Munich, and not just during the quarter-finals. Discover the ten most popular videos from the European Championships in Munich, from German cheers in the fan zone to a sea of Orange people and the opening ceremony with a Scottish twist. Or take a look at the numerous other videos about the European Championships and the packed supporting program in Munich!

See the top 10 here

Joys and pains in the fan zone

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Drama in the fan zone again on Saturday

Türkische Fans beim Public Viewing in der Fan Zone München
Gunnar Jans

The football Saturday began as Friday ended: with a dramatic penalty shoot-out. In the early game of the day, England held their nerve against Switzerland from the spot to book their semi-final ticket. In the late game, the numerous Turkish fans at the public screening of the match against the Netherlands already had victory in sight. However, a late Oranje brace shattered Turkey's dreams of reaching the semi-finals.

Get active yourself on the playing field at the Fan Zone

You don't just want to watch the public screening in the Fan Zone, but also stay active yourself? Then take a look at the FreizeitSport playground of the Department of Education and Sport! Children will also find great opportunities to let off steam here.

What you can experience at FreizeitSport in the Fan Zone

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July 5th: Fan Zone mourns: Germany out, Spain against France in Munich semi-final

Spanische Fans in der Fan Zone München
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Spanish fans were able to cheer in the Fan Zone after reaching the semi-finals

The dream of winning the title came to a dramatic end for the German fans in the Fan Zone in Munich. In the quarter-final between Spain and Germany, Florian Wirtz equalized Dani Olmo's Spanish goal in the last minute of normal time, causing ecstasy in the Olympiapark. However, Mikel Merino provided the shock moment for the German fans with a header in the 119th minute. Germany were eliminated after losing 2-1 to the Iberians after extra time, while Spain were the first teams to reach the semi-finals in Munich next Tuesday.

The Germany match was followed by the second quarter-final, Portugal v France from Hamburg, which was only decided in a penalty shoot-out. The French kept their nerve there, converting all the penalties and thus completing the semi-final between Spain and France next Tuesday in the Munich Arena.

Last-minute equalizer! The fan zone goes crazy

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Fan Zone celebrating even before kick-off

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July 4: Inclusion Day in the Fan Zone

Siegerehrung beim FußballFreundeCup zum Inklusionstag in der Fan Zone
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Soccer is for everyone! You could also experience this in the Fan Zone on Thursday. At the Bavarian Football Association's big Inclusion Day with the Sepp Herberger Foundation, the Soccer Court of the Fan Zone in the Olympic Park was dedicated to inclusive soccer activities. For example, frame football with walking aids, soccer for the blind or amputee soccer. Everyone plays in the Munich Fan Zone!

The FußballFreundeCup, the tournament for everyone on Inclusion Day, was won by 1. SC Gröbenzell, with FC Español München coming second. There was great jubilation at the award ceremony when Anna Schaffelhuber-Kaiser (8-time gold medal winner at the Winter Paralympics) as Bavarian Ambassador of Sport and Heidi Beckenbauer for the Franz Beckenbauer Foundation, among others, presented the medals.


Soccer is for everyone: Video from Inclusion Day

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Take part in the Fan Zone survey

Have you already been to the public viewing in the Fan Zone Munich and are already of legal age? Host City Munich would like to know how you liked it there. If you take part in the survey, you have the chance to win an official European Championship jersey. The survey only takes about 5 minutes.

Dance and music in the Fan Zone

On the lake stage on Thursday, there was also an inclusive concert and dance program into the evening with an inclusive band, performances and synth-pop by Lauraine. Afterwards, Bukahara played rousing world music (during a wonderful sunset!).

Re-Live: Bukahara on the lake stage of the Fan Zone

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#hockdiher: On the meeting bench with Albärt

Maskottchen Albärt und Menschen aus ganz Europa an der #hockdiher Begegnungsbank
Anette Göttlicher

#hockdiher: Six benches in the European Championship colours invite people to meet up during EURO 2024 in Munich under this motto. Fans from all over Europe will come together here. One bench is located in the fan zone, from where fans have a great view over the lake stage. EURO mascot Albärt has made himself available there for selfies and visitors have immortalised themselves on Instagram with the cuddly teddy bear. Take a look and take some photos, maybe you'll meet some German or Spanish fans there tomorrow. Tag us @muenchen and use the hashtag #hockdiher.


