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A football fan’s guide to EURO 2024 host city Leipzig

Even though Leipzig is the home of one of the most disliked teams in Germany, the city is rather beautiful and historic. People have called it ‘the New Berlin’, as it’s a city filled with young creatives. With a huge history, the Saxon metropolis is a perfect travel destination for music lovers due to its connection to Bach, Mendelssohn and Wagner. Leipzig is one of the host cities of EURO 2024 and the Red Bull Arena will be the stage of four matches.

Leipzig Euro 2024


Leipzig will be welcoming many national and international football fans to the city this summer. The Red Bull Arena will be hosting three preliminary rounds and a Round of 16 match:

  • June 18, 2024: Portugal vs Czech Republic
  • June 21, 2024: Netherlands vs France
  • June 24, 2024: Croatia vs Italy
  • July 2, 2024: Round of 16 (1st Group D vs 2nd Group F)
Red Bull Arena

Red Bull Arena

The Red Bull Arena is the second-largest stadium in Eastern Germany and the home ground of RB Leipzig. The modern football stadium was first opened for the World Cup of 2006. It is located on the same site as the old Zentralstadion, which was once the largest stadium in Germany with a capacity of 100,000. The arena is less than two kilometres from the city centre.

Augustusplatz Fan Zone

On the Augustusplatz, the city’s largest square, you can find a large Fan Zone from the 14th of June until the 14th of July. The square will be transformed into a public viewing spot for up to 15,000 football fans to watch all EURO 2024 matches. Besides being able to watch the games, the Fan Zone will also be a festival area for young and old. There will be a football field, around 30 concerts, a Ferris wheel and many other things. 

Leipzig City

Live like a local

Leipzig, a city with about 600,000 inhabitants, is the seventh largest city in the country. It’s renowned for its history and artistic environment. There are several quarters, each with their own identity. Plagwitz, in the west of the city, has a lot of industrial heritage. Former warehouses and factories have been turned into restaurants, bars and art galleries. In the harbour and canals, you can also enjoy some water activities and sports. 

Those who want to experience the vibrant nightlife of Leipzig should go to Südvorstadt. The neighbourhood is home to plenty of bars, dance clubs, and music venues. The centre of Leipzig is known for its historical and cultural attractions. Here you’ll find many museums and historic sites such as the Leipzig Opera House, St. Nicholas Church, de Marktplatz and the New Town Hall. You will also find plenty of shops in the centre, making it a popular place for tourists and locals. 

In the northern part of the city, you have the neighbourhood of Gohlis, which is renowned for its architecture and quiet residential streets. You will also find several parks and the magnificent Gohlis Palace. 

Second photo: © RB Leipzig / Motivio