A #hockdiher with Albärt is so funny

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A look behind the scenes: MucAware is there for you in the Fan Zone

The MucAware awareness team from the Social Department is there for you in the Fan Zone: whether you have lost your friends or your cell phone battery is empty, you have had one too many beers, are in a physically or mentally difficult situation or in the event that you have experienced or witnessed violence or discrimination.

You will find the MucAware stand with the purple banner next to the tent at the entrance and exit of the Olympic Stadium North behind the Coubertin restaurant. This is also where you will find the women's cab vouchers, information in many languages as well as free hearing protection - and sweets. The employees will also be walking around the Fan Zone area in teams of two. You will recognize them by their purple vests and the LED backpack with 💜. Don't hesitate to approach them!

In our Instagram video, we accompanied the awareness team at work and took a look behind the scenes:

How MucAware helps you in the Fan Zone

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July 3: Classical music and more on match-free Wednesdays

Vier Fans am spielfreien Tag vor der Seebühne in der Münchner Fan Zone
Ann-Katrin Suckfüll/Host City München

The round of 16 is over - on July 3 and 4, the teams at UEFA EURO 2024 have a day off. But that doesn't mean there's nothing going on in the Fan Zone of Host City Munich. There was classical music with the Bavarian Philharmonic Orchestra and a soccer freestyler show in the Olympic Park on Wednesday, with the HNO Soundsystem playing in the evening.

Preview of 4 July: Inclusion Day in the Fan Zone

On 4 July, there will once again be no matches, but there will be a big Inclusion Day in the Fan Zone with a special programme on the topic. In addition to the daily sports and games programme:

    13:45 - 15:15: ABM Orchestra (inclusion band)
    15:45 - 16:45: Lauraine (synth-pop project by Laura Glauber)
    18:00 - 20:00: Visual Escapism: dance (30min), acapella (30min), performance (15min), film (30min)
    20:30 - 22:00: Bukahara (world music)

July 2: Oranje Festival in Munich on and off the pitch

Oranje festival in Munich! In the evening, the Dutch team won 3:0 against the brave Romanians in the round of 16 in Munich. But even before that, the day in Munich belonged to the guests from the neighboring country: at noon there was a fan walk of thousands of Dutch fans in the city.

First, the Oranje supporters met on the square in front of the Olympic ice stadium. Then around 7,000 fans transformed the route around the Olympic Park to the Fan Zone into a party mile. Of course, the Oranje hit "Links rechts" by Snollebollekes was not to be missed, to which the orange sea of people performed the appropriate party dance. What a spectacle!

Best of Oranje: Big football party in Munich

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Naar links! Naar rechts! Munich is oranje

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Dutch-Romanian party in the Fan Zone

Rumänen und Niederländer feiern in der Fan Zone
Grazia Possart

Dutch and Romanian fans have been celebrating together to a special stage program on the Seebühne: the two fan groups fit together, after all, the Romanians already created a great atmosphere at the group match in Munich against Ukraine.


Romania and the Netherlands #unitedbyfootball in München

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The Oranje party at the Fan Walk

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On the Oranje bus in the Olympic Park with Gerald Vanenburg

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Public screening: Turkish fans also celebrate in the Olympic Park

Like the Munich match, the late round of 16 match between Austria and Turkey was shown live not only on the three screens in the Fan Zone, but also in the Olympic Stadium. The numerous Turkish fans in Munich were clearly in the majority there. The cheers knew no bounds after the Turkish national team secured their place in the quarter-finals with a 2:1 victory.

Great atmosphere at the Turkish victory in the Fan Zone

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Street Activation with a colorful program in the city center

Alea mit Ania Jools auf dem Rindermarkt
Gunnar Jans

Before the match, ten Munich squares were once again transformed into pop-up stages for varied street art. For example, Ania Jools on Odeonsplatz, improv theatre with "Bühnenpolka" on Rindermarkt and music from the band "Donnerbalkan" on Holzplatz. Street Activation will take place for the last time before the semi-final on 9 July in Munich.


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Country portraits of the Munich guests

Would you like to get to know the Netherlands and its influence on Munich better? Then take a look at our country portrait - also in Dutch, of course!

Would you like to get to know Romania and its influence on Munich better? Then take a look at our country portrait - also in Romanian, of course!

July 1: #hockdiher live with two outstanding women

Kathrin "Ka" Lehmann (l) und Nadine Nurasyid am Stadion der Träume am Gasteig in München
Tobias Hase / LHM RBS

Today, #hockdiher was live at the Munich Arena with two strong women. Munich's host city ambassador Ka Lehmann and Nadine Nurasyid took a seat on the #hockdiher bench to talk about their careers in supposedly male domains.


Re-live of #hockdiher from the arena

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Kathrin "Ka" Lehmann made a professional career as a player in both football and ice hockey and was the only female athlete to win the highest European cup competition in both ice hockey (with AIK Solna from Sweden) and football (with FCR Duisburg). She is now a local ambassador for the European Championships in the host city of Munich. During the European Championships, the Swiss native is also a TV expert on ZDF. 

"You never have me completely. I love the diversity and Munich is diverse. The more stories you hear, the more you feel the need to experience something for yourself. I want to pass on this joy of playing and living to many people. That's why I'm an ambassador," said Lehmann in the talk.

Nadine Nurasyid from Munich has made American football history: in 2022, she became the first female head coach of a men's American football team in Europe with the Munich Cowboys and was voted Coach of the Year in the German Football League (GFL) 2022. Nurasyid is currently part of the coaching staff of the Stuttgart Surge in the European League of Football (ELF) and a TV expert for RTL's NFL broadcasts.

"You have to keep developing. You have to grow and see other things," she says, describing her career in football. "In the beginning, it was difficult to explain why I play football, why I have so many bruises and why I invest so much time and money in it. That changed when I got the job as head coach. Then the public perception changed too."

The fact that the NFL is coming to Munich for the Munich Game on November 10 between the New York Giants and the Carolina Panthers is a privilege for Nurasyid: "To have such a big league and such a coveted game in my hometown is an absolute highlight."


Albärt on the #hockdiher bench in the Olympic Park

Albärt auf der #hockdiher-Bank in der Fan Zone
Anette Göttlicher

The European Championship mascot Albärt stopped by the #hockdiher bench in the Fan Zone Olympiapark on Monday. Fans were able to take stories, videos and selfie pictures with Albärt and upload them to Instagram with the hashtag #hockdiher and the tag @muenchen. Participants also received a small mini Albärt as a souvenir.

Romanian team arrives in Munich by train

Rumänisches Team am Münchner Hauptbahnhof
Martin Jahns
In a good mood: Deian Sorescu (l.) and Andrei Rațiu after arriving at Munich Central Station

A sustainable journey: The Romanian team arrived in Munich on the ICE at 11:07 a.m. sharp on Monday. The Romanians traveled by train from their European Championship quarters in Würzburg, as they did for their first game in Munich. They then took the bus to the team hotel.

By train: Welcome to Munich, fellow Romanians!

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Trainers' Day and public screening in the Fan Zone

At the Bavarian Football Association's Soccer Court, you can take a look at what it's like to work as a football coach throughout the afternoon at the Coaches' Day. In demo training sessions, the BFV experts will give you inspiration for new forms of training, whether for kids or adults.

Public screening with more round of 16 finals

Of course, the ball will be rolling again. You can watch it on three screens in the Fan Zone. The Olympic Stadium will not be open on Monday.

The matches at a glance:

  • 6 p.m.: France - Belgium
  • 9 p.m.: Portugal - Slovenia

Further program on the lake stage:

  • 2 - 2:30 p.m.: Podcast live "Post saves!"
  • 2:45 - 4:15 p.m.: Brew Berrymore
  • 5:10 - 5:30 p.m.: VIVO DJ (Dan Gerous)

Public screening also in the Olympic Stadium

In addition to the fan zone, all Germany games will also be broadcast live in the Olympic Stadium if required.
The Munich games can also be seen in the stadium.

  • July 2nd, 6 p.m.: Round of 16: Romania - Netherlands
  • July 5th, 6 p.m.: Quarter-finals: Germany - Spain
  • July 9th, 9 p.m.: Semi-finals in Munich

June 30: England fans celebrate in the Fan Zone

On Saturday, the German fans celebrated in the Fan Zone, on Sunday it was the English fans' turn. They had to tremble for a long time before their team forced extra time against Slovakia shortly before the end and secured their place in the quarter-finals thanks to a goal from Bayern striker Harry Kane. The cheers of the fans in the Fan Zone knew no bounds.

In the evening match, Spain beat Georgia 4:1 and will now face Germany in the quarter-finals on Friday.

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Englische Fans jubeln beim Sieg im Achtelfinale gegen die Slowakei
Anette Göttlicher
England fans celebrate reaching the quarter-finals

Only just saved! England fans cheer in Munich

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Music program with Marquess and Secret Act Tream

There was also plenty on offer on the lake stage away from sport: In the afternoon, there was Spanish-language pop from Hanover by Marquess.

Between the two round of 16 matches, it was then time for the secret act Tream. The Upper Palatinate native combines rap and pop and made the Seebühne shake with his hits "München" and "Dieser Sommer". But see for yourself:

Re-Live: Secret Act Tream live on stage

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Video: Marquess live in the Fan Zone

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Olympiapark mit Olympiaturm, Fan Zone, Olympiasee und Regenbogen
Anette Göttlicher
Der Olympiapark am 30. Juni mit Fan Zone und Regenbogen

Looking back: Huge party at the Olympic Stadium premiere for the EURO

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Strong atmosphere in the fan zone during Germany's 2-0 victory

For the first time, public viewing also took place in the Olympic Stadium today - on a 160 square meter screen. And in contrast to the Dortmund venue (where the game even had to be interrupted), the weather in Munich was also good. In midsummer temperatures, a total of 45,000 spectators (25,000 in the fan zone, 20,000 in the Olympic Stadium) cheered on the German team - with a happy ending: After a long test of patience, the fans were finally rewarded in the second half with goals from Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala. In the quarterfinals, Germany will face the winner of the Spain vs. Georgia match (Sunday, 9 p.m.) on Friday, July 5th at 6 p.m.

The atmosphere at the 6 p.m. game was already great - the Swiss fans were outnumbered in the Munich fan zone, but their team is the first team in the quarterfinals after their 2-0 win against Italy!

June 29: Kai Havertz in 3, 2, 1: Finally the goal!

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Great atmosphere in the Olympic Stadium

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Round of 16 – today also in the Olympic Stadium!

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June 28: The group stage in Munich was great - looking forward to Saturday

Impressionen aus der Fan Zone München zur UEFA EURO 2024 mit feiernden Fans
Anette Göttlicher

On the match-free day, it's worth taking another look back at the first two weeks of soccer parties in the Munich Fan Zone. From the great Scots and enthusiastic German fans to cheering supporters of Italy and Turkey. Munich turned into one big party during the group stage.

And the best thing is: it's not over! Tomorrow, Saturday, the wait for football will be over. The Olympic Stadium will open for the first time for the public viewing of the round of 16 matches between Italy and Switzerland (kick-off 6 p.m.) and the clash between Germany and Denmark (9 p.m.).

Video: Europe celebrates in Munich

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Fan Zone: Stage program with music and comedy

A visit to the Fan Zone was also worthwhile on Friday, with concerts, poetry slams and a comedy show to shorten the wait for the Germany match on Saturday. The piano player Robert Rias, Roxxdoxx and Ezè Wendetoin were also there. The first preliminary round of the poetry slam competition took place in the evening. The highlight was the Urban Comedy Super Open Air with comedians Simon Pearce, Masud Akbarzadeh, Salim Samatou, comedienne Maria Clara Groppler and host Freez.

Review of the Trainers Day - again on Monday

On June 24, interested parties were able to gain great insights into the work of a football coach in the youth and adult sector at the Fan Zone's Soccer Court. Did you miss it? Good news: there's another chance on Monday, July 1! Come along, watch the demo training sessions and learn new methods from the training experts of the Bavarian Football Association!

With Daniel Bierofka & Co: This was the coaches' first day

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#hockdiher in the fan zone in the Olympiapark, among other places

#hockdiher-Begegnungsbank im Olympiapark
Anette Göttlicher

Of course, the #hockdiher bench will also be in the Fan Zone. Come to the bench, meet fans from all over the world and post your football encounters with the hashtag #hockdiher. You can also find the benches in the European Championship look at other locations throughout Munich.

More information about the #hockdiher meeting benches 


June 27: Sports representative Florian Kraus informs himself about sustainability at the European Championships

After two weeks of non-stop football, the European Championships are having their first day off. There is still a lot going on in the fan zone. Sports representative Florian Kraus, for example, took a look around the FAIR PLAY ZONE and came away with some exciting impressions. From environmentally friendly travel by train or bike to fair production conditions, e.g. for the match balls, the AWO's "Learning with Kick" project has set up an entertaining little exhibition - right next to the Magic Sky on Hans-Jochen-Vogel-Platz. Come along and find out about Munich's commitment to a sustainable EURO!

Video: Florian Kraus in the FAIR PLAY ZONE

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June 26: After the Danish party: Light Art on Tuesday with Romania - Netherlands

The European Championship group stage is over, now it's time for the knockout phase. Romania, who won Group E, and the Netherlands, who finished third in Group D, will contest the round of 16 on July 2 in Munich. Here you can find all the information about the program in the Fan Zone.

Yesterday's Match Day once again saw light art at a Munich landmark. For the first time, Königsplatz was illuminated in the colors of the host countries Denmark and Serbia from 9 to 11 pm. On Tuesday, the colors of Romania and the Netherlands will shine. Then it will also be Oranje at Light Art.

Light Art: Light show at the Propylaea on Königsplatz

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Sports consultant Florian Kraus on the #hockdiher bench

Florian Kraus auf der #hockdiher-Bank
Anette Göttlicher

Before the Fan Zone opened at midday, Munich's sports consultant Florian Kraus took a look around the Olympic Park and sat down on the #hockdiher bench. In the video, he explains what he thinks of the atmosphere during the EURO and what makes the #hockdiher benches so special.

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June 25: Danish fans celebrated in the city, in the arena and in the Fan Zone

Fanlauf der dänischen Fans in München
picture alliance/dpa | Simon Sachseder

Danish dynamite in the host city of Munich: The Danish fans celebrated all day in the city - and then in the evening in the arena and the Fan Zone as they advanced to the round of 16, where they will face hosts Germany, of all teams, on Saturday (9 p.m.).

What a great sight: Munich all in red and white! Up to 6,000 Danish supporters marched from Arnulfstraße via Landsberger Straße to Hirschgarten at midday, where the Scandinavians celebrated exuberantly. The atmosphere was cheerful and peaceful. The Hirschgarten, Munich's largest beer garden, was even too small for the many fans. Equipped with numerous flags from their home towns, they organized a large picnic around the beer garden, and at the beer tables in the completely full beer garden they celebrated a great Danish party with Danish songs and Bavarian brass band music. Almost a Oktoberfest atmosphere!

In the evening, the party continued in the Fan Zone as the Danes secured second place in Group C with a 0-0 draw against Serbia. This means that Denmark will be Germany's opponents in the round of 16 on Saturday at 9 p.m.

In the video: How the Danish fans celebrate themselves

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Fan Zone expands into the Olympic Stadium

Das Münchner Olympiastadion von oben
Olympiapark München

The Fan Zone will be extended to the Olympic Stadium for all German matches from this Saturday against Denmark. The other Munich matches will also be broadcast in the stadium. This will give 20,000 spectators more space. The 160 square meter screen will be set up at the height of the center circle and the spectators will sit in the opposite stand.

As the Olympic Stadium will open at 5 p.m. on Saturday, the first round of 16 match between Switzerland and Italy can also be seen. The round of 16 match between Germany and Denmark will then follow at 9 p.m..

Street Activation at matchdays

Matchday in the host city of Munich - which means a lot of action in the city center. The Street Activation takes place in many different places: improvisational theater, sketch artists, comedy shows, breakdancers and music provide the best entertainment.


The stage polka sings the way to go

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Country portraits of the Match Day countries

Want to know where you can experience Danish culture away from the European Championships in Munich? Then read our country portrait of the Danes on impressive Danish buildings, St. Hans and the Nordic highs and lows at FC Bayern. And, of course, there is also a lot of Serbia in Munich - from Serbian tradition at the Oktoberfest to Munich masterminds from the Balkans.

Discover Denmark in Munich with Pernille Harder

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June 24: Last-minute cheering in the Fan Zone

Fan Zone im Olympiapark am Abend
Grazia Possart

After the football festival is before the football festival: On Monday, the Italian fans were able to celebrate at the last second in front of the lake stage in the fan zone - about their equalizer in injury time against Croatia. But the Albania fans also created a great atmosphere in the Magic Sky tent, despite the narrow defeat against Spain.

Coach talk at the BFV with Tobias Schweinsteiger and Tim Walter

Trainer-Talk beim BFV mit Tobias Schweinsteiger und Tim Walter
Gunnar Jans
Coach talk at the BFV with Tobias Schweinsteiger and Tim Walter

There was already a lot going on in the Fan Zone during the day: At the Soccer Court on Coaches' Day, visitors could take part in demo training sessions and get a taste of the work of a coach or take inspiration for new forms of training.

At 7 p.m., two top coaches discussed the work in modern professional football: Tobias Schweinsteiger, brother of Bastian Schweinsteiger, was able to talk about his work as a youth coach at FC Bayern and most recently head coach at VfL Osnabrück. Tim Walter, also formerly a youth coach at FC Bayern, most recently coached the Bundesliga teams in Stuttgart and at HSV and will take over the English second division team Hull City on July 1. And both talk guests agreed: Germany will be European champions! Not least because Julian Nagelsmann has created a new spirit with his coaching philosophy.

June 23: Happy end in the Fan Zone

Public Viewing in der Fan Zone in München
Anette Göttlicher

Pure ecstasy! The 25,000 fans in the Fan Zone had to wait 91 minutes before Niclas Füllkrug scored with his header to make it 1:1 for Germany against Switzerland. With the late equalizer, the DFB team secured group victory ahead of the Swiss. The jubilation knew no bounds. 
Despite the missed victory, it was a happy ending. A successful conclusion after a day full of great concerts and hands-on activities.

However, the European Championship had to say goodbye to the Scottish fans who had also enchanted Munich around the opening game. After losing 0:1 to Hungary in the parallel match, Scotland finished bottom of the group. Nevertheless, the fair, chanting fans will be remembered as one of the host city highlights.

Fans cheering in the Fan Zone

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Great atmosphere, cool concerts

Kytes-Konzert in der Fan Zone München
Gunnar Jans

The Fan Zone was already packed long before kick-off and then had to be closed. The German fans were eagerly awaiting the kick-off for the final group game, the atmosphere was full of anticipation, fans in white and pink DFB jerseys had been crowding the stands in front of the lakeside stage for hours - and were celebrating themselves, the team and EURO 2024 even before kick-off.

Shortly beforehand, the Munich indie band Kytes had really fired up the fans with their songs. 

There had already been a great concert program on the Seebühne since the afternoon: The Funky Blues Rabbits kicked off the music program with the opening of the Fan Zone, after which singer-songwriter Max Weidner sang his anthem "We love Munich" for the first time that day. Dis M continued with German pop. After Max Weidner's second performance, the DA F.U.N.K. Dance Show kicked off in a silver glitter outfit.

The Kytes make the fan zone dance

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June 22nd: Colorful audience at the public viewing in the Fan Zone

Türkische Fans in der Fan Zone
Martin Jahns

In terms of sport, the fan zone on Saturday belongs mainly to the Turkish fans, who cheered loudly for their team in the 6 p.m. game against Portugal. Visitors to the major events this weekend (CSD PolitParade, Tollwood, Andreas Gabalier concert) also mingled with the public viewing audience, so that the fan zone temporarily closed in the second half of the Turkey game. In the evening, the weather was not quite on our side, and the Belgium - Romania match could only be shown in the Theatron and under the Magic Sky in moderate rain.

The afternoon in the fan zone was dedicated to inclusion football, with the Bavarian Football Association's (BFV) inclusion tournament taking place on the soccer court, among other things. Before the games, there was a children's program on the lake stage where people could sing, dance and laugh along.

More information about today's program in the Fan Zone

21 June: Public screening and program in the Fan Zone

Österreichische Fans in der Fan Zone beim Public Viewing
Michael Hofmann
Austrian fans celebrate their win in the Fan Zone

There were two thrilling matches in the Fan Zone on Friday. First, Ukraine bounced back in the tournament with a win against Slovakia. Then the vociferous Austrian fans celebrated their victory against Poland in the Fan Zone. Unfortunately, the public screening of the match between the Netherlands and France had to be canceled due to a thunderstorm.

Impressions from the Bavarian Referees’ Day

Last Sunday (June 16), the Bavarian Football Association dedicated the Soccer Court in the Fan Zone to the almost 10,000 Bavarian referees, without whom regular game operations would not be possible and who ensure that around 250,000 amateur football games per year take place under perfect conditions.

Teams of referees competed on the court for the title of "Bavarian referee champion". There was also a referee quiz and a rally, as well as a panel discussion with Bundesliga referee Angelika Söder and third division referee Assad Nouhoum. In our video you can see what was going on. If you are interested in this exciting task, you can find all the information at!

“We’ll control it!” – Referee Day in the Fan Zone

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Discover sustainable projects in the FAIR PLAY ZONE

Have you already made a visit to the FAIR PLAY ZONE in the Fan Zone? Right next to the Magic Sky on Hans-Jochen-Vogel-Platz, it offers exciting insights into how the host city of Munich is ensuring a sustainable EURO 2024.

Every day, you can discover the measures taken by different partners in the areas of environment, social affairs and governance. For example, the Munich waste management company, which is committed to reducing waste at the EURO. Or find out what "Learning with a kick" means, a project of the AWO Kreisverband München Stadt e.V..

More about sustainability at the UEFA EURO 2024 in Munich


June 20: Europe celebrates a football party in the Fan Zone

Time for the third Munich match of this European Championship! Slovenia and Serbia shared the points in a 1:1 draw in the Munich Football Arena. Thousands of Slovenian and Serbian fans celebrated together in the city. After the game, the merry football party continued in the Fan Zone. By the way, the Serbian fans can save themselves a trip to another host city: Their third group game against Denmark is next Tuesday (9 p.m.), also in Munich.

In the evening, the Fan Zone is firmly in Italian hands: the Tifosi create a goosebump atmosphere at the public screening of the Spain vs Italy match.

Harmonious football festival in the Fan Zone

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Impressions from the FAIR PLAY ZONE in the video

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The impressive Italy corner in the Fan Zone

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Emotional half-time break for Spain - Italy

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Evening program: DingDangDöng free kick in Köşk

An exhibition that combines culture and football opens as part of the free DingDangDöng event series. Freistoß 1884 illuminates German colonial history in the aesthetics of a clubhouse. The artists involved will be present at the opening from 7 p.m. at the Köşk Cultural Center in Schillerstraße. Come and have a look!

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Light art at the town hall at the end of the day

Munich match days are light art days! In honor of the host countries Slovenia and Serbia, the façade of the New City Hall directly on Marienplatz will be illuminated with light art in the teams' colors from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the evening.


Street Activation in the city center gets going again

The third Munich match is coming up! Before the kick-off of the match between Slovenia and Serbia, ten squares in Munich's city center are once again buzzing. At Max-Joseph-Platz, for example, the brass band "WosDaBrassKo" kicked off at 10:30 a.m.. At Holzplatz, the Boazn Boyz will be playing until 2 p.m. and at Rindermarkt it gets acrobatic with BMX and breakdance shows.

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Colorful program for street activation in Munich

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Munich is so Slovenian and so Serbian

Today, teams and fans from Slovenia and Serbia are visiting Munich for the first time in this European Championship. Both countries have points of contact with Munich, and not just in sport. In our country portraits, you can find out where Slovenia and Serbia have left their mark in Munich. From an Oktoberfest classic with Slovenian roots to Serbian masterminds for Munich's top-class sport.

For our guests, the country portraits are of course also available in Slovenian and Serbian.

Discover Slovenia in Munich with NK Slovenija

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Discover Serbia in Munich with basketball star Vladimir Lučić

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June 19: Fan Zone – Public screening in the evening, including Germany vs. Hungary

Fan Zone Deutschland vs. Ungarn
Anette Göttlicher

The Fan Zone was buzzing in the evening. Germany played its second European Championship group match. The DFB team beat Hungary 2:0 in Stuttgart. In the packed Fan Zone in the Olympic Park, around 25,000 mainly German fans watched the game on the three screens in a great footballing atmosphere.

Sunshine and temperatures of around 30 degrees fuelled the atmosphere, which reached its first emotional climax with the cheers after Musiala's 1:0 goal (22). Captain İlkay Gündoğan caused the second loud outburst of emotion in the Fan Zone in the 67th minute.

The third match of the day in the Fan Zone starts at 9pm: the clash between Germany's group opponents Scotland and Switzerland is still to come. The match between Croatia and Albania will be played at 3.00 pm.

To the program in the Fan Zone


That's how great the atmosphere is in the Fan Zone

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June 19: Sports talk with world champions and club makers - watch re-live

#hockdiher-Bank mit Jochen Sauer und Lorenz Funk
Anika Stephan
Jochen Sauer and Lorenz Funk with the team

At lunchtime in the Olympic Park, the focus was on nothing less than the future of German sport: How do you make it from talent to professional athlete? And how does youth development work in modern elite sport? On the #hockdiher meeting bench on the southern shore of the Olympic Lake, young stars and decision-makers from two top Munich teams discussed these issues at the sports talk.

The guests at #hockdiher live:

Part 1: The young players

  •     Konstantin Heide, U17 World Champion, SpVgg Unterhaching
  •     Max Schmitt, U17 World Champion, FC Bayern
  •     Nikolaus "Klausi" Heigl, professional ice hockey player EHC Red Bull Munich and German national player

Part 2: The makers

  •     Jochen Sauer, Director of Youth Development at FC Bayern
  •     Lorenz Funk, Managing Director Sports EHC Red Bull Munich

More about the #hockdiher meeting benches

Re-live: part 1 – the young players

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Re-live: part 2 – the makers

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Scotsman thanks Munich by letter

Schottische Fans feiern mit EM-Maskottchen Albärt in München
Anette Göttlicher
Created a great atmosphere: Scottish fans

A Scottish fan says "Thank you Munich": In a letter to Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter, Scottish fan Neil L. thanked the people of Munich for their hospitality at the opening match on Friday. You can read in the letter why the mayor can be proud of his citizens:

Tips & info for your Fan Zone visit today, Wednesday, June 19

After the opening match, Olympiapark München GmbH (OMG) once again expanded the service in the Fan Zone:

  • 60 additional toilets have been installed.
  • There are more staff at the food and drink stands and 2 additional bar units - in the Fan Zone and at the entrance to the Olympic Hall West.
  • The closing time of Hans-Jochen-Vogel-Platz has been brought forward from 11 a.m. to 9 a.m. in order to be able to carry out the preparatory work more efficiently.

Tips for your visit to the Fan Zone:

  • Please remember to arrive early.
  • Bags and bags larger than DIN A4 are NOT allowed.
  • Protect yourself from the heat: There are free drinking fountains and sun cream dispensers.
  • Bringing non-alcoholic drinks up to one liter in PLASTIC BOTTLES is allowed.

June 18: DingDangDöng with quiz in the evening

DingDangDöng Kopfball at The Tent in Nymphenburg was looking for bright minds: Music from DJ Cosimoto, Ö_DigitalGezÖcke with Aida Bakhtiari and the DingDangDöng Camping Quiz in English awaited you there. The event was hosted by Matthias Weinzierl.

Impressions from DingDangDöng